Flint RNLI assist three people on a broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 4:29pm on Saturday 11 September by UK Coastguard to assess a broken down vessel in Connah's Quay with three persons on board.


Flint RNLI assist three people on broken down vessel

Flint lifeboat launched at Connah's Quay and located the casualty vessel five minutes after launch. The volunteer Helm and Crew assessed the vessel and persons on board and found they were all ok and the casualty vessel had suffered engine failure.

The Helm deemed the safest option was to carefully tow the vessel to the nearest suitable slipway at Connah's Quay where the owner recovered his boat.

Chris Dobson, Volunteer Helm said: ‘The casualties did the right thing by contacting the Coastguard for assistance, as we were able to assist them safely back ashore. Before setting out on your journey carry out regular checks on your vessel prior to going afloat. Have lifejackets for all on board and have a means for calling for help if you find yourself in trouble.’

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established in 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.rnli.org.uk/flint
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launched over 700 times, saved 103 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.  
  • Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 30 calls in 2020

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