BEAUMARIS Lifeboat crew members were called to assist a 12 metre craft after its engine overheated over the weekend.

At 3.27pm on Saturday, the UK Coastguard paged the volunteer team at RNLI Beaumaris to help out with the craft that had become stranded near Fort Belan, on the coast of Gwynedd.

The Beaumaris Atlantic 85 lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched at 3.39 pm and proceeded towards the craft. However, the two crew aboard the casualty vessel had managed to restart the engine and commenced a return journey towards Caernarfon.

Once on scene, a lifeboat crew member was placed aboard the boat and the lifeboat then escorted the vessel into Victoria dock Caernarfon assisting to berth the craft.

The lifeboat was then released from service by the U.K. Coastguard and returned to the lifeboat station at Beaumaris arriving at 5pm being recovered, refuelled and prepared for her next service call by 5.35 pm.