Angle RNLI lifeboat launched to help vessel driven ashore
Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Friday (July 1) to assist a 5.5 metre day-sailer, which had suffered engine failure and was being driven ashore in near gale force winds, off Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock.
The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 4.07pm and reached the scene in 15 minutes.
The vessel was then on the shore-line and being kept afloat by the two occupants. The lifeboat’s Y Boat was launched to assist and towed the vessel to a nearby mooring, where it was safely secured.
The occupants were recovered from the shore and transferred to the Mark Mason, which landed them at Hobbs Point. There, they were handed over to Coastguard Rescue Officers from St Govan’s and Tenby.
With no more assistance needed, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 5.24pm.
Note to editors
The photo shows Angle RNLI’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: Nick Leach/RNLI.
The attached video shows the rescue of the day-sailer aground off Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock.
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