Report of a drifting boat results in the launching of the Beaumaris Lifeboat.
At 12.50 pm on Monday 23 May 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page form the U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a drifting boat in the Menai Strait.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched and proceeded to the casualty vessel. Which was reported to be drifting with no one aboard between the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait
Once the lifeboat arrived at the location it located the craft which had a lone fisherman aboard. He did not require any assistance, although advice was given regarding the wearing of a lifejacket.
Once the Coastguard had been made aware of the actual situation 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 Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
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