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Byline: Four vessels have been towed to safety by RNLI Angle’s all weather and inshore lifeboats in a busy five days for the station.
Page Content: On Thursday (24 July) the lifeboat launched at 6.35pm to a report of a 6m fishing vessel broken down and at anchor off Sheep Island, near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway. There was one person on board.

The Tamar class lifeboat Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson, on relief duty at Angle, reached the casualty in 8 minutes and, after the casualty recovered her anchor, a tow was rigged and a course set for East Angle Bay.

At the entrance to East Angle the casualty was put into an alongside tow and taken to her moorings.

The lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 7.50pm.

The following day the lifeboat was launched at 9.40pm to go to the aid of a 5.5m sailing boat, which had engine failure east of the Cleddau Bridge.

Once the lifeboat reached the scene, the casualty – with two people on board – was put into an alongside tow and taken to her moorings off Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock. With the boat safely secured, the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 10.50pm.
 
On Saturday, at 6.55pm, the lifeboat was alerted to an 8m steel motor vessel which had engine failure about one mile east of St Govan’s Head. There were two people on board.
The lifeboat reached the scene at 7.30pm and transferred a crew member to the casualty to assist with rigging a tow. A course was set for Milford Haven and at the entrance to the Docks the casualty was put into an alongside tow and taken to the Mackerel Stage, where she was safely secured.

After recovering her crew member, the lifeboat returned to her station for rehousing at 9.50pm.

In the fourth call-out in five days for RNLI Angle, the inshore lifeboat was launched at 3.43 pm on Monday to go to the aid of a 3.5m motor boat, which had engine failure in Pennar Gut in the Milford Haven Waterway.

Once the lifeboat was on the scene, a tow was rigged and the casualty vessel, with two people and a dog on board, was taken to the Yacht Club pontoon at Neyland. With the motor boat safely secured, the lifeboat returned to her station after an hour at sea.

Note to editors

PHOTO CAPTION

RNLI Angle’s relief all weather 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: Four vessels have been towed to safety by RNLI Angle’s all weather and inshore lifeboats in a busy five days for the station.
Page Content: On Thursday (24 July) the lifeboat launched at 6.35pm to a report of a 6m fishing vessel broken down and at anchor off Sheep Island, near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway. There was one person on board.

The Tamar class lifeboat Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson, on relief duty at Angle, reached the casualty in 8 minutes and, after the casualty recovered her anchor, a tow was rigged and a course set for East Angle Bay.

At the entrance to East Angle the casualty was put into an alongside tow and taken to her moorings.

The lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 7.50pm.

The following day the lifeboat was launched at 9.40pm to go to the aid of a 5.5m sailing boat, which had engine failure east of the Cleddau Bridge.

Once the lifeboat reached the scene, the casualty - with two people on board - was put into an alongside tow and taken to her moorings off Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock. With the boat safely secured, the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 10.50pm.
 
On Saturday, at 6.55pm, the lifeboat was alerted to an 8m steel motor vessel which had engine failure about one mile east of St Govan’s Head. There were two people on board.
The lifeboat reached the scene at 7.30pm and transferred a crew member to the casualty to assist with rigging a tow. A course was set for Milford Haven and at the entrance to the Docks the casualty was put into an alongside tow and taken to the Mackerel Stage, where she was safely secured.

After recovering her crew member, the lifeboat returned to her station for rehousing at 9.50pm.

In the fourth call-out in five days for RNLI Angle, the inshore lifeboat was launched at 3.43 pm on Monday to go to the aid of a 3.5m motor boat, which had engine failure in Pennar Gut in the Milford Haven Waterway.

Once the lifeboat was on the scene, a tow was rigged and the casualty vessel, with two people and a dog on board, was taken to the Yacht Club pontoon at Neyland. With the motor boat safely secured, the lifeboat returned to her station after an hour at sea.


Note to editors

PHOTO CAPTION

RNLI Angle’s relief all weather 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