RNLI-Angle-lifeboat-alerted-after-dinghy-capsizes

Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was alerted on Saturday (1 November) following a report of a dinghy, with one person on board, repeatedly capsizing off Llangwm.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched just after 4pm and was on the scene, about 11 miles upriver from the lifeboat station, in 31 minutes.

The dinghy, along with three people, was located on the shoreline towards Landshipping. The lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed and went in to assess and assist the three, all of whom were found to be safe and well.

The Y Boat’s crew assisted them to their nearby accommodation and waited with them until the arrival of Coastguard Rescue Officers. With the Coastguards on scene, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused shortly after 6pm.

It was the second call-out in four days for the lifeboat. On Wednesday (29 October), she was launched at 7.45pm to assist in re-floating a yacht that had earlier run aground at Garron Pill, near Lawrenny.

When the lifeboat arrived on the scene, the yacht’s occupants were re-boarding their vessel. The lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed and went into the shallower water to assist if necessary.

With the occupants satisfied that there was no damage to the yacht, the engine was started, the anchor recovered and the vessel proceeded to her moorings in Lawrenny, escorted by the lifeboat

The lifeboat then returned to her station, where she arrived just before 10pm

The previous week, while on exercise on the Thursday in the Milford Haven Waterway, the all weather and inshore lifeboats were requested, at 7.51pm, to proceed to Pwllcrochan, where it was reported a person had fallen off a broadwalk into the water.

While proceeding to the scene at best speed, it was confirmed that the casualty had made his own way to safety. Both boats were stood down and returned to their station.

On 17 October, the all weather lifeboat was launched at 6.45pm after a report of an AIS SART alert being activated near the Murco refinery jetty. The lifeboat searched the area, along with an RAF Rescue Helicopter and a Range Safety vessel, while the Coastguard sent auxiliary teams to the jetty to check for any missing persons.

After a thorough search of the area, and with no one reported missing, all units were stood down and the lifeboat returned to her station, for rehousing at 8.35pm.

Note to editors:

The picture shows RNLI Angle’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason.
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 alerted on Saturday (1 November) following a report of a dinghy, with one person on board, repeatedly capsizing off Llangwm.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched just after 4pm and was on the scene, about 11 miles upriver from the lifeboat station, in 31 minutes.

The dinghy, along with three people, was located on the shoreline towards Landshipping. The lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed and went in to assess and assist the three, all of whom were found to be safe and well.

The Y Boat’s crew assisted them to their nearby accommodation and waited with them until the arrival of Coastguard Rescue Officers. With the Coastguards on scene, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused shortly after 6pm.

It was the second call-out in four days for the lifeboat. On Wednesday (29 October), she was launched at 7.45pm to assist in re-floating a yacht that had earlier run aground at Garron Pill, near Lawrenny.

When the lifeboat arrived on the scene, the yacht’s occupants were re-boarding their vessel. The lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed and went into the shallower water to assist if necessary.

With the occupants satisfied that there was no damage to the yacht, the engine was started, the anchor recovered and the vessel proceeded to her moorings in Lawrenny, escorted by the lifeboat

The lifeboat then returned to her station, where she arrived just before 10pm

The previous week, while on exercise on the Thursday in the Milford Haven Waterway, the all weather and inshore lifeboats were requested, at 7.51pm, to proceed to Pwllcrochan, where it was reported a person had fallen off a broadwalk into the water.

While proceeding to the scene at best speed, it was confirmed that the casualty had made his own way to safety. Both boats were stood down and returned to their station.

On 17 October, the all weather lifeboat was launched at 6.45pm after a report of an AIS SART alert being activated near the Murco refinery jetty. The lifeboat searched the area, along with an RAF Rescue Helicopter and a Range Safety vessel, while the Coastguard sent auxiliary teams to the jetty to check for any missing persons.

After a thorough search of the area, and with no one reported missing, all units were stood down and the lifeboat returned to her station, for rehousing at 8.35pm.

Note to editors:

The picture shows RNLI Angle’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason.
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