RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

12/04/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/04/2018 05:16

Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers assist a fishing vessel with engine failure.

At 5.37 pm the U.K.Coastguard at Holyhead requested that the Beaumaris lifeboat launch to assist the crew of a fishing vessel with engine failure near Llanfairfechan.

An RNLI training assessor was attending the station in order to carry out some crew assessments this being part of the strict training regime all the volunteers have to undertake. This had to be placed on hold in order for the Beaumaris Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddinton a to launch on this service

The seven metre long fishing craft was reached at 6.17 pm near Llanfairfechan After ensuring all was well with the two crewmen aboard; the lifeboat took the boat in tow and proceeded to Port Penrhyn as the Bangor Coastguard Rescue Team had been tasked to assist with the berthing.

Once this was achieved the lifeboat was released to return to station arriving back at 8.30 pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 9.00 pm.

All uncompleted assessments having to be rearranged for another day.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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