All-weather lifeboat William F Yates leaves Llandudno for essential maintenance

Lifeboats News Release

Thursday morning saw William F Yates heading to Holyhead for essential work to be undertaken.

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William F Yates beach recovery in Llandudno

Station Mechanic, Luke Heritage, explained 'The William F Yates has gone away to Holyhead to have a new re-enforced coating put onto the hull to preserve and protect the boat during beach recovery'.

She is due to return in approximately two weeks’ time to resume her valuable lifesaving duties.

Later in the day, an RNLI relief Shannon lifeboat 13-07, Reg, arrived from Fleetwood to safeguard this section of the North Wales coast with our other flanking stations. The relief lifeboat is an essential part of the RNLI fleet and has seen service at numerous locations around the UK coast.

A recent RNLI statement highlighted how lifeboat crews across Wales have maintained a 24/7 lifesaving service throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, especially this summer, at a time when our epic Welsh coastline has been busier than ever. Whilst we do not know what the coming months will bring, we know that with your support, we can weather this storm together.

With all of our fundraising events cancelled for the year, it would mean a lot to us if you could donate what you can to help ensure that we have the funds to keep saving lives at sea in Wales. – RNLI Cymru

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For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Martin Macnamara, RNLI Media Officer on 07920 365929 or [email protected]

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RNLI Reg 13-07 at Llandudno

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