Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to assist a vessel with engine failure.

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.44 pm on Monday 19 July 2021 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 vessel with engine failure in an area known as the Swellies in the Menai Strait.

Beaumaris Lifeboat near the Swellies in the Menai Strait

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Lifeboat near the Swellies in the Menai Strait

At 6.56 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the casualty vessel.

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 yacht was placed on an available berth at Menai Bridge pier.

The Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue team had also been tasked and they assisted with the berthing of the vessel.

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 7.46 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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