Another exercise night for Beaumaris lifeboat turns into a service call out.
The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat had launched to undertake training on Thursday 15 June 2017 but when proceeding to the proposed training area they were hailed by a fishing boat near Gallows Point on the Menai Strait.
The lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington immediately diverted and approached the fishing vessel where the sole crew member aboard advised them that he was experiencing problems with the throttle for the engine of the craft.
Having advised The U.K Coastguard of the situation, a lifeboat crew member went aboard the fishing vessel. The owner of the vessel was able by following the verbal recommendations made by the lifeboat crew to undertake a temporary repair and the boat escorted by the lifeboat made her own way to her mooring near Bangor pier.
Once everyone was satisfied that the fishing boat was secure on her mooring, the lifeboat and her crew proceeded to complete the initial planned exercise programme.
This follows the precedent set last Monday 12 June 2017 when training was interrupted by a request to attend a reported incident by Menai Bridge
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