Fishing vessel and three crew missing off North Wales coast

A fishing vessel with three people onboard has been missing off the North Wales coast since yesterday morning.

HM Coastguard has been co-ordinating an extensive search to find the vessel since it failed to return when it was expected.  Rhyl, Bangor and Llandudno Coastguard Rescue teams have been sent along with RNLI lifeboats from Rhyl, Llandudno, Conwy and Beaumaris.

The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon and a fixed-wing Coastguard aircraft have also been assisting with the search.

In addition, North Wales Police are involved and broadcasts have been made to alert vessels in the nearby area, but despite the extensive search to find the vessel and its crew, nothing has been found so far.

Duty Controller for HM Coastguard Rob Priestley says: “We are continuing to search a wide area to try and find this vessel with all the assets we have at our disposal. We’re also asking other vessels in the area to keep a look out for anything that might also assist the search.”

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