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Conwy and Llandudno RNLI Lifeboats launch to assist a disabled yacht.

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno all weather lifeboat William F Yates launched at 4.45pm to join the Conwy inshore lifeboat May-Bob in a joint operation to assist a stranded 30-foot yacht.


Llandudno and Conwy lifeboats on scene to assist stranded sailing vessel.

The yacht which suffered a loss of power was located approx. one nautical mile off Penmaenmawr close to the Fairways Buoy. The Conwy lifeboat which had launched at 4.08pm was already on scene to provide assistance, however the crew were unable to continue an effective tow due to the strong north easterly winds at the time.

The Llandudno lifeboat arrived shortly before 5.15pm to secure the casualty vessel and commence passage to the safety of Conwy Harbour.

On arrival at Conwy Harbour the Conwy volunteer crew were able to take over the tow and secure the casualty vessel to a safe mooring.

Both Lifeboats were then able to return to station to prepare for future launches.

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 Shannon Lifeboat conducting a tow 1st June 2023


Llandudno Lifeboat returning to Conwy Harbour 1st June 2023

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