At 8:24 p.m. on Saturday 21 August, volunteer members of the Beaumaris lifeboat crew received a page from the British Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Holyhead regarding a report of a small fishing vessel in apparent difficulty .
At 8:34 p.m. the coastal lifeboat Beaumaris Atlantic 85 Annette Mary Liddington with his crew of volunteers was launched and proceeded to the area to begin a search.
It was reported that the fishing boat was drifting towards Plas Menai towards Victoria Quay in Caernarfon.
In addition to the lifeboat, the Penmon Mobile Coastguard unit had been requested to come ashore on the Anglesey side of the Menai Strait.
The lifeboat located the fishing boat with two occupants on board, on the mainland side of the strait opposite the Anglesey Sea Zoo. The vessel’s engine had shut down due to a lack of fuel, but was now running. The lifeboat escorted the craft to a slipway just south of Caernarfon where it was recovered on its road trailer.
Once this was completed, the lifeboat was released from service by the British Coast Guard to return to its Beaumaris station, arriving at 10 p.m. to be
refueled and cleaned according to the Covid 19 instructions in force. Once this operation was completed, the crew left the station.
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