Beaumaris Lifeboat requested to assist fishing vessel with an engine problem.
At 2.47 pm on Saturday 19 November 2022 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead to assist a broken-down 16-foot fishing boat.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 2.56 pm and proceeded towards Puffin Island.
The lifeboat was advised that the vessel was anchored just north of Puffin Island and had for persons aboard. Once on scene and having ensured that all was well with the four occupants of the vessel, 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 a suitable location for recovery from the water mooring or berth and a tow was quickly established.
The Bangor and Penmon Mobile Coastguard rescue teams had also been tasked to the incident, consequently the craft was towed to her trailer by Menai Bridge so that the coastguard teams could assist with her recovery from the water.
Once this had been completed the lifeboat was released by the coastguard to return to her station.at Beaumaris to be refuelled and cleaned under the current Covid 19 instructions. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.
An RNLI spokesman said ‘that the occupants of the craft did the correct thing in requesting assistance as soon as they became aware of a problem with the engine’.
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