Conwy and Llandudno Lifeboats go to the aid of a stricken yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Late Saturday afternoon at 5.45 pm Conwy’s volunteer, inshore lifeboat crew, aboard the May-Bob, were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard. They were required to go to the assistance of a 40ft sailing vessel which had suffered engine failure and was anchored approx. one-mile North of Conwy Morfa.

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Due to the size of the vessel, Holyhead Coastguard also requested support from Llandudno’s all-weather relief lifeboat 13 07 Reg which launched at 6.05pm.

Arriving first on the scene the Conwy lifeboat was able to establish that the four persons on board were all fit and well. They remained on scene while the Llandudno lifeboat made its journey around the Great Orme and into the Conwy Estuary.

After securing a towline the Llandudno Lifeboat proceeded up-channel into the River Conwy to place the yacht on a safe mooring at Conwy Marina.

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