End-of-exercise-halted-for-real-rescue-by-Rhyls-RNLI-volunteers

Byline: The crew of Rhyl’s All-weather and Inshore lifeboats were just about to wash the equipment down after an exercise with both boats totalling 5 hours, when the pagers alerted them to a real service.
Page Content: The crew of a 37-feet power motor cruiser were on passage from Conwy marina to Rhyl, when their engines suddenly stopped and could not be re-started. They immediately contacted Holyhead Coastguard who paged for the All-weather lifeboat at Rhyl to launch at 8.53pm. The lifeboat crew were just completing their planned exercise, and re-launched to find the vessel, which was off Abergele. The lifeboat was on scene within 15 minutes and found the casualty with the crew safe and sound, but drifting. A tow was established and the boat was towed to it’s destination of Rhyl harbour, where the Inshore lifeboat had launched, and was used as a brake behind the casualty vessel when entering the harbour. The boat was safely moored on the pontoon at the Outer harbour before the new pedestrian and cycle bridge, and the lifeboats returned to station, being ready for service by 11.30pm. Some of the volunteer crew had been on station for over 8 hours  
Byline: The crew of Rhyl's All-weather and Inshore lifeboats were just about to wash the equipment down after an exercise with both boats totalling 5 hours, when the pagers alerted them to a real service.
Page Content: The crew of a 37-feet power motor cruiser were on passage from Conwy marina to Rhyl, when their engines suddenly stopped and could not be re-started. They immediately contacted Holyhead Coastguard who paged for the All-weather lifeboat at Rhyl to launch at 8.53pm. The lifeboat crew were just completing their planned exercise, and re-launched to find the vessel, which was off Abergele. The lifeboat was on scene within 15 minutes and found the casualty with the crew safe and sound, but drifting. A tow was established and the boat was towed to it's destination of Rhyl harbour, where the Inshore lifeboat had launched, and was used as a brake behind the casualty vessel when entering the harbour. The boat was safely moored on the pontoon at the Outer harbour before the new pedestrian and cycle bridge, and the lifeboats returned to station, being ready for service by 11.30pm. Some of the volunteer crew had been on station for over 8 hours