Yacht towed to safety by Angle RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

A 7.9 metre yacht, with mechanical issues and making little headway due to the wind, off St Govan’s Head, was towed to safety by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat on Saturday night (July 23).

The yacht, with two people on board, was on passage from Swansea to Milford.

It was the fifth call-out in six days for the Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason, which was launched at 7.28pm and reached the casualty in 24 minutes.

Once on scene a tow was rigged and a course was set for Milford Docks, arriving at 9.32pm. The tow was let go and the yacht made her own way into the marina.

The lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 10pm.

Note to editors

The photo shows the yacht heading into Milford Marina after being towed to safety by Angle RNLI’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: Angle RNLI.

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