Flint RNLI launch to drifting 25ft cabin cruiser near Mostyn Dock

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI lifeboat crew launched at the request of UK Coastguard on Saturday (3 October), to a sailing vessel drifting in the River Dee near Mostyn Dock.

Stern of boat facing towards the shore with lifeboat crewmember and cabin crusier in the background

RNLI/Gav Jones

A request to launch was received from UK Coastguard at 12.09pm after reports from members of the public that a cabin cruiser was drifting in River Dee near Mostyn Dock

Flint RNLI lifeboat launched at Greenfield and proceeded towards Mostyn, with help from Flint Coastguard Rescue Team, the lifeboat located the vessel aground at Ffynnongroyw. Once on scene, it was found that the cabin cruiser had no persons onboard, it was suspected that the vessel had broke its mooring and drifted down the river.

With the vessel aground, it was deemed safe and with no life at risk, the Lifeboat was stood down by UK Coastguard.

Flint RNLI crewmember Gavin Jones said:

“Thank you for the member of the public who rang 999. If you ever see anyone or any vessel in trouble in the water, please do not hesitate to call 999 and ask for the coastguard”

Notes to editors 

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established in 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launched over 700 times, saved 103 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.  
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018 
  • Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247 

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For more information contact Carly McCarthy and Aby Norwood Flint RNLI volunteer press officers, on [email protected] or [email protected] Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 07771 941390 or RNLI Press Office 01202 336789. 

bow of lifeboat facing the cabin crusier while crewmember wades towards the vessel

RNLI/Gav Jones

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