Conwy RNLI lifeboat launched to assist a 28ft vessel in difficulty.

Lifeboats News Release

Conwy RNLI lifeboat crew pagers were activated by UK Coastguard on Saturday 1st June, amidst the ongoing activities of the Conwy Pirate Weekend. Lifeboat launched to assist a 28ft power boat which was unable to safely enter Conwy due to engine failure.

Lifeboat approaching casualty vessel.

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Lifeboat preparing to take over tow.

The crew pagers were activated at 11:42am and the RNLI lifeboat The May-Bob launched with her volunteer crew of three minutes later. The lifeboat made her way through the navigational channel to the last reported position given by UK Coastguard of the casualty vessel, where she was now kindly being assisted by a fellow pleasure craft reducing her drift.

Upon arrival, the lifeboat took over the tow and once established, the casualty vessel was safely navigated through the navigational channel to Conwy Marina.

With the casualty vessel now moored at her berth, the RNLI lifeboat crew were released by UK coastguard with thanks.

The lifeboat was back on station at 1pm where she was recovered, refuelled and made ready for service.

Pictured:

1. Lifeboat coming alongside casualty vessel ready to take over the tow.

2. Casualty vessel under tow and heading towards Conwy Marina.


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Notes to editors

• Conwy lifeboat station has been operating since 1966.

• To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/conwy

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Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639

Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513

Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Lifeboat pictured from casualty vessel under tow.

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Casualty vessel under tow.

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