Llandudno lifeboat launches to rescue stranded fishing vessel

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Llandudno’s all-weather lifeboat William F Yates was tasked to launch at 4.17pm on Sunday, 15 January, 2023.

Llandudno's Shannon class lifeboat launches on 15 January 2023

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Llandudno's Shannon class lifeboat launches on 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.

Llandudno's Shannon class lifeboat launches on 15 January 2023

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Llandudno's Shannon class lifeboat launches on 15 January 2023
Llandudno's Shannon class lifeboat launches on 15 January 2023

RNLI/Llandudno

Llandudno's Shannon class lifeboat launches on 15 January 2023

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Llandudno lifeboat on 15 January 2023

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