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Second call out of this week for the Beaumaris Lifeboat volunteers .

Lifeboats News Release

At 3.03 pm on Wednesday 1 March 2023 the volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris lifeboat received a page from the U.K. Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at Holyhead relating to a yacht with engine failure in the Swellies (Menai Straits).

Beaumaris Lifeboat

RNLI/ W Roberts

Beaumaris Lifeboat

In view of the potentially dangerous location of the vessel. The lifeboat launched at 3.15 pm proceeding to the boat which was potentially in a dangerous location.

Having ensured that all was well with the two 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 to the pier at Menai Bridge the Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team already being at that location to assist.

Once this had been completed the lifeboat was released by the coastguard to return to her Beaumaris returning at 3.50 pm to be refuelled and cleaned. Once this had been completed the crew left the station.

A RNLI spokesman said, ‘the crew aboard the yacht did the correct thing in requesting assistance once they knew that the engine was faulty’.

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