Beaumaris Lifeboat assists sailing vessel due to strength of wind and tide.

Lifeboats News Release

At 5.53 pm on Sunday 8 May 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received an immediate readiness page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a sailing boat in the Menai Strait.

Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Annette Mary Liddington

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Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Annette Mary Liddington

It was decided to launch the Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 6.05 pm and proceeded to the casualty vessel.

Once the lifeboat arrived at the location it found the craft to be unable to make any headway against the prevailing tide and wind. Having ensured that all was well with the three 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 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 sailing boat t was placed on a mooring near the pontoon at Beaumaris pier.

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 6.40.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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