Llandudno RNLI lifeboat aids fishing boat with mechanical breakdown
Llandudno’s all-weather was called out by Holyhead Coastguard and launched at 4.46pm Wednesday to go to the assistance of a 10 metre fishing vessel which had suffered a mechanical failure and was anchored approximately one nautical mile off Rhos Point between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.
In failing light, The William F Yates with her volunteer crew soon reached the stricken craft and managed to secure a towline proceeded on a steady journey into the River Conwy to place the boat on a safe mooring at Beacons Jetty, Conwy Morfa, its occupants unharmed. The lifeboat then returned to the Llandudno Lifeboat Station for its beach recovery at 7.52pm.
Paul Moreton Deputy Launch Authority from the RNLI explained:
'Everything went well, once again all crew members did a great job, whilst still safely adhering to all the procedures and precautions we have put in place during the Covid 19 situation.'
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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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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.