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Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched in the early hours of Sunday morning (8 September) to go to the aid of a 6.5m speedboat, which had broken down near Ward’s Pier, Milford Haven.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 12.53am, at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard, after initial reports that the speedboat was aground. This proved not to be the case, as once the engine failed the casualty vessel’s crew deployed her anchor.

The speedboat had run out of fuel in her main tanks, which her crew replenished with spare fuel carried on board, but were unable to bleed the system successfully.

Once the lifeboat arrived on the scene, her Y-boat – with 2 crew on board – was deployed to assess the situation.

The Y-boat began to tow the vessel back to the lifeboat, but reported that she was towing sufficiently well that the quickest way of getting the speedboat back to safety was for her to continue the tow to the Mackerel Stage at Milford Docks, escorted by the lifeboat.

Once the casualty vessel was secured alongside the Mackerel Stage, the Y-boat was recovered and the lifeboat was released to return to her station, arriving at 1.48am.

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: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched in the early hours of Sunday morning (8 September) to go to the aid of a 6.5m speedboat, which had broken down near Ward’s Pier, Milford Haven.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 12.53am, at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard, after initial reports that the speedboat was aground. This proved not to be the case, as once the engine failed the casualty vessel’s crew deployed her anchor.

The speedboat had run out of fuel in her main tanks, which her crew replenished with spare fuel carried on board, but were unable to bleed the system successfully.

Once the lifeboat arrived on the scene, her Y-boat - with 2 crew on board - was deployed to assess the situation.

The Y-boat began to tow the vessel back to the lifeboat, but reported that she was towing sufficiently well that the quickest way of getting the speedboat back to safety was for her to continue the tow to the Mackerel Stage at Milford Docks, escorted by the lifeboat.

Once the casualty vessel was secured alongside the Mackerel Stage, the Y-boat was recovered and the lifeboat was released to return to her station, arriving at 1.48am.


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: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789