Wind Farm Vessels Respond to Mayday Call off Colwyn Bay

Tidal Transit’s crew transfer vessel Kitty Petra and North Sea Logistics’ Excalibur responded to a mayday call yesterday, after a jet ski capsized and threw a man and two children into the sea off Colwyn Bay.

Following an alert by people ashore, Holyhead Coastguard broadcast a Mayday Relay to the vessels in the area, called out Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat, and accepted an offer of help from Colwyn Bay Jet ski Club.

In response to the broadcast, the wind farm vessels Excalibur and Kitty Petra set off for the scene at full speed, whilst the lifeboat launched from Rhos-on-Sea at 1.45pm, and club jet skis set off for the casualties. The three were quickly recovered from the water and landed ashore in a joint effort by fellow jet skiers and a safety boat from Porth Eirias, with the lifeboat in attendance until all were landed safely ashore, according to RNLI.

Fortunately, neither the man nor the two children needed medical attention.

Kitty Petra has been working at the Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm since May 2015, and her charter contract has been recently extended for a further 6 months.

Photo: Photo: Tidal Transit