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Byline: RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Tuesday (June 9), after a report that a 9 metre yacht, with three people on board, had suffered engine failure about 7 miles off Linney Head on the south Pembrokeshire coast.
Page Content: The lifeboat was launched just after 3pm and while en route it was reported that the casualty had been taken in tow by a local range safety vessel. The lifeboat rendezvoused with the vessels, the tow was transferred and a course was set for Milford Docks.

At the entrance to the Docks, the casualty was placed into an alongside tow and taken into the lock pits, where she was secured to the pontoon. With the casualty now safe, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused just before 6pm after just under three hours at sea.

Later in the evening, the lifeboat was requested to launch at 7.13pm, after a report of a despondent female on the Cleddau Bridge. While mustering, the crew were stood down as the female had been assisted by the police.

It was third alert in five days for the lifeboat station. On Friday (June 5), the all weather lifeboat launched at 10.46am to a report of a motor boat, with one person on board, needing assistance off East Llanion, Pembroke Dock.

The occupant had been waving frantically, so the type of assistance needed was unknown. Once on scene at 11.05am, and with no sighting of the casualty, the lifeboat’s Y Boat was launched and went toward Cosheston Pill to search further inshore.

A group of kayakers reported that they had seen the casualty being assisted ashore by another vessel. The Y Boat went to the nearby pontoon and liaised with the casualty, who confirmed that all parties were safely ashore

With no other assistance needed, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat was released to return to her station for rehousing at 11.58am.

Note to editors

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

The picture shows the yacht being towed to Milford Docks on Tuesday (June 9) by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Picture: 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 on Tuesday (June 9), after a report that a 9 metre yacht, with three people on board, had suffered engine failure about 7 miles off Linney Head on the south Pembrokeshire coast.
Page Content: The lifeboat was launched just after 3pm and while en route it was reported that the casualty had been taken in tow by a local range safety vessel. The lifeboat rendezvoused with the vessels, the tow was transferred and a course was set for Milford Docks.

At the entrance to the Docks, the casualty was placed into an alongside tow and taken into the lock pits, where she was secured to the pontoon. With the casualty now safe, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused just before 6pm after just under three hours at sea.

Later in the evening, the lifeboat was requested to launch at 7.13pm, after a report of a despondent female on the Cleddau Bridge. While mustering, the crew were stood down as the female had been assisted by the police.

It was third alert in five days for the lifeboat station. On Friday (June 5), the all weather lifeboat launched at 10.46am to a report of a motor boat, with one person on board, needing assistance off East Llanion, Pembroke Dock.

The occupant had been waving frantically, so the type of assistance needed was unknown. Once on scene at 11.05am, and with no sighting of the casualty, the lifeboat’s Y Boat was launched and went toward Cosheston Pill to search further inshore.

A group of kayakers reported that they had seen the casualty being assisted ashore by another vessel. The Y Boat went to the nearby pontoon and liaised with the casualty, who confirmed that all parties were safely ashore

With no other assistance needed, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat was released to return to her station for rehousing at 11.58am.

Note to editors

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

The picture shows the yacht being towed to Milford Docks on Tuesday (June 9) by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Picture: 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