Rhyl RNLI Crew Late Night Call to a Vessel Adrift from Rhyl Harbour
Rhyl's Volunteer Inshore Lifeboat crew launched late last night to a vessel that was adrift in Rhyl Harbour.
UK Coastguard at Holyhead resquested the launch on Rhyl's Inshore lifeboat at 11:25pm last night (11 June), after a report from North Wales Police that there was a boat adrift in Rhyl harbour, which had now drifted down river towards the rock training wall.
Rhyl Inshore Lifeboat 'Mary Maxwell' launched at 11:35pm and proceeded to the harbour, where the crew found the boat already on the rocks below the new Range superstore. A crew member was put ashore to assess the boat and check for any damage, whilst the crew on the Inshore boat set up a tow line. With the tide dropping, the crew worked quickly to remove the boat from the rocks and tow it back to the harbour pontoons to the awaiting owner of the boat and Rhyl Coastguard Team.
Andrew Wilde, Deputy Coxswain said 'Although there was no one in danger, the crew were happy to help recover the boat for the owner who through no fault of their own nearly lost their vessel on the rocks at Rhyl'.
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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.