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The Beaumaris RNLI volunteers launch the lifeboat to assist vessel in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

At 8.55 pm on Friday 24 March 2017 at the request of U.K.Coastguard the volunteer crew of the R N L I Beaumaris lifeboat launched to assist a boat that had a fuel problem and had anchored in the Menai Strait.

Beaumaris Lifeboat night time recovery

RNLI/ Paul Blackwell

Beaumaris Lifeboat at night

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 9.08 pm and proceeded to the location of the casualty vessel.

To avoid any risk to navigation it was decided to tow the vessel to a mooring at Portdinorwic and the two crew members aboard the craft taken ashore once the boat was securely moored.

The lifeboat returned to her station at Beaumaris at 11.10 pm being refuelled and made ready for further service by 11.40 pm.

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