Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers launched on service for the second time in one day

Lifeboats News Release

Not long after returning home from a previous service the pagers of the volunteers went off again. The lifeboat was tasked by the U.K.Coastguard proceed to the Caernarfon Area to investigate a report of a yacht aground on Traeth Gwyllt.

The Relief Lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall currently at Beaumaris

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The Relief Lifeboat Norma Ethel Vinall currently at Beaumaris

As the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington is currently being refurbished at the inshore lifeboat centre at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It was the relief lifeboat named Norma Ethel Vinall that launched at 2.42 pm and proceeded on service.

Fortunately however a local rigid inflatable boat was near the scene and able to tow the yacht to deeper water.

As the yacht did not appear to have suffered any structural damage when grounding the U.K.Coastguard released the lifeboat to return to station without proceeding to the casualty vessel.

Then lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 3.00 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 3.30 pm.

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