Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to a boat reported adrift in the Menai Strait

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.18 pm on Saturday 2 January 2021 a Crew Assemble page was received by the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat from the U.K. Coastguard in relation to a boat adrift in the Menai Strait.

Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mar Liddington approaching the Britannia Bridge

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Lifeboat approaching the Britannia Bridge

As the boat was believed to be drifting with the tide and creating a possible navigation hazard to other vessels it was decided to launch and at 4. 40 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched and made her way towards Caernarfon.

Once on scene it was discovered that the craft was still attached to her anchors. Towed craft back to a mooring at Waterloo port.

The U.K. Coastguard Mobile Rescue Team from Llandwrog also attended the incident having made contact with the boat owner.

The lifeboat returned to her station at 7.38 pm to be serviced and refuelled and cleaned under the Covid 19 instructions.

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