Another evening launch for Beaumaris RNLI as it takes a boat in tow.

Lifeboats News Release

Following receipt of a request from the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead on Wednesday 16, September 2020 the RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat with her volunteer crew launched to assist a vessel that had broken down between Friars Bay and Penmon in the Menai Strait.

Launching Tractor returning to station after evening launch of Beaumaris lifeboat

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Launching Tractor returning to station after evening launch of Beaumaris lifeboat

The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 8.52 pm, arriving by the casualty shortly afterwards.

The craft had two adults and a dog aboard but unfortunately the boat had suffered an engine failure.

The lifeboat placed a crew member aboard the vessel and then towed the boat back to a mooring near Beaumaris.

The Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team had also been tasked to this incident and monitored the situation from the shore.

The inshore lifeboat with her volunteer crew then returned at 10.07 pm to her station at Beaumaris but in addition to refuelling the crew then had to undertake a thorough clean of the vessel and equipment under the procedures relating to the Coronavirus pandemic before they could return home.

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