Beaumaris Lifeboat assists fishing vessel with an engine problem.

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.01 pm on Tuesday 10 August the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a launch page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a fishing boat with engine failure near to Glyn Garth flats on the Menai Strait.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat The Annette Mary Liddington

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat The Annette Mary Liddington

At 1.15 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the casualty vessel.

The lifeboat arrived at the location and found the craft on the Bangor side of the Menai Strait with here anchor down but in danger of starting to drag. The engine had failed to restart and the battery had failed. Once on scene at the anchored vessel and having ensured that all was well with the two crew members aboard. an assessment was made by the helmsman as to the best course of action. It was decided for safety reasons that the vessel should be towed back to the safety of the nearest mooring or berth and a tow was quickly established.

Both the lifeboat and casualty craft made their way back, and the boat was placed alongside another vessel on the pontoon at Menai Bridge pier.

The Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue team had also been tasked and stood by in case further shoreside assistance was needed.

Once this was competed the lifeboat was released from the service by the U.K. Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving at 2.15 pm to be refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.

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