Beaumaris and Conwy RNLI lifeboats get a busy start to September.

Lifeboats News Release

The Beaumaris Lifeboat was launched at 2.10 pm by H. M Coastguard to an incident at Port Dinorwic. Then at 5.45 pm a request was made to locate an inflatable somewhere between Puffin Island and Penmaenmawr. Conwy lifeboat was also tasked to this incident.

The volunteer crew of Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington were first paged at 1.55pm to assemble for a possible launch and subsequently the lifeboat was launched to locate a vessel reported to be adrift and thus creating a navigation hazard near Port Dinorwic.
Once on scene it was discovered that the owner of the craft had also been informed of the situation and had managed to recover the vessel to her own mooring.
No assistance was required from the lifeboat and she returned to her station at Beaumaris at 2.45 pm being refuelled and ready for service by 3.15 pm.
The volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat were arriving at the station for the Thursday evening training session when a request was received at 5.40 pm from H.M. Coastguard at Holyhead for the lifeboat to launch. As sufficient crew members were already at the station it was not necessary to send out a launch page.
In this incident a white inflatable dinghy with one person aboard had lost engine power whilst travelling from Puffin Island to Penmaenmawr and with the wind gusting up to 35 knots rowing was not a practical alternative.
As the location of the vessel was uncertain the Conwy Lifeboat The May-Bob and a mobile coastguard team from Penmon were also tasked to the search.A search pattern was instigated and after 40 minutes the Beaumaris lifeboat located the craft.
The crew member aboard the inflatable was taken aboard the Beaumaris lifeboat and the dinghy towed to the slipway at Penmaenmawr whilst the Conwy lifeboat and her volunteer crew   returned to Conwy.
Once the craft had been recovered ashore at Penmaenmawr the Beaumaris Lifeboat and her volunteer crew returned to Beaumaris, where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for her next service.
The Conwy lifeboat had a further call out early in the morning of the 3 September please see separate news release for further information.

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

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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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