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Byline: A small motor cruiser had broken its mooring line and was drifting upstream from the “Blue” bridge in Rhyl harbour, with the owner trying to get to the boat to recover it.
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Both Rhyl and Flint Coastguard response teams had been called out to try to get an anchor on the boat as it drifted. They succeeded in stopping the vessel drifting, but the anchors were tending to lose their grip ion the shingle bank. The owner of the vessel had said he would try to recover the vessel after the next high tide, but this would have been in the middle of the night.

Holyhead Coastguard rescue centre contacted the Rhyl RNLI station mamager to see if the crew could assist in getting the boat back to it’s mooring. As the owner could be putting himself into danger, it was agreed that the inshore lifeboat and crew would assist the man, and the pagers were set off at 12.04 pm on Saturday 7th March.

The inshore lifeboat was launched about five minutes later, and was on scene some five minutes after that. The crew managed to get a tow line on to the vessel, recovered the anchor, and successfully towed the vessel back to it’s mooring, where it was safely secured. The lifeboat crew were safely back on station at 1.03pm.

A video of the service will be available once edited. 

Byline: A small motor cruiser had broken its mooring line and was drifting upstream from the "Blue" bridge in Rhyl harbour, with the owner trying to get to the boat to recover it.
Page Content:

Both Rhyl and Flint Coastguard response teams had been called out to try to get an anchor on the boat as it drifted. They succeeded in stopping the vessel drifting, but the anchors were tending to lose their grip ion the shingle bank. The owner of the vessel had said he would try to recover the vessel after the next high tide, but this would have been in the middle of the night.

Holyhead Coastguard rescue centre contacted the Rhyl RNLI station mamager to see if the crew could assist in getting the boat back to it's mooring. As the owner could be putting himself into danger, it was agreed that the inshore lifeboat and crew would assist the man, and the pagers were set off at 12.04 pm on Saturday 7th March.

The inshore lifeboat was launched about five minutes later, and was on scene some five minutes after that. The crew managed to get a tow line on to the vessel, recovered the anchor, and successfully towed the vessel back to it's mooring, where it was safely secured. The lifeboat crew were safely back on station at 1.03pm.

A video of the service will be available once edited.