R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat assists a yacht with engine fault near Waterloo point

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 4.12 pm on Saturday 11 June to go to the aid of a 21 foot yacht with engine difficulties.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington  with her volunteer crew was launched at 4.22 pm and made its way to the location given for the vessel.
Once on scene it was decided to tow the casualty vessel back to  a safe berth on the Seiont river at Caernarfon. The lifeboat crew assisted by the two occupants of the yacht secured the tow line.
The lifeboat then proceeded to tow the vessel through to a safe berth in Caernarfon the bridge over the river being opened to enable them to undertake this task.
Once the yacht was safely berthed the lifeboat returned to Beaumaris.
The inshore lifeboat returned to her station arriving at 5.52 pm being refuelled and prepared for further service by 6.30 pm.

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