Wakey, wakey rise and shine call out for Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Beaumaris Lifeboat early morning recovery

RNLI/P Blackwell

Beaumaris Lifeboat early morning recovery

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.

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