Beaumaris Lifeboat assists fishing vessel with an engine problem.
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.
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.
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.