Beaumaris Lifeboat tasked to a vessel with fuel problems.
At 1.40 pm on Saturday 1 May 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from the U.K. Coastguard to go to the assistance of a rigid inflatable boat with a fuel problem near Plas Menai.
The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 1.52 pm and proceeded towards Plas Menai on the Menai Strait.
Whilst on route the U.K. Coastguard received information that the craft which was suffering from fuel starvation to the engine had been taken in tow by a vessel under the command of the Caernarfon Harbourmaster.
The lifeboat was therefore released from the service by the U.K.Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris so she could be be serviced and refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station at 3.00 pm
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.