First call of the main school holiday period for R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of H. M Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged at 8.31 pm on Saturday 16 July 2016 to assist a vessel in difficulties by Fryars’ Bay on the Menai Straits.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 8.37 pm and made its way to Fryars’ Bay and located the casualty vessel where another vessel was already standing by her.
The lifeboat placed a crew member aboard the 29 foot motor cruiser to obtain details of the engine problems. As it became apparent that the fuel starvation problem could not be resolved in situ it was decided to tow the vessel to the pier at Menai Bridge to enable an engineer to examine the vessel.
The crew of two adults and one child remained on the craft together with a crew member from the lifeboat whilst the boat was towed to Menai Bridge.
A mobile coastguard response team from Penmon had upon their arrival at Menai Bridge Pier arranged for a berthing place to be made available for the casualty vessel.
One the boat was safety tied up alongside the pontoon at Menai Bridge pier the lifeboat was instructed by the coastguards to return to station at Beaumaris.
Upon return to the lifeboat station the inshore lifeboat was refuelled and prepared for further service by 10.30pm.

Interested in becoming a crew member?

The charity welcomes people from all walks of life and no previous sea-going experience is needed to join the lifeboat crew. The RNLI provides fantastic training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers. By volunteering with the RNLI people will gain some great experience, knowledge and skills.
Beaumaris RNLI are always looking for new volunteers to help run the lifesaving service.  If you are aged 17 or over, physically fit, work or live within 10 minutes of the lifeboat station and eager to join a lifesaving organisation then please come by and say hello.

The volunteers meet every Thursday evenings at 6.00pm for their weekly training exercises.

Notes to editors:

Lifeboat Open Day 2016 will be
Saturday 20 August 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat

RNLI media
For more information please telephone John Pulford, Beaumaris RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07824 764474 or Chris Cousens R N L I Press officer Wales & west on 01745 585162.

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