Llandudno Lifeboat launches to assist a stranded yacht off the coast of Anglesey
Llandudno volunteers crewing the all-weather relief Shannon class lifeboat John Metters (Operational Number 13-26) launched at 1.30pm yesterday afternoon to locate and assist a stranded forty five-foot yacht on route to Liverpool.
The yacht which suffered an engine failure and was unable to make way due to the very light winds was located approx. three nautical miles off Penmon Point northeast of Anglesey.
The Llandudno lifeboat arrived shortly before 2.10 pm to secure the casualty vessel with one person on board, in consultation with the HM Coastguard it was decided to undertake a tow to an offshore mooring in one of the Beaumaris boat yards.
On arrival at Beaumaris the lifeboat crew were able to secure the casualty vessel to a safe mooring before returning to Llandudno Lifeboat Station to be recovered and prepared for future launches.
For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390
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