ANGLESEY lifeboats went to the aid of a yacht after it suffered engine failure on Friday night.

Moelfre all-weather Lifeboat Kiwi was paged at 2.56pm,after the UK Coastguard had received reports that the 8-metre yacht was 26 miles North East of Moelfre boathouse.

Kiwi, with a full complement of volunteer crew members, launched at 3.06 pm and, according to the lifeboat crew, made "good time" reaching the casualty vessel.

Once on the scene, the decision was to tow the casualty vessel to a safe mooring at Beaumaris.

At 4:12pm a tow was established and Kiwi started the slow but steady tow towards Beaumaris.

In the meantime, the volunteers at Moelfre's flanking station in Beaumaris had been paged to launch their Atlantic 85 class lifeboat to rendezvous with Kiwi so that they could take over the tow at Dinmor buoy near Penmon.

The Beaumaris RNLI volunteers had launched at 7.22pm and took over the tow at 7:30 pm and then towed the casualty vessel to the pontoon at the end of Beaumaris pier.

At 7:35 pm the Moelfre RNLI volunteers were stood down and Kiwi was back on the slip at 8.10pm.

By 8:48 pm she had been washed down and made ready for her next shout.

The lifeboat at Beaumaris was recovered at 8.55pm being washed down, refuelled and prepared for her next service call this being achieved by 9:25 pm.