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Beaumaris Lifeboat assists fishing vessel with engine fuel problems.

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.24 pm on Saturday 21 August the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from the U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a report of a small fishing vessel in apparent difficulty

Night time recovery of the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat after a call out

RNLI/Gwen Beeken

Night time recovery of the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat after a call out

At 8.34 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the area to commence a search.

It was reported that the fishing boat was drifting towards Plas Menai from the direction of the Victoria dock in Caernarfon.

In addition to the lifeboat, the Penmon Mobile Coastguard unit had been requested to attended ashore on the Anglesey side of the Menai Strait.

The lifeboat located the fishing boat with two occupants aboard, on the mainland side of the straits opposite the Anglesey Sea Zoo. The engine on the vessel had been cutting out due to fuel starvation problem but was now working the lifeboat escorted the craft back to a slipway just south of Caernarfon where she was recovered on to her road trailer.

Once this had been competed the lifeboat was released from the service by the U.K. Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving at 10.00 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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