Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers launch to a vessel aground.
A request was received from the U.K. Coastguard at 3.33 pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019 by the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat for them to launch and give the crew of a vessel stranded on the sands some advice and support.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 3.45 pm and made her way as close as possible to the craft on Dutchman’s Bank near Puffin Island. Upon arrival it was obvious that as the tide was on its way out the boat would have to await the next high tide which would be around 11.23 pm at Beaumaris before she would float off the sandbank.
The lifeboat crew then examined the boat to ensure that she would float when the tide came in and assisted with anchoring the vessel.
The two crew members of the casualty vessel elected to remain aboard the craft and would then make their own way to Conwy.
As the lifeboat could not assist further she returned to Beaumaris arriving at 4.55 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 5.30 pm.
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.