Llandudno inshore lifeboat launches to aid stricken fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday (31 August) Llandudno’s RNLI launched shortly after 1pm to the assistance of a small fishing boat which had suffered a mechanical failure.

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Launching from the lifeboat station, the volunteer crew soon reached the vessel which was drifting off the Little Orme with five people on board. The vessel was taken under tow and the inshore lifeboat proceeded to the safety Rhos on Sea harbour two miles away.

A spokesperson from Llandudno RNLI said: 'This was a good operation; we were able to successfully carry out our task whilst adhering to all the procedures and precautions we have put in place during the Covid 19 situation.'

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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