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Beaumaris Lifeboat assists a speedboat with engine failure.

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.43 pm on Saturday 18 September 2021 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a speedboat broken down passed the Caernarfon Bar towards Dinas Dinlle.

Beaumaris Lifeboat approaching the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Lifeboat approaching the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 6.52 pm and proceeded to the casualty vessel.

Once on scene at the 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 as the vessel had suffered engine failure it should be towed back to the safety of the nearest mooring or berth, Whilst the sea conditions remained calm visibility was reduced due to both the onset of the evening darkness together with mist..

A tow was established, and both the lifeboat and casualty craft made their way back, to the vicinity of the Ty Calch boatyard near Llanfaglan, where a tractor and trailer came out to recover the speedboat to the shore,

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 8.40 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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