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Byline: A Speedboat with engine failure requested assistance as their main engine had failed, and the spare engine also had mechanical problems.
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The volunteer crew of both of Rhyl’s lifeboats were called out for the second time over the bank holiday weekend on Saturday 19th April at 2.48 PM, to help the speedboat with 5 anglers on board back to Rhyl harbour. The anglers were well equipped and were wearing lifejackets, but were unable to re-start both the main and the auxiliary engines. The All-weather lifeboat launched first and took the 5 men on board, transferring 1 lifeboat crew on to the casualty vessel. A tow was commenced back to Rhyl harbour.

The inshore lifeboat was also launched as the all-weather boat reached the harbour. The new Pont-Y-Ddraig bridge was raised to enable the boats to reach the new harbour slipway, where the inshore boat took the casualty to the slipway. The 5 anglers were landed at the upstream pontoon and re-united with their craft on the harbour quayside.

All being well, the incident was handed over to local coastguard teams and the lifeboats returned to station by 4.20pm.

Martin Jones, Rhyl lifeboat coxswain said ” Although they were well equipped, it was unfortunate that both their engines failed. We are just happy that Rhyl’s All-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat at the end, were able to assist”

Byline: A Speedboat with engine failure requested assistance as their main engine had failed, and the spare engine also had mechanical problems.
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The volunteer crew of both of Rhyl's lifeboats were called out for the second time over the bank holiday weekend on Saturday 19th April at 2.48 PM, to help the speedboat with 5 anglers on board back to Rhyl harbour. The anglers were well equipped and were wearing lifejackets, but were unable to re-start both the main and the auxiliary engines. The All-weather lifeboat launched first and took the 5 men on board, transferring 1 lifeboat crew on to the casualty vessel. A tow was commenced back to Rhyl harbour.

The inshore lifeboat was also launched as the all-weather boat reached the harbour. The new Pont-Y-Ddraig bridge was raised to enable the boats to reach the new harbour slipway, where the inshore boat took the casualty to the slipway. The 5 anglers were landed at the upstream pontoon and re-united with their craft on the harbour quayside.

All being well, the incident was handed over to local coastguard teams and the lifeboats returned to station by 4.20pm.

Martin Jones, Rhyl lifeboat coxswain said " Although they were well equipped, it was unfortunate that both their engines failed. We are just happy that Rhyl's All-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat at the end, were able to assist"