Llandudno lifeboat called to vessel in peril after engine fire

A LIFEBOAT crew was called out to a fire on a boat.

The Llandudno all-weather lifeboat William F Yates launched at 2.58pm on Monday with the task of locating a vessel in potential peril approximately five miles north of Rhos Point and close to the Gwynt Y Mor Windfarm.

The 12-metre twin engine vessel, with a crew of two, had requested assistance from the Coastguard following an engine fire on board.

The lifeboat with her volunteer crew launched and once on scene established that the two people on board had managed to safely control and contain the fire.

The lifeboat coxswain agreed with the vessel skipper to provide an escort as a precaution to the safety of Conwy Marina.

Using the remaining engine, the vessel with the lifeboat close behind made steady progress returning to the waiting pontoon at Conwy at 4.30pm.

They were met by a Coastguard team and the North Wales Fire Service.

North Wales Pioneer | Llandudno