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Byline: A RIB and a yacht in difficulty in the Milford Haven Waterway on Thursday (July 30) were assisted by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 12.54pm, following a report that a 5.7 metre RIB, with 5 people on board, was unable to re-start her engine. She was off Llanstadwell at the time.

While passing Pwllcrochan Flats, the lifeboat crew noticed the occupants of a yacht waving frantically, so she diverted to see if they also required assistance.

The 9 metre yacht, with two people on board, had run aground and was unable to re float herself, so asked for a tow into deeper water.

With information that the RIB had managed to pick up a mooring and was in no danger, the coxswain decided to assist the yacht first so a bow tow was rigged and passed to the casualty.

Once in deeper water the tow was released and, as the skipper of the yacht was satisfied that he no longer needed assistance, the lifeboat continued towards Llanstadwell. There, a tow was rigged and the RIB was taken to Neyland Marina.

The RIB was put into an alongside tow and taken into the marina to be safely secured to a pontoon. The lifeboat was then released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 2.33pm.

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RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat rigged a bow tow to take the yacht into deeper water.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

The RIB, with five people on board, is towed to Neyland Marina 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: A RIB and a yacht in difficulty in the Milford Haven Waterway on Thursday (July 30) were assisted by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat.
Page Content: The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 12.54pm, following a report that a 5.7 metre RIB, with 5 people on board, was unable to re-start her engine. She was off Llanstadwell at the time.

While passing Pwllcrochan Flats, the lifeboat crew noticed the occupants of a yacht waving frantically, so she diverted to see if they also required assistance.

The 9 metre yacht, with two people on board, had run aground and was unable to re float herself, so asked for a tow into deeper water.

With information that the RIB had managed to pick up a mooring and was in no danger, the coxswain decided to assist the yacht first so a bow tow was rigged and passed to the casualty.

Once in deeper water the tow was released and, as the skipper of the yacht was satisfied that he no longer needed assistance, the lifeboat continued towards Llanstadwell. There, a tow was rigged and the RIB was taken to Neyland Marina.

The RIB was put into an alongside tow and taken into the marina to be safely secured to a pontoon. The lifeboat was then released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 2.33pm.

Note to editors

CAPTIONS

RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat rigged a bow tow to take the yacht into deeper water.
Photo: RNLI Angle.

The RIB, with five people on board, is towed to Neyland Marina 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