Second call of the weekend for Beaumaris lifeboat.
On Sunday 8 September 2019 the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead requested the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch to be ready to assist if required a sailing boat with water ingress into the vessel.
The lifeboat volunteers where paged at 8.55 am and the Beaumaris. Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 9.05 am proceeding to the casualty vessel.
In addition the Penmon Coastguard Rescue Team had been tasked to attend at Beaumaris Pier to assist as required.
By this time the craft had managed to reach a mooring near Beaumaris
Once at the scene one of the volunteer lifeboat crew was placed aboard the casualty vessel and assisted the two crew members of the boat to identify the source of the water ingress and managed to stop it
As another vessel was already berthed alongside the Pier pontoon the crew of the casualty vessel insisted they would remain aboard overnight at the mooring and would the situation pending recovery of the boat to the boatyard at Gallows Point Beaumaris to enable a permanent repair to be made.
Once the U.K. Coastguard agreed to this course of action the lifeboat was able to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving back at 9.40 pm am being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 10.10 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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.