Lifeboats News Release

At 11:02 a.m. on Wednesday (10/10) Holyhead Coastguard requested the launch of Llandudno’s All-weather Lifeboat to go to the aid of a 10 meter, 18 tonne fishing vessel 6 miles north of the Great Orme.

Launching from the North shore, RNLB ‘William F Yates’, which had been on service at Llandudno exactly one year to the day, proceeded at best speed, arriving on scene 15 minutes later. A tow was established and the boat with its three man crew were towed to the safety of its home port of Conwy. Once the vessel was secured on the Beacons jetty with the help of Llandudno Coastguard, the Lifeboat then made its way back to Llandudno bay and began recovery at 1:30 p.m.

Tow being managed by RNLI crew member

RNLI/Luke Heritage

Tow being managed by RNLI crew member

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