Six RNLI lifeboats launch to continue search for missing fishing vessel
Six RNLI lifeboats have launched this morning (Friday) to continue the search for a missing fishing vessel with three people on board off the North Wales coast.
Volunteer lifeboat crews from Llandudno, Rhyl, Hoylake and Conwy have launched this morning to help search for the missing fishing vessel and its crew. Both Shannon class all-weather lifeboats and inshore lifeboats from Rhyl and Llandudno were requested to launch by HM Coastguard shortly after 8am this morning.
Hoylake RNLI volunteers launched their Shannon class all-weather lifeboat shortly after 8:50am and Conwy volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 9:07am.
The search is coordinated by HM Coastguard.
The alarm was first raised yesterday morning for the missing vessel. Yesterday, seven RNLI lifeboats joined the multi-agency search, with some lifeboat out for nearly 12 hours at sea. Llandudno, Rhyl, Conwy, Beaumaris and Hoylake RNLI volunteers joined volunteer Coastguard teams and other emergency services in the search which lasted until 10pm last night.
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.
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.