Beaumaris Lifeboat divert from a 70 foot motor yacht incident to a small dinghy
The U .K Coastguard had requested the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch to assist the Moelfre lifeboat with a 70 foot motor yacht that was holed and taking in water by Moelfre beach.
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 2.05 pm and proceeded with all haste to the casualty at the Moelfre Lifeboat Kiwi once on scene the pump from the Beaumaris lifeboat together with one crew member was transferred to the casualty vessel.
Meanwhile the U.K. Coastguard had received a request for assistance form a small boat located by Bangor Pier and the Beaumaris Lifeboat was tasked to this incident once the Shannon class lifeboat which was on her delivery voyage to Llandudno had arrived on scene.
Consequently at 3.00 pm the Annette Mary Liddington left the first casualty and proceeded to the incident near Bangor Pier, in the meantime another vessel had managed to take the broken down boat in tow and the lifeboat escorted both vessels to Port Penrhyn.
As soon as this was completed the Beaumaris lifeboat left Port Penrhyn at 3.32 pm and returned to the first casualty vessel allowing the Shannon class lifeboat minus her salvage pump to continue on her delivery voyage.
The RNLI then received advice that an independent salvage coordinator had been appointed to recover the vessel and at his request the casualty vessel was berthed at Beaumaris Pier to allow for larger pumps to be utilised.
However due to initial problems with these pumps it became necessary to beach the 70 foot yacht at Beaumaris which was done with the assistance of the Beaumaris lifeboat.
The lifeboat then returned to the boathouse at Beaumaris arriving back at 5.50 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 6.25 pm.
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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.