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Beaumaris lifeboat requested to launch to a vessel aground by Britannia Bridge.

Lifeboats News Release

At 11.33 am on Thursday 24 November at the request of U.K.Coastguard the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat were paged to assist a keel yacht aground near the Britannia Bridge.

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 11.40am and made her way to the casualty.

The Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team where already monitoring the situation from the Britannia Bridge when the lifeboat arrived.

A lifeboat crew member boarded the yacht to assist the crew of two on the vessel. The lifeboat then managed to re-float the vessel and towed her to a safe mooring near the Gazelle Hotel due to the adverse wind conditions on the moorings at Beaumaris.

Once satisfied that the boat was safely moored, the two crew members and the lifeboat crewman transferred to the lifeboat to be taken ashore at Beaumaris.

The inshore lifeboat arrived back at the station at 2.00pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 2.30 pm.


Notes to editors:

Lifeboat Open Day 2017 will be
Saturday 3 June 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Celebrating 50 years since the arrival of the first inshore lifeboat

(Blue Peter 11) at the station.
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.

RNLI/John Pulford

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