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Rhyl RNLI volunteers assist disabled yacht

Lifeboats News Release

The crew were alerted by the Coastguard co-ordinating centre in Holyhead, who had received a mobile phone call saying the yacht had damaged sails and disabled engine.



Rhyl lifeboat approaching stricken yacht
The All-weather lifeboat was launched at 9.21pm on Tuesday 29 September in rain and poor visibility, and proceeded at best speed to the yacht's last known position to the North of Rhos-on-sea.
Llandudno lifeboat was already on a different call to the West of the casualty.
The lifeboat from Rhyl arrived on scene at 10.06pm, to find the yacht's sail was damaged and the boat was drifting. The yacht crew could not re-start the engine. The coxswain liaised with the yacht's crew, and they decided that the best course of action would be to tow the yacht back to Conwy.
This was successfully done and a slow tow undertaken towards Conwy arriving 45 minutes after midnight. Once the yacht was secured, the lifeboat crew returned to Rhyl, re-housing at 3.00am.
The yacht and crew were all properly equipped with safety equipment and radio.

service to yacht 29.8.2023

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Track of Rhyl lifeboat
Boat in tow


Rhyl AWB service 29.8.23

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