Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday afternoon (01/10) to assist an 8 meter fishing boat with 2 people on board that had sent out a ‘Pan Pan’ to report that they were taking on water and that their bilge pump was not operating.

Llandudno ALB escorting the casualty vessel

RNLI/Luke Heritage

Llandudno ALB escorting the casualty vessel

The all-weather lifeboat ‘William F Yates’ launched at 2:15 p.m. with an on-board salvage pump and made its way towards the last given position of the casualty vessel which was approximately 0.7 NM North of the Great Orme. Shortly after the lifeboat had launched, the fishing boat called up the coastguard and reported that they had managed to get their bilge pump working and were making their way towards Conwy. The lifeboat located the fishing boat and escorted it up to the Conwy quay.

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