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Byline: The RNLI volunteers at Rhyl launched the All-weather and inshore lifeboats today (May 13th 2015) after Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call at approximately 11.50am reporting a person in the water.
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The lifeboats joined forces with three windfarm supply vessels who had answered Holyhead Coastguard’s call to search the area around the channel to Mostyn docks. Once on scene the All-weather lifeboat crew assumed the role of CSS (Co-ordinator Service Search – or On-scene commander). The lifeboats took up station about a quarter of a mile offshore with the windfarm vessels spaced in parallel about 200m apart, all on a parallel track search course.
 The area between Splash Point Rhyl and Barkby beach Prestatyn was searched by all vessels up to about a mile out. The inshore lifeboat was diverted to a man who was push-netting for shrimps off Prestatyn. The clothes he was wearing vaguely matched the description from the first informant. The man was safely fishing, and the search continued for about another 30 minutes and was then terminated after discusssions with the coastguard. The windfarm vessels were released to assume their original courses and the lifeboats returned to station at about 2.40pm. The co-operation between the lifeboats and the windfarm vessels demonstrated the excellent relationship existing off the North Wales windfarms with the support vessels and the RNLI.

The attached pictures show the tracks of the All-weather and inshore lifeboats.

Byline: The RNLI volunteers at Rhyl launched the All-weather and inshore lifeboats today (May 13th 2015) after Holyhead Coastguard received a 999 call at approximately 11.50am reporting a person in the water.
Page Content:

The lifeboats joined forces with three windfarm supply vessels who had answered Holyhead Coastguard's call to search the area around the channel to Mostyn docks. Once on scene the All-weather lifeboat crew assumed the role of CSS (Co-ordinator Service Search - or On-scene commander). The lifeboats took up station about a quarter of a mile offshore with the windfarm vessels spaced in parallel about 200m apart, all on a parallel track search course.
 The area between Splash Point Rhyl and Barkby beach Prestatyn was searched by all vessels up to about a mile out. The inshore lifeboat was diverted to a man who was push-netting for shrimps off Prestatyn. The clothes he was wearing vaguely matched the description from the first informant. The man was safely fishing, and the search continued for about another 30 minutes and was then terminated after discusssions with the coastguard. The windfarm vessels were released to assume their original courses and the lifeboats returned to station at about 2.40pm. The co-operation between the lifeboats and the windfarm vessels demonstrated the excellent relationship existing off the North Wales windfarms with the support vessels and the RNLI.

The attached pictures show the tracks of the All-weather and inshore lifeboats.