Beaumaris and Conwy Lifeboats assist broken down motor cruiser.
At 3.07 pm on Friday 30 April 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from the U.K. Coastguard to go to the assistance of a broken down motor vessel near Puffin sound
The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 3.18 pm and proceeded to the location given.
The lifeboat arrived at the casualty vessel at 3.32 pm which was located close to the shore at Trwyn Du. Once the lifeboat volunteers had confirmed all was well aboard with the two crew and dog on the casualty vessel which had experienced a mechanical failure; they took the vessel in tow towards Conwy whilst the U.K. Coastguard requested the Conwy Lifeboat to launch and take over the tow at the Fairway buoy.
Once the tow had been transferred to the Conwy Lifeboat The May-Bob, Beaumaris Lifeboat was released to return to Beaumaris to be serviced and refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station at 6.20 pm
The Conwy D-Class inshore lifeboat The May Bob with her volunteer crew was requested to launch at 4.17 pm to assist Beaumaris inshore lifeboat with taking over the tow at the Fairway Buoy.
The tow was taken over and the vessel taking to the nearest safe pontoon in the Conwy Harbour.
The volunteer crew then returned to station to at 6.10 pm to enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend.
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.