Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers launch to assist a 32 foot motor vessel.

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.03 pm the U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the Beaumaris lifeboat launch to assist the three occupants aboard a vessel with engine failure by Puffin Island.

The Annette Mary Liddington Beaumaris Atlantic 85

RNLI/A J Robinson

The Annette Mary Liddington Beaumaris Atlantic 85

At 4.03 pm the U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the Beaumaris lifeboat launch to assist the three occupants aboard a vessel with engine failure by Puffin Island.

The volunteer crew launched the Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddinton at 4.15 pm and proceeded to the reported location of the casualty.

The craft was located about three quarters of a mile North of the Lighthouse at Penmon, being a 32 foot motor vessel one engine had overheated and the other engine was unreliable. The lifeboat escorted the boat however when the craft reached the East side of Puffin Island the second engine began to show signs of overheating.

Consequently the lifeboat took the boat in tow and proceeded to Conwy being the nearest location available to berth the vessel.

Once this course of action was agreed upon the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team was stood down and the Llandudno Coastguard Rescue Team tasked to meet the boat at Conwy to assist with the berthing at Beacons jetty.

Once this was achieved the lifeboat was released to return to station arriving back at 6.06 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 6.40 pm.

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