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Byline: Two yachts in difficulty off the south Pembrokeshire coast were towed to safety, in separate night time call-outs, by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched in the opening minutes of Saturday (11 July), after a report from Milford Haven Coastguard that an 11 metre yacht, with two people on board, was aground at Marloes Sands and needed assistance to re-float.

The lifeboat reached the casualty in 20 minutes, at 12.31am. Due to the limited depth of water, the lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed and transferred a tow rope to the yacht.

The yacht was towed into deeper water and the lifeboat put a crew member on board the casualty to assess if any damage had been sustained. It was reported that the yacht had slight water ingress, but her own bilge pump was coping.

The Y Boat was recovered and the yacht was towed to Neyland Marina, where she made her own way alongside the pontoon.

With the yacht safely secured, the Y Boat crew member was recovered and the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 3.53am, after nearly four hours at sea.

The second call-out was on Monday (13 July), when the lifeboat launched at 4.12am to assist a yacht off Flimston Bay. The vessel, with two people and a dog on board, had engine failure and was unable to sail.

Once on scene, a tow was rigged and at 4.48am the lifeboat set a course for Milford Docks. At the entrance to the Docks, the yacht was put into an alongside tow and taken to the Mackerel Stage, where she was safely secured.

With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released and returned to her station to be rehoused at 6.50am.

Note to editors

The picture shows the second of the yachts being towed to safety on Monday (13 July) 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: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789

Byline: Two yachts in difficulty off the south Pembrokeshire coast were towed to safety, in separate night time call-outs, by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched in the opening minutes of Saturday (11 July), after a report from Milford Haven Coastguard that an 11 metre yacht, with two people on board, was aground at Marloes Sands and needed assistance to re-float.

The lifeboat reached the casualty in 20 minutes, at 12.31am. Due to the limited depth of water, the lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed and transferred a tow rope to the yacht.

The yacht was towed into deeper water and the lifeboat put a crew member on board the casualty to assess if any damage had been sustained. It was reported that the yacht had slight water ingress, but her own bilge pump was coping.

The Y Boat was recovered and the yacht was towed to Neyland Marina, where she made her own way alongside the pontoon.

With the yacht safely secured, the Y Boat crew member was recovered and the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 3.53am, after nearly four hours at sea.

The second call-out was on Monday (13 July), when the lifeboat launched at 4.12am to assist a yacht off Flimston Bay. The vessel, with two people and a dog on board, had engine failure and was unable to sail.

Once on scene, a tow was rigged and at 4.48am the lifeboat set a course for Milford Docks. At the entrance to the Docks, the yacht was put into an alongside tow and taken to the Mackerel Stage, where she was safely secured.

With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released and returned to her station to be rehoused at 6.50am.

Note to editors

The picture shows the second of the yachts being towed to safety on Monday (13 July) 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: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk or RNLI Public Relations on 01202336789