Report of a boat adrift means Beaumaris lifeboat requested to assist.

Lifeboats News Release

The Sunday lunch preparations of the volunteer crew at the RNLI Beaumaris Lifeboat was interrupted by a Crew Assemble page in case the lifeboat was required to assist with a boat reported adrift.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/ A J Robinson

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Annette Mary Liddington

In the event the Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 1.37 pm on Sunday 21 June 2020 and proceeded to the area by half tide rock near Menai Bridge in the meantime the Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bangor and Penmon had also been tasked.

Upon arrival of the lifeboat the casualty vessel which originally had no one aboard had already been take in tow by another craft,. who had placed one of their own crew on board.

The lifeboat therefore stood by whilst the boat was towed to Menai Bridge pier where the Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team has arrived, whilst the Penmon team monitored the tow from the shore.

Assisted by the coastguard the casualty craft was placed alongside the University of Wales Bangor research vessel Prince Madog which was already berthed at Menai Bridge Pier.

Once this task had been completed the U.K Coastguard instructed the lifeboat to return to the lifeboat station.

The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew then returned to her station at Beaumaris the lifeboat 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 after 2.50 pm.

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