Beaumaris volunteer lifeboat crew launched to a vessel with engine problems
The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a page at 2.28 pm from the U.K Coastguard, to launch and assist a 17 foot fishing vessel unable to restart her engine.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 2.38 pm and proceeded towards the location given for the fishing boat . Once further information was received the craft was located opposite Llanfairfechan.
The fishing boat had four male adults aboard but due to a battery problem could not restart the engine. It was decided to take the boat in tow by the lifeboat back to her launching point at Gallows point near Beaumaris.
In the meantime the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team had arrived at Gallows point and assisted with the recovery of the fishing vessel.
Once this was achieved the lifeboat returned to her station at Beaumaris being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call this being achieved by 4.05 pm.
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, in a normal year, 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.