Aug 27


Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was alerted on Tuesday (26 August) to go to the aid of a yacht in danger of dismasting 34 miles south south east of St Ann’s Head.
Page Content: The Tamar class relief lifeboat, Peter and Lesley-Jane Nicholson, was launched shortly after 2.30pm and reached the casualty vessel, which had one person on board, at 4pm.

After discussions with the yachtsman, it was decided to allow the yacht to remain under her power and for the lifeboat to escort her to Milford.

At the entrance to Milford, the yachtsman told the lifeboat he no longer needed assistance. So, with the agreement of Milford Coastguard, the lifeboat was released to return to her station after 6.5 hours at sea.

It was the second call-out in four days for RNLI Angle. On Saturday, the all weather lifeboat was launched at 4.37pm after a report that 2 people were cut off by the tide on Gateholm Island, near Marloes.

The lifeboat reached the scene in 27 minutes. The casualties were recovered by the lifeboat’s Y Boat and taken ashore, where they were met by Coastguard Rescue Officers.

As the lifeboat was recovering her Y Boat, a Coastguard Rescue Officer noticed a group of people who looked to have been cut off by the tide further along the coast.

The Y Boat was re-deployed and her volunteer crew went ashore to give the group of 16 advice on the tides and assist them around to the next beach, where they would be safe.

After recovering her Y Boat the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 6.15pm.

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The yacht which was escorted to safety on Tuesday by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
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: or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

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