Beaumaris lifeboat tasked to tow a yacht with engine failure.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K. Coastguard paged the Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers at 10.45 am to launch to assist a yacht with engine failure that had anchored in Beaumaris bay.

A yacht under tow by Beaumaris Lifeboat

RNLI/Dave Burke

A yacht under tow by Beaumaris Lifeboat

The volunteer crew launched the Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddinton at 10.49 am and proceeded to the disabled yacht arriving at 10.51 am.

A tow was then commenced which brought the yacht to the ABC yacht centre at Gallows Points to enable the craft to be hoisted out of the water.

As the lifeboat was unable to assist further she returned to Beaumaris at 11.48 am being refuelled, washed down and ready for her next service call by 12.20 pm.

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