Llandudno’s Shannon Lifeboat launches to broken down fishing vessel
On Tuesday afternoon at 15.47pm, Llandudno’s volunteer crew were tasked to launch by HM Holyhead Coastguard. They were required to go to the assistance of a 28ft fishing vessel which had suffered mechanical failure and was stranded approx. four miles North of Rhos on Sea on the West Constable Bank.
Arriving at the location, Llandudno Lifeboat William F Yates was able to establish that the fishermen on board were both fit and well although unfortunately their boat was beyond immediate repair. The Coxswain made the decision that a tow was necessary and also the safest way to assist the casualty vessel. After securing a towline the Llandudno Lifeboat proceeded to Rhos on Sea Harbour.
The lifeboat then returned to the Llandudno Lifeboat Station to prepare for future launches.
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.