First rescue for Llandudno's new Shannon class lifeboat working with Conwy RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI lifeboats from Conwy and Llandudno were involved in a rescue operation in darkness in the early hours today (Thursday 9 November).

Llandudno lifeboat arrives alongside the casualty vessel

Llandudno RNLI

Llandudno lifeboat arrives alongside the casualty vessel

Llandudno's new £2.2M all-weather lifeboat William F Yates was called out by Holyhead Coastguard at midnight to go to the assistance of a the 24-foot Conwy fishing boat Proper Job which had suffered engine failure and was drifting in deteriorating weather conditions some way north of Penmaenbach headland. At the same time Coastguards called out Conwy RNLI inshore lifeboat to give additional assistance with the incident.

Launching soon afterwards on what was her first rescue mission since her recent commissioning, Llandudno's lifeboat soon reached the stricken craft, and after securing a towline took it up-channel into the River Conwy. At the Beacons jetty the Conwy lifeboat took over to place the fishing boat on a safe mooring, its occupant unharmed.

The two lifeboats then returned to their respective stations, with the William F Yates reaching Llandudno at 2.50am.

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