Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers launched to boat on fire near Port Penrhyn.
The UK Coastguard requested the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch at 9.25 pm on Wednesday 5 July 2017 to assist with dealing with a fire aboard a catamaran located by Port Penrhyn.
The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched 9.31 pm in addition the Bangor Mobile Coastguard Rescue Team together with north Wales Police and the north Wales Fire & Rescue services deployed to the scene.
The vessel was fully engulfed in flames when the lifeboat arrived at the scene, as it had been established that no one was aboard the vessel , the lifeboat stood by whilst Fire and Rescue personnel dealt with the blaze as the boat was now beached on the shore line.
Once the Fire and Rescue service had managed to contain the blaze the presence of the lifeboat was no longer necessary and the Beaumaris Inshore Lifeboat departed the scene.
The lifeboat returned to her station at 10.30 pm being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 11.00 pm
This time the lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris at 9.40 am being once again refuelled and made ready for service by 10.10 am.
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