Beaumaris Lifeboat assists a catamaran with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 7 September 2019 the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead received a request for assistance from the crew of a sailing catamaran with engine failure near the Caernarfon Bar at the entrance to the Menai Straits.

Annette Mary Liddington The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat

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Annette Mary Liddington The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat

The lifeboat volunteers where paged at 7.43 am and the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 7.55 am proceeding to the assistance of this craft.

Fortunately the vessel had managed to anchor in the channel but was beam on to the swell which made the conditions for the two crew members aboard the craft very uncomfortable.

Once at the scene one of the volunteer lifeboat crew was placed aboard the casualty vessel and the lifeboat then proceeded to tow the craft into the Menai Straits, after transferring from an astern tow to an alongside tow the lifeboat gentle placed the catamaran alongside the vessels pontoon berth at Portdinorwic Marina.

Once this was completed the lifeboat was able to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving back at 10.40 am being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 11.00 am.

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