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Conwy RNLI lifeboat launched to assist a 27ft motor cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch this bank holiday Sunday afternoon (29 May) by HM Coastguard to assist a 27ft yacht which had suffered engine failure up the Conwy River.

RNLI lifeboat The May-Bob launched with her volunteer crew of three at 2.44pm, shortly after being paged.
En route, HM Coastguard relayed the position of the vessel and the lifeboat arrived promptly at 2.49pm to assist the casualty vessel and her two occupants.  
The lifeboat proceeded to tow the motor cruiser through the harbour towards Conwy Marina. The RNLI lifeboat arrived within the confines of Conwy Marina at 3.30pm with the motor cruiser in tow. She was met by Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) whom was on hand to assist in securing the vessel.
Prior to departing the casualty vessel, the Coastguard expressed their thanks to the crew for their swift response on today’s service on a very busy day.      
The lifeboat arrived back on station at 3.45 where she was recovered, refuelled and made ready for service.

Notes to editors:
•Conwy RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.
•To learn more about the lifeboat station go to or email  

RNLI media contacts:
For more information please contact Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer/Helmsman, on 07871 505513, Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer/Helmsman, on 07999321639, Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162 or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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