Rhyl RNLI lifeboat launches to assist vessel with engine problems

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteers were paged at 6.18pm on Monday 13th October 2022 to assist the vessel, which was just off the Douglas gas complex, some 12 miles off Rhyl.

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The all-weather lifeboat, under the command of Deputy second Coxswain Andy Wilde, made best speed to the casualty, arriving some 30 minutes after launch. The vessel had been laying whelk pots when the engine failed. Despite trying to re-start the engine, the skipper then contacted the Marine Rescue Co-ordinating centre at Holyhead, requesting assistance.
Once the lifeboat was on scene, they stood by as the skipper of the fishing boat tried replacing some engine ancillary parts, and luckily, the engine started.
As a precaution, the lifeboat stood by the fishing boat until the skipper stated all was now well, and he was returning to Conwy. The lifeboat departed the scene, returning at 9.30pm.
Acting Coxswain Andy Wilde said ' We were happy to stand by the vessel until all was well. We are glad the skipper had spares on board to fix the engine, and that the boat made it safely back to Conwy'.
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