Two alerts in two days for Angle RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

An 8 metre motor boat, with two people on board, was assisted by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat on Tuesday night (July 19), after it suffered engine failure off Mill Bay, just inside the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway.

​The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 8.09pm and an RNLI volunteer crew member was transferred to the casualty vessel to assist with the recovery of the anchor, which had to be cut free as it was fouled on an obstruction on the seabed.

The motor boat was then put into an alongside tow and taken to the pontoon at Lawrenny, where it was safely secured.

With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 10.30pm.

It was the second call-out in two days for the Angle all weather lifeboat.

On Monday (July 18), she was launched at 6.09pm to assist an 8.5 metre yacht, with two people on board.

The yacht had suffered engine failure and was becalmed off Stack Rock in the Milford Haven Waterway.

The lifeboat reached the yacht in six minutes and a tow was rigged to take her to the Dale anchorage.

With the casualty at anchor, the lifeboat was released and returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 7pm.

Note to editors

Pictured from Angle’s all weather lifeboat is the yacht, which was towed to the Dale anchorage on Monday evening (July 18), after suffering engine failure and being becalmed.
Photo: Angle RNLI.

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