Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers assist a fishing vessel with engine failure.
At 5.37 pm the U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the Beaumaris lifeboat launch to assist the crew of a fishing vessel with engine failure near Llanfairfechan.
An RNLI training assessor was attending the station in order to carry out some crew assessments this being part of the strict training regime all the volunteers have to undertake. This had to be placed on hold in order for the Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddinton a to launch on this service
The seven metre long fishing craft was reached at 6.17 pm near Llanfairfechan After ensuring all was well with the two crewmen aboard; the lifeboat took the boat in tow and proceeded to Port Penrhyn as the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team had been tasked to assist with the berthing.
Once this was achieved the lifeboat was released to return to station arriving back at 8.30 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 9.00 pm.
All uncompleted assessments having to be rearranged for another day.
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.