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Stranded fishing boat given assistance by the Llandudno inshore lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno's D Class Lifeboat Dr. Barbara Saunderson launched this afternoon to assist a fishing boat which had experienced mechanical difficulties approx. three nautical miles north of Rhos Point.

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Llandudno inshore lifeboat 3rd June 2023

The volunteer crew of three took to the water Saturday afternoon at 1.45pm and soon arrived on scene to provide the 24-foot vessel with a tow back to the safety of Rhos on Sea Harbour.

Helm on the inshore lifeboat, Bert Williams said: 'We train regularly with towing exercises, the conditions today were guite favourable in spite of a half metre swell, so we were able to quickly bring the boat to a safe anchorage.'

The photos show the D Class Lifeboat in action today and the RNLI volunteers who took part in the rescue and shore crew duties.

RNLI/Llandudno

Llandudno inshore lifeboat assisting stranded vessel.

RNLI/Alun Pari Huws/Llandudno

Llandudno RNLI volunteers who took part in the rescue and shore crew duties 3rd June 2023.

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