Conwy RNLI lifeboat launched to assist a damaged 17ft vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch this Friday evening (23rd June) by UK Coastguard, to assist a 17ft motor craft which had suffered damage upon re floating in the Conwy Bay.

Stock photo of Conwy lifeboat seen at full speed with historic Conwy Castle in the background.

RNLI/Danielle Rush

Stock photo of 'The May-Bob' D-765

The crew pagers were activated at 7.17pm and the RNLI lifeboat The May-Bob launched with her volunteer crew of three minutes later. En route, UK Coastguard relayed the position of the vessel and the lifeboat arrived shortly after to the casualty vessel and her two occupants, whom by now were drifting with the incoming tide.

The lifeboat swiftly proceeded to set up a tow and once established, the casualty vessel was safely brought to her trailer at the Conwy Beacons jetty slipway. The RNLI lifeboat crew assisted the occupants to recover their vessel on the trailer and were released by UK coastguard with thanks.

The lifeboat was back on station at 8.45pm where she was recovered, refuelled and made ready for service.

Notes to editors

RNLI media contacts

  • Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639
  • Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513
  • Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer (Wales and West) on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162
  • Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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