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Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched in the early hours of Saturday (24 August) to search for a drifting missing yacht, which it was feared could pose a danger to shipping in the Milford Haven Waterway.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark
Mason
was launched at 12.06am, at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard,
and conducted a radar search of the port’s East and West Channels, but nothing
was found.
 

The lifeboat then continued towards Dale to search between
the moorings and at 12.56am found the yacht on the south side of the bay, where
she was fouled up with another mooring.
The Mark Mason
transferred the owner, who was on board his friend’s yacht, back to his vessel.
The lifeboat was then released and returned to her station at 1.16am.
It was the second night-time call-out in 24 hours for the
all weather lifeboat.
On Friday, the Mark
Mason
was launched at 1.32am after a 10.3m yacht, with two persons on
board, went aground off the inner pontoon at Dale.

 

The yacht’s crew were concerned for their safety and asked
to be taken off.

Once on scene, at 1.44am, the lifeboat deployed her Y boat and
evacuated the crew. The Y boat then returned to the yacht and secured her to a
nearby mooring. 
It was decided that the lifeboat would remain on scene until
there was enough tide to start to refloat the yacht. At 3.52 am, with
sufficient tide around the yacht, her crew were placed back on board and the
owner checked his vessel for any water ingress and damage. Nothing was found
and the yacht’s crew were happy to remain on board until she refloated. 
The lifeboat recovered her Y boat and, as no other
assistance was required, she returned to her station, where she was rehoused at
4.34am, after over three hours at sea. 
In the third call-out to a yacht in three days, the all
weather lifeboat launched at 7.37pm on Wednesday (21 August) to a 7.3m vessel
one mile south of Sheep Island, near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway.
The yacht, with two persons on board, was low on fuel due to
a leak and was becalmed.
The lifeboat was on the
scene in ten minutes and took the casualty under tow to the entrance of Milford
Docks. There, the tow was released and the yacht made her own way into the lock
pits.
Once the casualty was safely alongside the pontoon, the lifeboat returned
to her station and was rehoused at 9.10pm. 
Note to editors 
The photograph shows RNLI Angle’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.

Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts:

 

For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush,
Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162
or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789.

RNLI Public Relations: 01202 336789 or HYPERLINK
“mailto:pressoffice@rnli.org.uk” pressoffice@rnli.org.uk.
Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched in the early hours of Saturday (24 August) to search for a drifting missing yacht, which it was feared could pose a danger to shipping in the Milford Haven Waterway.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 12.06am, at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard, and conducted a radar search of the port’s East and West Channels, but nothing was found. 

The lifeboat then continued towards Dale to search between the moorings and at 12.56am found the yacht on the south side of the bay, where she was fouled up with another mooring.

The Mark Mason transferred the owner, who was on board his friend’s yacht, back to his vessel. The lifeboat was then released and returned to her station at 1.16am.

It was the second night-time call-out in 24 hours for the all weather lifeboat.

On Friday, the Mark Mason was launched at 1.32am after a 10.3m yacht, with two persons on board, went aground off the inner pontoon at Dale.   The yacht’s crew were concerned for their safety and asked to be taken off.

Once on scene, at 1.44am, the lifeboat deployed her Y boat and evacuated the crew. The Y boat then returned to the yacht and secured her to a nearby mooring. 

It was decided that the lifeboat would remain on scene until there was enough tide to start to refloat the yacht. At 3.52 am, with sufficient tide around the yacht, her crew were placed back on board and the owner checked his vessel for any water ingress and damage. Nothing was found and the yacht’s crew were happy to remain on board until she refloated. 

The lifeboat recovered her Y boat and, as no other assistance was required, she returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 4.34am, after over three hours at sea. 

In the third call-out to a yacht in three days, the all weather lifeboat launched at 7.37pm on Wednesday (21 August) to a 7.3m vessel one mile south of Sheep Island, near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway.

The yacht, with two persons on board, was low on fuel due to a leak and was becalmed.

The lifeboat was on the scene in ten minutes and took the casualty under tow to the entrance of Milford Docks. There, the tow was released and the yacht made her own way into the lock pits.

Once the casualty was safely alongside the pontoon, the lifeboat returned to her station and was rehoused at 9.10pm. 

Note to editors 

The photograph shows RNLI Angle’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI media contacts:   For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Angle, on 01437 763675 or Danielle Rush, Public Relations Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 or 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789.

RNLI Public Relations: 01202 336789 or HYPERLINK "mailto:pressoffice@rnli.org.uk" pressoffice@rnli.org.uk.