Four-call-outs-in-a-week-for-RNLI-Angle-lifeboat

Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat launched in the early hours of Sunday (31 May) to a mayday from a yacht said to be drifting, without power, off the south Pembrokeshire coast.
Page Content: The 9m yacht, with two people on board, was reported to be 18 miles south-east of the Turbot Bank.

The Tamar class lifeboat, Mark Mason was launched at 2.20am and used her radar and direction finder to help locate the casualty.

Once on scene, at 3.23am, the lifeboat found the yacht was making slow progress with her own engine. Because the casualty had no lighting, it was decided to tow her to Milford Haven, which was reached shortly before 7am.

At the entrance to Milford Docks, the tow was released and the yacht made her own way alongside the pontoon. With the casualty secure, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused 7.20am.

It was fourth call-out in 7 days for the all weather lifeboat.

On Friday (29 May), she was launched at 4.55 am to go to the aid of a 17.4m motor boat, which had machinery failure and needed assistance off Dale Shelf. There were three people on board.

The lifeboat reached the casualty in 8 minutes and put two of her crew members on board to assess the yacht’s condition. The casualty had suffered water ingress, which was under control, but while attempting to berth at Dale she had been hit by some machinery failure.

After an assessment, and due to the weather conditions, it was decided to escort the yacht to her berth at Neyland Marina, where she was safely secured. The lifeboat recovered her two crew members and left the marina at 6.11am to return to her station.

Two days earlier, on the Wednesday (27 May), the lifeboat was launched at 11.43am after a report that a 12m yacht, with one person on board, had fouled her rudder on fishing gear just south of Skomer Island.

Whilst en route it was reported that a nearby dive vessel had offered assistance to the casualty. The lifeboat reached the scene at 12.05pm to find the divers had cleared the obstruction. With all the divers recovered by their vessel, the yacht continued her passage to Holyhead and the lifeboat returned to station to be rehoused at 12.45pm.

On the Monday (25 May), the lifeboat launched at 5.58pm to take over a tow of a 7 metre leisure fishing vessel, from Tenby’s all weather lifeboat, off Sheep Island, near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway.

The casualty was taken to Neyland Marina, where the workboat took over the tow to her berth. The lifeboat returned to her station at 7.44pm.

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Captions

RNLI Angle’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

The 9m yacht under tow to Milford Haven by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Sunday (31 May).
Photo: RNLI Angle.

The motor boat which suffered some machinery failure off Dale Shelf on Friday (29 May).
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 launched in the early hours of Sunday (31 May) to a mayday from a yacht said to be drifting, without power, off the south Pembrokeshire coast.
Page Content: The 9m yacht, with two people on board, was reported to be 18 miles south-east of the Turbot Bank.

The Tamar class lifeboat, Mark Mason was launched at 2.20am and used her radar and direction finder to help locate the casualty.

Once on scene, at 3.23am, the lifeboat found the yacht was making slow progress with her own engine. Because the casualty had no lighting, it was decided to tow her to Milford Haven, which was reached shortly before 7am.

At the entrance to Milford Docks, the tow was released and the yacht made her own way alongside the pontoon. With the casualty secure, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused 7.20am.

It was fourth call-out in 7 days for the all weather lifeboat.

On Friday (29 May), she was launched at 4.55 am to go to the aid of a 17.4m motor boat, which had machinery failure and needed assistance off Dale Shelf. There were three people on board.

The lifeboat reached the casualty in 8 minutes and put two of her crew members on board to assess the yacht’s condition. The casualty had suffered water ingress, which was under control, but while attempting to berth at Dale she had been hit by some machinery failure.

After an assessment, and due to the weather conditions, it was decided to escort the yacht to her berth at Neyland Marina, where she was safely secured. The lifeboat recovered her two crew members and left the marina at 6.11am to return to her station.

Two days earlier, on the Wednesday (27 May), the lifeboat was launched at 11.43am after a report that a 12m yacht, with one person on board, had fouled her rudder on fishing gear just south of Skomer Island.

Whilst en route it was reported that a nearby dive vessel had offered assistance to the casualty. The lifeboat reached the scene at 12.05pm to find the divers had cleared the obstruction. With all the divers recovered by their vessel, the yacht continued her passage to Holyhead and the lifeboat returned to station to be rehoused at 12.45pm.

On the Monday (25 May), the lifeboat launched at 5.58pm to take over a tow of a 7 metre leisure fishing vessel, from Tenby’s all weather lifeboat, off Sheep Island, near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway.

The casualty was taken to Neyland Marina, where the workboat took over the tow to her berth. The lifeboat returned to her station at 7.44pm.

Note to editors

Captions

RNLI Angle’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

The 9m yacht under tow to Milford Haven by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Sunday (31 May).
Photo: RNLI Angle.

The motor boat which suffered some machinery failure off Dale Shelf on Friday (29 May).
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