RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat requested to launch to assist a boat with engine failure
The crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was paged today at 11.36 am. (Saturday 25 November). The U.K. Coastguard having received a report of a rigid inflatable with an engine malfunction drifting near Gallows Point Beaumaris.
The Beaumaris RNLI volunteers had the lifeboat out of the station and ready to launch when the U. K. Coastguard requested them to remain ashore pending further clarification.
The original report was that the vessel could not restart her engine and despite the anchor having being deployed was drifting. This was amended to say that the engine had been manually restarted but was still causing concern.
By now the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team had arrived at Gallows Point and had the vessel with her six occupants under observation. In view of this the U.K.Coastguard decided to keep the Lifeboat ashore whilst awaiting confirmation that the casualty craft had made it back to shore.
Once the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team had confirmed that the boat was now ashore and all six aboard in good health the Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers could rehouse the lifeboat.
This occurred at 12.05 pm and the lifeboat at Beaumaris was rehoused in this instance no refuelling or washing down was required.
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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, 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.