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Byline: On Friday 21st August 2015, the harbour master at Rhyl reported to Holyhead coastguard about an overdue boat from Rhyl harbour. The harbour master had contacted the vessel, but radio communications were difficult.
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After some lengthy conversation with Holyhead Coastguard, the all-weather lifeboat from Rhyl was requested and the crew paged at 6.47pm. Just after the lifeboat had launched, the harbour master said the vessel was now moving, but very slowly near the eastern edge of Rhyl Flats windfarm. The lifeboat altered course and soon was in touch with the vessel. The two men on board were trying to get back to Rhyl slowly, but had now missed the tide to get into Rhyl harbour. The lifeboat then escorted the vessel but just off Rhyl, the engine failed again. The vessel was taken in tow and taken to the beach just off the boathouse. The shore crew got the owners’ trailer from the harbour car park, and the boat was recovered on to it’s trailer on the beach. Rhyl coastguard team assisted with the recovery and gave some safety advice to the two men. The units returned to station at Rhyl at 8.25pm.

The men had lifejackets on the boat, but these were not being worn. The radio was intermittent, and the two men were actually motoring away from Rhyl for a while. The men were safe and well on return to the boathouse. They had only bought the boat the day before.

Byline: On Friday 21st August 2015, the harbour master at Rhyl reported to Holyhead coastguard about an overdue boat from Rhyl harbour. The harbour master had contacted the vessel, but radio communications were difficult.
Page Content:

After some lengthy conversation with Holyhead Coastguard, the all-weather lifeboat from Rhyl was requested and the crew paged at 6.47pm. Just after the lifeboat had launched, the harbour master said the vessel was now moving, but very slowly near the eastern edge of Rhyl Flats windfarm. The lifeboat altered course and soon was in touch with the vessel. The two men on board were trying to get back to Rhyl slowly, but had now missed the tide to get into Rhyl harbour. The lifeboat then escorted the vessel but just off Rhyl, the engine failed again. The vessel was taken in tow and taken to the beach just off the boathouse. The shore crew got the owners' trailer from the harbour car park, and the boat was recovered on to it's trailer on the beach. Rhyl coastguard team assisted with the recovery and gave some safety advice to the two men. The units returned to station at Rhyl at 8.25pm.

The men had lifejackets on the boat, but these were not being worn. The radio was intermittent, and the two men were actually motoring away from Rhyl for a while. The men were safe and well on return to the boathouse. They had only bought the boat the day before.