Conwy RNLI lifeboat launched to assist a 26ft vessel in difficulty
Conwy RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch this Saturday afternoon (24th June) by UK Coastguard, to assist a 26ft power boat which was unable to safely enter Conwy due to engine failure.
The crew pagers were activated at 1.27pm and the RNLI lifeboat The May-Bob launched with her volunteer crew of three minutes later. The lifeboat made her way through the navigational channel to the last reported position given by UK Coastguard of the casualty vessel.
Upon arrival, the lifeboat set up a tow and once established, the casualty vessel was safely navigated through the navigational channel to Conwy Marina. Nearing the approach to River and Marina, the tow was transferred to an alongside to best aid safe manoeuvring within the safe confines of Conwy Marina. With the casualty vessel now moored at her berth, the RNLI lifeboat crew were released by UK coastguard with thanks.
The lifeboat was back on station at 2.45pm where she was recovered, refuelled and made ready for service.
Notes to editors
- Conwy lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.
- To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/conwy
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.