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St Davids RNLI lifeboat goes to the aid of an upturned yacht

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday (August 10) at 4.58pm St Davids all-weather lifeboat slipped her moorings, to go to an area approximately eleven miles west of the lifeboat station following reports of 25ft upturned yacht.

Once on scene it was established that the yacht was one that had been abandoned, on (July 27) following an incident when it lost its keel near the Dublin coast.

Following a request by Milford Haven coastguards, the lifeboat deployed its y class inflatable with 2 crew members to attach a tow line to the casualty, to recover it as it was a danger to shipping.

After a long towing operation, which took 5 hours the lifeboat arrived back in Ramsey sound where it was met by the stations inshore lifeboat, to assist with securing it to the RNLI emergency mooring in the Waterings bay at Ramsey.

Both lifeboats then returned to station at 10.30pm.

RNLI media contact
For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email




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