Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers assist a drifting boat with no crew aboard
At 8.08 am on Wednesday 14 October 2020 a Crew Assemble page was received by the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat from the U.K. Coastguard in relation to a boat adrift in the Menai Strait.
As the boat was drifting with the tide and creating a possible navigation hazard to other vessels it was decided to launch and at 8.18 am the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched and made her way towards Moel Y Don near Felinheli
The vessel which had been reported to be drifting by her owner with no one aboard was located near Plas Menai and taken in tow back to her owner at Moel Y Don
The craft being reunited with her owner at 8.40 am.
The lifeboat returned to her station at 9.22 am being serviced and refuelled and cleaned under the Covid 19 instructions by 9.50 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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.