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Beaumaris RNLI assist a vessel with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.03pm, on 4 July, the U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the Beaumaris lifeboat launch to assist the single occupant aboard a vessel with engine failure by Puffin Island.

The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington is due to return from being refurbished at the inshore lifeboat centre at Cowes on the Isle of Wight tomorrow. Consequently it was the relief lifeboat named Norma Ethel Vinall that launched at 4.13pm and proceeded to the area. The craft was located off Red Wharf Bay in water that was too deep for the boat to be able to anchor. One of the volunteer lifeboat crew boarded the boat and a tow was established and the craft taken to a mooring near the Gazelle Hotel in the Menai Strait due to insufficient water depth being available to take the boat into the boatyard at Bangor. As the lifeboat was unable to assist further permission was given by the U.K. Coastguard for her to return to station arriving back at 6.20 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 7.00 pm.

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