Boat with engine failure by Puffin Island means a launch for Beaumaris lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington

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Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington

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.

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