Beaumaris lifeboat crew have a deja vu feeling as they take over a tow.
The Moelfre all weather lifeboat had been launched by the U.K. Coastguard to a yacht with an engine fault which they took in tow. In view of the conditions near Penmon the U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the Beaumaris inshore lifeboat take over the tow.
The Moelfre lifeboat Kiwi had placed a crew member aboard the broken down vessel whilst they towed the craft until the arrival of the Beaumaris lifeboat.
The Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddinton had launched on exercise at 6.00 pm when the request was received at 6.10 pm to proceed to Penmon point and take over the tow from the Moelfre Lifeboat.
Upon arrival on scene the Beaumaris Lifeboat placed one of their crew aboard the yacht and returned the Moelfre crewman to his lifeboat.
The towline of the Moelfre lifeboat was then disconnected and a towline from the Beaumaris lifeboat attached to the craft. A tow was then commenced which brought the yacht to her mooring near Plas Rhianfa on the Menai Straits.
Having ascertained from the two crew members aboard the vessel that they required no further assistance the lifeboat was released by the U.K Coastguard to return to her station.
The lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 8.15 pm being refuelled, washed down and ready for her next service call by 8.50 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.