Beaumaris RNLI Lifeboat launched to boat with engine failure on the Menai Strait

Lifeboats News Release

As the Beaumaris Inshore lifeboat is crewed by volunteers the station is often unmanned until the crew pagers are activated by H.M. Coastguard requesting them to launch the lifeboat.

However today the Volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager for the station was completing some paperwork at the station when the telephone rang. Upon answering the phone he was surprised to find himself speaking with one of three persons aboard a motor vessel that had anchored near the Gazelle Hotel on the Menai Strait, The engine on the boat would not start and they did not have a working VHF radio aboard.
Having ascertained all the details and liaising with H.M Coastguard at Holyhead, it was decided to page the volunteer lifeboat crew and at 3.08pm the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched to check on the casualty vessel.
Once on scene the lifeboat crew decided to tow the motor boat to the boatyard at Gallows Point where the craft could be safely recovered from the water.
The lifeboat then returned to the lifeboat station in Beaumaris, where she was refuelled and made ready for her next service call.
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 evening at 6.00pm for their weekly training exercise..

Notes to editors:

Lifeboat Open Day 2016 will be
Saturday 20 August 10:30am to 4.30pm
Stalls and events at the Boathouse,
Subject to operational requirements a display by the lifeboat

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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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