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Little & Broad Haven RNLI lifeboat assists broken down fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Little and Broad Haven RNLI lifeboat launched on service on Friday (26 August) after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a broken down vessel in need of assistance.

Milford Haven Coastguards tasked Little and Broad Haven RNLI lifeboat to assist the fishing boat, which had suffered engine failure just off Stack Rock.

On arrival, the volunteer crew spotted the vessel with four people on board and decided to set up a tow.

With two of the four crew from the broken down boat transferred onto the lifeboat, the boat was towed back into Broad Haven.

Once the boat was handed over to Broad Haven Coastguard team, the volunteer crew from Little & Broad Haven lifeboat were released from service and returned to station.

Notes to editors:

The attached video shows Little and Broad Haven RNLI lifeboat crew rescuing the stranded fishing boat and its crew. Credit RNLI/Little and Broad Haven

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For more information please contact Matthew Ford, Little and Broad Haven RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07478 637237 or or Eleri Roberts, Public Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07771 941390 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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