Llandudno Shannon Lifeboat launches to stranded yacht off Conwy
Late Saturday evening at 7.04 pm Llandudno’s volunteer lifeboat crew, were tasked to launch by Holyhead Coastguard. They were required to go to the assistance of a 37ft sailing vessel which had suffered mechanical failure and was anchored approx. one-mile North of Conwy Morfa.
Arriving on the scene the Llandudno Lifeboat William F Yates was able to establish that the five persons on board were all fit and well. The Coxswain assessed the situation prior to undertaking a tow, and made the decision that a tow was necessary and the safest way to assist the casualties. 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.
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.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.