Jul 27


Byline: A 13 metre yacht, with torn sails and unable to make headway in gale force winds, was towed to safety by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Sunday (26 July).
Page Content: There were four people on board the yacht, which was 6 miles west of Skokholm Island, off the South Pembrokeshire coast.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 9.18 am and reached the yacht shortly before 10am.

The casualty drogue was transferred by the lifeboat as a precaution and a tow was rigged, with a course set for Milford Haven.

The tow back to Milford was slow, due to the sea conditions, and on arrival at the entrance to Milford Docks at 1.15pm, the tow was released and the yacht made her own way into the marina.

In the marina, the lifeboat recovered the drogue and was released to return to her station.

Note to editors

The picture shows the crippled 13 metre yacht being towed to Milford Haven on Sunday (26 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

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