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Llandudno lifeboat launches to rescue stranded sailing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno's all weather lifeboat William F Yates was tasked to launch at 11.30am on Sunday 19 June.


Llandudno RNLI crew towed the vessel back to Conwy Marina.
The volunteer crew were called out to locate and assist a stranded vessel approximately 5 miles north of Llandudno.

The 36-foot sailing yacht with six people on board was soon located. HM Coastguard then requested the lifeboat to tow the vessel to a safe mooring at Conwy Marina.

A RNLI crew member explained: ‘In these situations, we must thoroughly assess all possible risks to ensure everyone involved remain absolutely safe before securing a vessel and commencing a rescue.’

For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162.


The stranded vessel was towed by Llandudno RNLI.


Llandudno RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was launched to assist a stranded vessel.

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A screen capture of the route of the Llandudno lifeboat.

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