Aug 27


Byline: A 12.8m motor yacht, which was taking in water off the South Pembrokeshire coast, was brought to safety by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Monday night (26 August).
Page Content: The lifeboat launched at 9.07pm, at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard, following a Pan Pan broadcast from the motor yacht, which was 14 miles south-west of St Ann’s Head and had three people on board.

The vessel, which was on passage from Aberystwyth to the Isle of Wight, altered course and headed towards Milford. 

While proceeding, the motor yacht instructed the lifeboat that the ingress of water had stabilised and they were comfortable to make their own way in. 

The lifeboat rendezvoused with the casualty seven miles south-west of St Ann's at 9.37pm and transferred two crew members and the salvage pump as a precaution. 

While being escorted in, the motor yacht experienced machinery failure, so the lifeboat rigged a tow and the casualty was taken under tow to Milford Docks. 

Once off the entrance to the Docks the casualty was put in an alongside tow and taken to the Mackerel Stage, where she was safely secured at 11.41pm.

The lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused just after midnight. 

Note to editors

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: or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789.

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