Boat with engine failure by Puffin Island means a launch for Beaumaris lifeboat.
A request was received at 2.29 pm on Monday 31 August 2020 from the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead for the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris to launch and assist a motor vessel with engine failure near Puffin Island.
The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 2.40 pm and made her way towards the casualty. Whilst the vessel did not have a VHF radio the crew aboard had given her location to the coastguard using the “what3words” mobile phone location application.
Initially it had been the intention to return the boat to her base at Conwy however due to the water depth in Conwy after discussing the situation the Coastguard instructed the lifeboat to take the boat to a mooring at Beaumaris.
The Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue team had also been tasked to the incident and was waiting at Beaumaris when the lifeboat placed the casualty vessel on a mooring and brought the two adults and one child from the boat to the pier.
The lifeboat was released to return to her station at 3.54 pm being refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 4.45 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.