Problems-with-Dive-boat-prompts-launch-of-lifeboats-from-Rhyl-and-Hoylake

Byline: Four divers had been exploring a wreck about ten miles North-North-West of Rhyl. The persons in the boat had some sort of engine problem and called a Mayday, as they could not retrieve the divers in the water.
Page Content: Initially, Hoylake’…

Byline: Four divers had been exploring a wreck about ten miles North-North-West of Rhyl. The persons in the boat had some sort of engine problem and called a Mayday, as they could not retrieve the divers in the water.
Page Content: Initially, Hoylake's new Shannon lifeboat was tasked at 2.05pm. After discussions with Holyhead Coastguard, Rhyl lifeboat was also tasked, as the casualty was nearer to Rhyl. The divers has surfaced but were some distance from the boat. Other wind farm support vessels in the area went to the boat's aid, and the divers were put back on their boat. Hoylake lifeboat was then stood down, and Rhyl lifeboat was asked to ,proceed to make sure every thing was well.
The skipper of the dive boat managed to fix the fault on the engine controls, and told the coastguard they were going to bring the diving line up and then return to Conwy. The lifeboat continued to the area, and came alongside the boat just as they were preparing to return. The occupants were queried as to the safety of all on board, and everything now seemed in order. The lifeboat then escorted the dive boat as they returned to Conwy, leaving the boat off Llandulas. The lifeboat then returned to station by 4.45pm.