Llandudno and Conwy lifeboat volunteers rescue yacht crew

  Posted: 27.09.21 at 15:14 by The Editor

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Conwy and Llandudno Lifeboat volunteers rescued a crew who found themselves in trouble aboard a yacht on Saturday.

The yacht broke down a mile off the coast of Conwy before crews from both lifeboats rushed to the rescue.

A lifeboat spokesman commented: “Late Saturday afternoon at 5.45 pm, Conwy’s volunteer inshore lifeboat crew, aboard the May-Bob, were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard. They were required to go to the assistance of a 40ft sailing vessel which had suffered engine failure and was anchored approximately one-mile North of Conwy Morfa.

“Due to the size of the vessel, Holyhead Coastguard also requested support from Llandudno’s all-weather relief lifeboat 13-07 Reg which launched at 6.05 pm.

“Arriving first on the scene, Conwy Lifeboat was able to establish that the four persons on board were all fit and well. They remained on scene while the Llandudno lifeboat made its journey around the Great Orme and into the Conwy Estuary.”

He added: “After securing a towline the Llandudno Lifeboat proceeded up-channel into the River Conwy to place the yacht on the waiting pontoon at Conwy Marina with the assistance of Llandudno Coastguard.”

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