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Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 July), after a report that a 10m veteran ketch – with six crew members on board – was drifting somewhere near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway.
Page Content: The ketch was
unsure of her position due to the poor visibility.

The Tamar class
lifeboat Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson,
on relief duty at Angle, was launched at 3.34am and conducted a radar and direction
finder search while proceeding out of the port’s East Channel. 
At the entrance to
the East Channel, with a weak VHF and radar signal from the ketch, the lifeboat
requested that the casualty fire a flare. The flare sighting confirmed that the
radar target was the casualty.
When the lifeboat
reached the ketch she transferred a crew member, to assist with rigging a tow,
and at 4.16am a course was set for Dale Roads.

 

On arriving at Dale,
just before 5am, the tow was slipped, the lifeboat crew member recovered, and the
historic ketch, with no engine, skulled her way alongside the outer pontoon.

The lifeboat was
released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 5.17 am after
nearly two hours at sea.
It was
the first of two call-outs in two days for Angle’s relief lifeboat.
At 5.10
pm on Monday the lifeboat was launched to go to the aid of a 10m yacht which
had broken down just off the Sem Logistics jetty in the Milford Haven Waterway. 
Coastguards
subsequently reported that the yacht, with three persons on board, was at
anchor and required a tow to Rudders Boatyard, Burton, where she was due to be
lifted out for a repair on a leaking stern gland.
The lifeboat
transferred a crew member to the yacht to assist the owner with recovering the
anchor and rigging a tow. A course was then set for the boatyard at Burton,
where the yacht was safely secured to the pontoon.
After
recovering her crew member the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused
shortly after 7pm. 
Note to editors:
CAPTIONS
The veteran ketch under tow to Dale Roads by Angle’s
all weather relief lifeboat.

Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI Angle’s all weather relief lifeboat Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson.

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

Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 July), after a report that a 10m veteran ketch - with six crew members on board – was drifting somewhere near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway.
Page Content: The ketch was unsure of her position due to the poor visibility.

The Tamar class lifeboat Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson, on relief duty at Angle, was launched at 3.34am and conducted a radar and direction finder search while proceeding out of the port’s East Channel. 

At the entrance to the East Channel, with a weak VHF and radar signal from the ketch, the lifeboat requested that the casualty fire a flare. The flare sighting confirmed that the radar target was the casualty.

When the lifeboat reached the ketch she transferred a crew member, to assist with rigging a tow, and at 4.16am a course was set for Dale Roads.   On arriving at Dale, just before 5am, the tow was slipped, the lifeboat crew member recovered, and the historic ketch, with no engine, skulled her way alongside the outer pontoon.

The lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 5.17 am after nearly two hours at sea.

It was the first of two call-outs in two days for Angle’s relief lifeboat.

At 5.10 pm on Monday the lifeboat was launched to go to the aid of a 10m yacht which had broken down just off the Sem Logistics jetty in the Milford Haven Waterway. 

Coastguards subsequently reported that the yacht, with three persons on board, was at anchor and required a tow to Rudders Boatyard, Burton, where she was due to be lifted out for a repair on a leaking stern gland.

The lifeboat transferred a crew member to the yacht to assist the owner with recovering the anchor and rigging a tow. A course was then set for the boatyard at Burton, where the yacht was safely secured to the pontoon.

After recovering her crew member the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused shortly after 7pm. 

Note to editors:

CAPTIONS

The veteran ketch under tow to Dale Roads by Angle’s all weather relief lifeboat.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

RNLI Angle’s all weather relief lifeboat Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson.
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