Llandudno lifeboat launches to rescue stranded fishing vessel
Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat William F Yates was tasked to launch at 4.17pm on Sunday, 15 January, 2023.
The launch was requested by HM Coastguard Holyhead to assist a small, registered fishing vessel with a disabled engine 1.6 nautical miles north of Rhos-on-Sea.
The fishing vessel was secured to a string of its own crab pots pending assistance. On scene, the Llandudno coxswain judged that towing the stranded vessel to a safe haven was the best course of action.
Rhos-on-Sea harbour was not considered suitable due to a neap and falling tide and limited room, so the coxswain elected to tow to Beacon's Jetty, Conwy.
After a two hour journey the fishing vessel was secured at Beacon's Jetty in a straightforward and well executed operation. The lifeboat then returned to station at Llandudno to be recovered by the reassembled shore crew.
For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Claire Elshaw, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.
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