Beaumaris lifeboat undertakes two service tasks before returning to station
The crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington received a request to launch at 9.35 am and the boat launched at 9.45 am. The U.K.Coastguard had received a report of a vessel aground near Menai Bridge.
Upon arrival at the scene it transpired that a yacht with four adults aboard was on the mud but still on her mooring, the lifeboat waited the short time that it would take for the craft to re-float as the tide came in. Once satisfied that the yacht was undamaged and able to make her own way unaided the lifeboat left to investigate a further report of an unoccupied yacht on the rocks nearby.
It transpired that this craft was moored and whilst close to the rocks was not on the rocks. After consultation with the U.K Coastguard it was decided that the unoccupied vessel was safe in her present location for the time being but the coastguard would liaise with the mooring provider to ensure it had not dragged.
The lifeboat returned to station at 10.30 am being washed down, refuelled and prepared for service by 11.05 am.
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