50 Years of Inshore Lifeboats
It will be 50 years in May 2017 since the crew of Beaumaris All weather lifeboat had to learn additional boating skills with the arrival of the first Blue Peter 2 lifeboat at Beaumaris. This was a D class inflatable and since then the station has operated four Blue Peter 2 lifeboats increasing in size from the original D class via the Atlantic 21 to an Atlantic 75.
The current Atlantic 85 lifeboat named Annette Mary Liddington was launched on her first service from the station in January 2010. She was provided by the generous bequest of Mr John Grover Liddington in memory of his mother and other donations to the Beaumaris Lifeboat Station Local Appeal. and is named after the mother of the donor who funded the major part of the cost of the lifeboat.
The volunteer crew of Beaumaris RNLI have had a busy Saturday (25 May) of bank holiday weekend with two call outs to jet skis in trouble on the Menai Strait.
The first incident at 3.45pm was in response to three jet skis that ran aground at Lavan Sands opposite Friars Bay. With high tide not until 8pm tonight, the RNLI crew offered the jet ski riders assistance but they decided to stay with their craft to wait until they float off so they could return to Conwy.
The second incident was at 6.05pm, when the Beaumaris RNLI was called out to Felinheli to tender a jet ski that had run out of fuel. The jet ski and rider were towed ashore by the lifeboat crew.