Llandudno lifeboats go to the aid of fishing vessel off Rhos Point
Holyhead Coastguard alerted Llandudno lifeboat just after midnight on Tuesday 30 October following an emergency call about a fishing boat needing help after becoming entangled with its own fishing nets just off Rhos Point.
Llandudno’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was taken to Rhos on Sea by road where the volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson in freezing conditions at 12:38am. Despite their best efforts the inshore lifeboat crew were unable to free the boat and the Shannon all-weather lifeboat William F Yates launched at 1:22am to assist in the recovery operation. After successfully cutting away the nets, the Shannon towed the fishing boat to a safe mooring in Rhos on Sea harbour where Llandudno Coastguard were in attendance.
Both lifeboats with their volunteer crews returned safely to Craig y Don beach to be recovered at 2:40am and were made ready for service again by 3:45am.
RNLI media contact
For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno LIfeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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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.