Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat returns home after a significant upgrade
Llandudno's Shannon class lifeboat William F Yates has raised crew spirits with a return to station and active duty.
Luke Heritage Llandudno Station Mechanic explained: ‘it's nice to finally have our lifeboat back on station. The all-weather lifeboat has now been fitted with AVX3, which is the newer jet management system which further enhances the fantastic capabilities of the lifeboat.’
The Shannon is the latest class of all-weather lifeboat to join the RNLI fleet. She’s the first modern all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by waterjets instead of traditional propellers, making her our most agile and manoeuvrable all-weather lifeboat yet.
During her absence William F Yates was relieved by Reg (13-07, O.N.1314), brought to Llandudno from Fleetwood.
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