Rhyl RNLI lifeboat rescues 37-foot cruiser

The vessel suffered from engine failure off Abergele Credit: RNLI

The crew of Rhyl's All-weather and Inshore lifeboats had been out on an exercise for five hours when they were alerted to a 37-foot power motor cruiser that had suffered from engine failure off Abergele.

The vessel was on a passage from Conwy marina to Rhyl, when its engines suddenly stopped working and could not be restarted.

The lifeboat crew were just completing their planned exercise and had to re-launch.

The lifeboat was on the scene within 15 minutes and the cruiser was then towed to Rhyl harbour.