Beaumaris lifeboat launched to a small fishing boat with engine problems
At 9.32. pm on Monday the 12 June 2023, the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a request to launch page from the H.M. Coastguard relating to fishing dinghy with engine failure near the Gazelle Hotel on the Menai Strait.
The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 9.42 pm and proceeded to the location given for the craft.
The Penmon Bangor Mobile Coastguard team was also tasked to assist with the incident.
Upon arrival at the vessel which was attached to a mooring and having ensured that all was well with the two occupants, an assessment was made by the helmsman as to the best course of action. It was decided to tow the boat to the nearest suitable safe location this being the slipway at Beaumaris.
The Mobile coastguard team assisted with recovering the vessel on to her trailer. In the meantime, the lifeboat was released by the Coastguard to return to her station arriving back at Beaumaris, at 10.15 pm to be refuelled and cleaned, once this had been completed the crew left the station at 10.50 pm.
A RNLI spokesperson said, ‘The occupants of the boat did the correct thing in asking for assistance once they encountered engine difficulties. We would advise that all persons aboard any craft at sea always wear an appropriate lifejacket whilst afloat’.
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