Flint RNLI tasked to capsized vessel
Flint RNLI were requested by UK Coastguard at 3:22pm after reports of a capsized vessel mid river near Airbus load-out facility.
Flint lifeboat was taken to Connahs Quay for launch and arrived on scene 15 minutes later. Flint lifeboat passed on all relevant details to the coastguard, and it was decided to take the vessel in tow and made secure by lifeboat crew and Flint Coastguard on the riverbank.
Further information was then received from a member of public that they had seen the vessel on Sunday, already capsized moored alongside another vessel at Connahs Quay Dock. With the vessel secure and no life at risk the lifeboat was stood down by UK Coastguard.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.