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Beaumaris Lifeboat assists pleasure vessel with a fouled propeller.

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.26 pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a crew assemble page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a pleasure boat believed to be aground near Penmaenmawr.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Annnette Mary Liddington

RNLI/A J Robinson

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Annnette Mary Liddington

At 1.40 pm the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the casualty vessel.

Once the lifeboat arrived at the location it found the craft to be at anchor with a fouled propeller Once on scene at the anchored boat and having ensured that all was well with the two adults and two children plus one dog aboard. an assessment was made by the helmsman as to the best course of action. It was decided for safety reasons that the boat and her overturned tender 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 motor vessel t was placed on the RNLI mooring near the pontoon at Beaumaris pier. The lifeboat then took the tender to the dinghy park at Beaumaris, whilst the owner of the vessel arranged for it to be recovered from the RNLI mooring buoy

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 3.50 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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