Beaumaris Lifeboat assists broken down fishing vessel near Puffin Island.
At 2.53 pm on Monday 14 June 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a Crew Assemble page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead regarding a report that a fishing boat had broken down south of Puffin Island
After further consultation between the coastguards and the vessel the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 3.10 pm and proceeded to the casualty vessel.
Once on scene and having ensured that all was well with the five adults, three children and one dog aboard the craft the lifeboat arranged to transfer a lifeboat volunteer to the fishing boat
The lifeboat then began to tow the casualty vessel into the Menai Strait as far as a berth near Port Penrhyn.
Once this was competed the lifeboat was released from the service by the U.K. Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris at 5.10 pm so she could be serviced and refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
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