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Beaumaris Lifeboat tasked to vessel with a line wrapped around her propeller.

Lifeboats News Release

At 3.26 pm on Wednesday 8 June 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 26 foot motor cruiser near Gallows point Beaumaris.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat on the Menai Strait

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Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Lifeboat on the Menai Strait

It was decided to launch and the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 3.35 pm, proceeding to the casualty vessel.

Having arrived at the scene it transpired that a mooring line had been caught in the propeller of the craft and could not easily be freed. Having ensured that all was well with the two adults aboard. 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 placed on the ABC mooring at Gallows Point.

Once this had been completed the lifeboat then monitored the occupants of the craft returning to the shore in her small tender .When they reached the shore the lifeboat was released from the service by the U.K. Coastguard to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving at 4.20 pm to be cleaned under the still current RNLI Covid 19 instructions.

Once this had been completed the crew left the station.

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