Llandudno lifeboat launches to assist sailing vessel in distress.
Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat William F Yates carries out rescue of a stricken sailing vessel twenty-four nautical miles off the North Wales coast .
The lifeboat with a crew of five launched at 3.29pm on Wednesday afternoon, the crew were tasked to locate and rescue a 27-ft sailing vessel with two crew on board. The vessel was reported to be in difficulty and drifting to the north of the Conwy drilling platform.
After launch, the Llandudno lifeboat proceeded 24 nautical miles north of the Great Orme to the reported location, once on scene and in communication with the Holyhead Coastguard the Coxswain agreed to place a crew member on board and to tow the sailing vessel to a safe location.
The lifeboat with the vessel in tow proceeded to make way toward Anglesey, on arrival at Puffin Island the vessel was met by the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington which took over the tow returning to a safe mooring in Beaumaris.
After a seven-hour operation the lifeboat finally made its journey back to Llandudno at 10.30pm to be recovered and prepared for her next service by the awaiting shore crew.
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