LLANDUDNO RNLI CREW LAUNCH TO BOAT TAKING ON WATER
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.
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.
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.