BEAUMARIS RNLI volunteers recovered a sailing catamaran which had got into trouble after its engine failed in the Caernarfon Bar area.

On Saturday morning, the UK Coastguard at Holyhead received a request for assistance from the crew of the catamaran who were near the entrance to the Menai Straits.

The lifeboat volunteers where paged at 7:43am and the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launched at 7:55am proceeding to assist.

The vessel had managed to anchor in the Caernarfon bar channel but was beam on to the swell which made conditions for the two crew members aboard the craft very uncomfortable.

Once at the scene, one of the volunteer lifeboat crew was placed aboard the casualty vessel and the lifeboat then proceeded to tow the craft into the Menai Strait, after transferring from an astern tow to an alongside tow, the lifeboat placed the catamaran alongside the vessels pontoon berth at Portdinorwic Marina.

Once this was complete, the lifeboat was able to return to her station at Beaumaris arriving back at 10:40am being refuelled and made ready for her next service call by 11am.