Llandudno RNLI assists yacht with damaged propeller
Llandudno all-weather lifeboat William F Yates launched at 6.59am this morning (Friday 19 July) to go to the immediate aid of a 34 foot yacht which had encountered difficulties with a damaged propeller shaft.
The yacht which was on route from Whitehaven to Falmouth with a crew of three was located approx. 12 nautical miles north east of Llandudno and close to the shipping lane for entry to the Port of Liverpool. With only very light southerly winds, the yacht was experiencing great difficulty in making progress under sail and had therefore called for assistance.
The all-weather lifeboat arrived on scene 30 minutes after launch and taking the yacht under tow proceeded to the safety of Conwy Marina. The volunteer crew then returned to the lifeboat station arriving at 11.45am.
A spokesperson at the station explained: ‘once the lifeboat had been cleaned and made ready for its next service all of the volunteers would be returning to their jobs for the rest of day’.
Notes to editor
Attached are photo of Llandudno all-weather lifeboat towing the yacht to Conwy marina. Credit: RNLI Llandudno
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