Yacht with a fouled propeller assisted by the volunteers of Beaumaris lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 2 August 2020 at the request of the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris received a page at 6.56 pm to launch and assist a motor yacht with a fouled propeller.

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat

RNLI/ D Burke

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 7.08 pm, arriving by the casualty vessel shortly afterwards.

The craft had two adults aboard but a rope had fouled their propeller and with the tidal situation it was considered prudent that the vessel to be placed on a mooring rather than anchoring.

The lifeboat assisted with mooring the boat near gallows point Beaumaris and transferred one adult to the shore leaving one aboard.

Once this had been achieved the coastguard released the lifeboat to return to station.

The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew then returned at 7.33 pm to her station at Beaumaris but as the crew then had to undertake a thorough clean of the vessel and equipment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. They did not leave the lifeboat station until around 8.15 pm.

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