Thursday, 12 November 2009

Beaumaris RNLI Lifeboat launches twice in one day

At 15.20 yesterday (Wednesday 11 November 2009), the volunteer crew at the RNLI’s lifeboat station at Beaumaris launched for its second incident in the afternoon.

While on its earlier mission at 14.02 to rescue two fishermen stranded by the tide at Menai Suspension Bridge, a radio traffic announcement was heard from a yacht on passage from Holyhead to Dickies in Bangor which had hit an underwater object.

Moelfre All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) was launched and located the vessel which was found to be taking on a small amount of water from the keel joint. Although the leak was minor, Moelfre ALB escorted the vessel to Puffin sound as a precautionary measure.

Following a discussion between the Moelfre Coxswain, Beaumaris LOM and Holyhead Coastguard it was decided to relaunch Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat for it to take over the escort from Moelfre.

Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat was launched with a salvage pump on board, took over the escort from Moelfre at 15.35 and escorted the vessel to a mooring between Gallows Point and the Gazelle. The owner was happy to remain on board and the Beaumaris Lifeboat returned to base.

The RNLI is a registered charity which relies solely on voluntary donations to provide its life saving service. To make a donation call the donation hotline on 0845 121 4999.


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