Second launch of the day for Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Having been tasked to an incident on a man-made structure in the morning at 5.06 pm on Friday 15 July 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center at Holyhead to assist a yacht that had run aground.

Beaumaris Lifeboat launching

RNLI/Dave Burke

Beaumaris Lifeboat launching

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 15.20 pm and proceeded towards the location given for the casualty vessel.

Once on scene it became apparent that the keel yacht was well aground and would have to wait for an incoming tide to re float. The two crew aboard confirmed no one had been injured and no obvious damage occasioned to the vessel,

The lifeboat crew then deployed two anchors for the yacht as the occupants of the boat decided to remain aboard with the agreement of the coastguard the lifeboat was released to return to her station. Whilst the yacht waited for the tide to re-float her.

The lifeboat returned to her station at Beaumaris arriving a 6.30 pm to be refuelled and cleaned under the still current RNLI Covid 19 instructions.

Once this had been completed the crew left the station.

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