Motor cruiser with a gearbox fault assisted by Beaumaris Lifeboat.
At 1.50 pm on Friday 3 June 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a motor cruiser on the Menai Strait.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 1.59 pm and proceeded to the casualty vessel.
Once on scene near Gallows Point, Beaumaris, and having ensured that all was well with the two adults and two children aboard.it found the craft to be unable to make any headway due to a gearbox fault. An assessment was made by the helmsman as to the best course of action. It was decided for safety reasons that the boat should be towed back to the safety of the nearest mooring or berth and a tow was quickly established.
The lifeboat took the casualty vessel to a mooring near Gallows Point and then transferred the four occupants from the boat to the pier at Beaumaris. where members of the Penmon and Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Teams met them and returned them to their vehicle.
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 2.50.pm to be refuelled and cleaned under the current RNLI Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
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