Beaumaris lifeboat RNLI volunteers tasked two incidents in succession.
The U .K Coastguard requested the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch at 3.40 pm on Saturday 5 August to take a pump to a vessel reported to be taking on water near Caernarfon. But before they returned to station they had to attend another boat that had run aground.
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 3.48 pm and proceeded to the casualty craft, which was a 5.5 metre speedboat , prior to arrival of the lifeboat a local vessel had evacuated the five crew members from the boat leaving her anchored by the stern.
The speedboat was a navigation hazard due to her position and as she was anchored stern on to the tide she was in danger of sinking form the water breaking over the stern.
The lifeboat then cut the anchor and towed the boat to shore where the portable salvage pump was used to remove the water from the craft before she was handed over to the Llandwrog Coastguard Rescue Team at a boat yard near White Cottage on the Menai Strait.
Whilst returning to Beaumaris the lifeboat was diverted by the U.K. Coastguard to see if a vessel aground on rocks in the Swellies needed assistance.
(Please see separate news release for details of this incident)
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.