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Angle RNLI lifeboat tows yacht to safety

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Sunday evening (June 5) to go to the aid of a 12 metre yacht, which had engine failure and was becalmed off Freshwater West, on the South Pembrokeshire coast.

​The yacht, with three people on board, was on passage from the South Coast of England to Milford Haven.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 6.42pm and reached the yacht in 13 minutes.

Once on scene, lifeboat volunteers rigged a tow and the yacht was taken to the entrance of Milford Docks, where she was put into an alongside tow and berthed on the Mackerel Stage pontoon.

With no further assistance required, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 8.21pm.

Note to editors

The picture shows Angle RNLI’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: Nick Leach/RNLI.

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