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The RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers assist a ketch to a safe mooring

Lifeboats News Release

U.K coastguard requested the volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat attend and assist a yacht with a fouled propeller to a safe mooring.

The Annette Mary Liddinton an Atlantic 85 lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat

Some of the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington and not yet left the station following a training session when this request was received consequently it was not necessary on this occasion to page the volunteers to attend.

It appeared that the crew aboard the ketch believed they had fouled their propeller on a second mooring line.

The lifeboat launched at 9.40 pm and once at the scene the volunteers assisted the crew of the yacht to clear the fouled propeller and mooring line.

When this had been completed the lifeboat returned to her station at 10.10 pm being refuelled and ready for her next service by 10.40 pm.

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