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Cabin cruiser rescued by Angle RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

A 5.8 metre cabin cruiser, which suffered engine failure off Benton Castle, near Lawrenny, on Saturday evening (August 6), was towed to safety by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 7.33pm and reached the casualty vessel, which had six people on board, shortly after 8pm.

The cabin cruiser was then at anchor close to the shore, so a tow was rigged before they recovered the anchor to prevent the casualty vessel drifting onto the rocks.

The cabin cruiser was taken to Burton and at 8.45pm was berthed alongside the pontoon. The lifeboat was then released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 9.30pm.

Note to editors

The photo shows the cabin cruiser being towed to safety by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.
Photo: Angle RNLI.

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