RNLI-Angle-lifeboat-tows-fishing-vessel-to-safety

Byline: A fishing vessel, which fouled her propeller off the Pembrokeshire coast, was towed to safety by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Saturday (September 12).
Page Content: The vessel was 21 miles west of the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway and was drifting in an easterly direction, having lost propulsion. The five persons on board were reported well and comfortable.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 5.42pm, at the request of the Coastguard Operations Centre, Milford Haven, and located the vessel using radar and GPS.

After arriving on the scene at 6.45pm, the lifeboat passed a tow to the vessel, which was taken back to Milford Haven.

At the entrance to the Milford Docks channel she was brought alongside the lifeboat, and taken to the Fisherman’s Pontoon at the entrance to the docks, where she was secured at 11.30pm.

The lifeboat was cleared to return to her station at 11.45pm, arriving back on her slipway just after midnight, after over 6 hours at sea.

Note to editors

The picture shows the fishing vessel viewed from Angle lifeboat, which towed her to Milford Haven.
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 fishing vessel, which fouled her propeller off the Pembrokeshire coast, was towed to safety by RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat on Saturday (September 12).
Page Content: The vessel was 21 miles west of the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway and was drifting in an easterly direction, having lost propulsion. The five persons on board were reported well and comfortable.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 5.42pm, at the request of the Coastguard Operations Centre, Milford Haven, and located the vessel using radar and GPS.

After arriving on the scene at 6.45pm, the lifeboat passed a tow to the vessel, which was taken back to Milford Haven.

At the entrance to the Milford Docks channel she was brought alongside the lifeboat, and taken to the Fisherman's Pontoon at the entrance to the docks, where she was secured at 11.30pm.

The lifeboat was cleared to return to her station at 11.45pm, arriving back on her slipway just after midnight, after over 6 hours at sea.

Note to editors

The picture shows the fishing vessel viewed from Angle lifeboat, which towed her to Milford Haven.
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