Lifeboat crews at Llandudno are celebrating the arrival of a new all-weather lifeboat - the first of its kind to be stationed in Wales.
The £2.2 million Shannon class lifeboat is the first modern all-weather lifeboat to be propelled by water jets instead of traditional propellers - giving crews the ability to reach and help casualties faster.
The Shannon class lifeboat was designed to replace the Mersey and Tyne class lifeboats.
Reaching top speeds of 25 knots, the Shannon is nearly 50 per cent faster than the Mersey, giving crews the ability to reach and assist casualties faster when time is of the essence.
The new lifeboat will replace the station's existing Mersey class lifeboat Andy Pearce, which is reaching the end of her operational life.