Wakey, wakey rise and shine call out for Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers
Another disturbed sleep for the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat when a page from the U.K. Coastguard to launch was received at 3.56 am on Friday 2 October 2020.
The service was to a 22 foot yacht with engine failure near Penmon.
At 4.10 am the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched and proceeded towards the casualty near Penmon point at the entrance to the Menai Strait.
The yacht had left Conwy for Fleetwood when she suffered engine failure and the two crew aboard managed to anchor the vessel by Penmon. Upon arrival of the lifeboat at the scene a tow was established and the casualty craft taken to a mooring near Beaumaris Once the boat was securely moored the male and female crew of the vessel taken ashore and passed to the care of the Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team that had also been tasked to the incident.
The lifeboat returned to her station around 5.34 am being serviced and refuelled and thoroughly cleaned under the Covid 19 instruction before the crew could return home at 6.15 am.
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.