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Very late evening / early morning launch for Beaumaris RNLI volunteer crew.

Lifeboats News Release

Upon receiving reports of a 21 foot yacht apparently in difficulties mooring in the force 6 wind conditions on Thursday night, the U .K Coastguard requested the volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Lifeboat to launch at 11.44 pm on Thursday 7 September and ascertain if the vessel did require assistance.

An evening launch in calmer conditions than on the evening of the 7 September 2017

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

Evening launch in calmer conditions for Beaumaris Lifeboat

The Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington with her volunteer crew launched at 11.51 pm proceeding directly to the last reported location of the craft.

In addition to the lifeboat the Bangor and Penmon Coastguard teams had received instructions to respond to this incident.

Once the volunteer lifeboat crew had located the vessel it became clear that the two person crew of the yacht had the situation under control being able to attach the vessel to a mooring without outside assistance. Furthermore they came ashore in their own dinghy once again not requiring any help from the lifeboat crew or the Coastguard Rescue teams.

Once it had been established that the two crew members aboard the yacht had reached the shore the lifeboat was released to return to her station.

At 12.30 am on Friday 8 September the lifeboat arrived back at Beaumaris being refuelled and made ready for her next service by 1.05 am.

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