Beaumaris Lifeboat launched to assist a vessel with a rope around her propeller.
At 5.51 pm on Tuesday 29 June 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 a rope entangled in her propeller North East of Puffin Island.
At 6.01 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the casualty vessel.
Once on scene and having ensured that all was well with the one crew member aboard. The lifeboat then began to tow the casualty vessel into the Menai Strait as far as a mooring buoy near Beaumaris.
The Penmon Mobile Coastguard Rescue team had also been tasked and they monitored the situation from the shore, being available to meet the occupant of the casualty vessel when he arrived ashore in the boat tender.
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 7.38 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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.