Beaumaris lifeboat searches Menai Strait following a radio distress call
The volunteer crew members of the R N LI Beaumaris lifeboat received a launch request at 8.14 am on Sunday 29 November 2020 from the U.K Coastguard, to commence a search of the Menai Strait for a vessel in difficulties.
The U. K. Coastguard at Holyhead had received a faint VHF radio call purporting to be from a sinking vessel in the Menai Strait requesting assistance,
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 8.22 am proceeded along the Menai Strait towards Caernarfon Bar.
In addition the Bangor and Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams commenced a landside search on both sides of the Menai Strait
The volunteer lifeboat crew spoke to the crew of boats that they met but no one had seen any craft in difficulty.
The lifeboat was instructed to return to her station arriving at 9.32 am so she could be refuelled and cleaned.
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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.