Moelfre and Llandudno RNLI respond to Mayday alert
Moelfre in-shore lifeboat Enfys 2 and Llandudno all-weather lifeboat William F Yates were both tasked by the Holyhead Coastguard at 2:19 pm Wednesday 31 July.
Responding to the mayday alert, both boats launched to provide urgent assistance to a 31-foot yacht which was having trouble in making headway and reporting a malfunction of its navigational systems. The yacht with a crew of two was located approximately one mile north east of Porth Lynas off the Anglesey coast. The Enfys 2 arrived on scene minutes after launch and was able to transfer a crew member to the yacht to aid the stricken sailors.
Following the arrival of the William F Yates the yacht was escorted back to Moelfre to be placed on a safe mooring. Both lifeboats were then able to return to their respective stations to prepare for their immediate return to service.
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