Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers assist sailing vessel with a damaged sail.
Another Sunday call out for the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat when a launch request was received at 11.47 am (on Sunday 2 June 2019) from the U.K Coastguard, to investigate a report of a sailing boat with engine failure and damage to her sails.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 11.58 am and proceeded to the craft that was located South East of Puffin Island.
Upon arrival a crew member from the lifeboat boarded the vessel and confirmed the engine failure together with damage to the sail (genoa).Once the sail had been furled the lifeboat took the casualty vessel with her crew of two in tow.
As the vessel had her own mooring adjacent to the Gazelle hotel opposite Bangor Pier it was decided to take the boat back to her own moorings where the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team would be on hand to assist if required.
Once the boat had been placed on her moorings the lifeboat was released by the U.K. Coastguard and she returned to Beaumaris arriving at 2.00 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 2.30 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.