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Llandudno inshore lifeboat responds to help stranded vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson launched shortly after 2.20pm Friday afternoon having been tasked by HM Coastguard to provide assistance to an 18-foot rib.


Llandudno ILB arrives on scene to help a stranded vessel 23rd June

The stranded vessel with one person on board was at anchor between Llandudno Pier and Pen-trwyn with a reported engine failure.

The volunteer crew of three were soon on scene at the location approx. one mile northeast of the Great Orme, and after assessing the situation, agreed to undertake a tow to return the casualty vessel to the safety of Conwy Harbour.

ILB Helm Bert Williams reported, ‘conditions around the Great Orme were quite challenging for a while as we started our tow but improved once we had changed course to make our approach to Conwy Marina. I would also like to congratulate Lisa who crewed for her first operational service.’

For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Claire Elshaw, RNLI Media Officer on 01745


Llandudno ILB with Helm Bert Williams 23rd June


Helm Bert Williams and crew member Lisa Lovelady

RNLI/Llandudno/Simon Adey-Davies

Llandudno volunteer crew member Lisa Lovelady returns after completing her first shout.

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