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Conwy RNLI lifeboat launched to assist a 26ft vessel in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Stock photo of Conwy lifeboat riding a wave at speed with Conwy Castle in the backdrop.

RNLI/Danielle Rush

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

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

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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