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Beaumaris and Moelfre lifeboat assist becalmed yacht.

Lifeboats News Release

At 3.50 pm on Friday the 16 June 2023, the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page to launch from the H.M. Coastguard relating to yacht becalmed and with engine failure located near Puffin Island.

Beaumaris B Class Inshore Lifeboat 'Annette Mary Liddington'

RNLI/Dave Burke

Beaumaris B Class Inshore Lifeboat 'Annette Mary Liddington'

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 4.02 pm to proceed to stricken vessel.

Upon arrival at the vessel and having ensured that all was well with the four occupants, an assessment was made by the helmsman as to the best course of action. It was decided to place a volunteer crew member aboard the yacht and tow the boat to the nearest suitable safe location this being the pontoon by Beaumaris pier.

A tow was established and Moelfre RNLI were also paged to assist. Once the Moelfre All Weather Lifeboat arrived, they took over the tow and both lifeboats then proceeded to Beaumaris.

The Beaumaris lifeboat being rehoused, whilst the Moelfre Lifeboat placed the casualty vessel alongside the pontoon, before returning to Moelfre.

A RNLI spokesperson said, ‘It was great example of cooperation between the two stations in responding to this service call out’.

Moelfre Tamar Lifeboat 'Kiwi'.

RNLI/Nathan Williams

Moelfre Tamar Lifeboat 'Kiwi'.

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