Angle RNLI lifeboat tows motor boat to safety

Lifeboats News Release

A 10.8 metre motor boat, which suffered engine failure off St Ann’s Head, at the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway, was towed to safety by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat on Monday (June 13).

The motor boat, with two people on board, was on passage from Wicklow to Milford Haven when she started to experience engine problems off St Ann’s Shoal.

Several nearby vessels responded to the casualty’s call for assistance, but due to their size they could only stand by until the lifeboat arrived.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 3.39pm and, in five minutes, located the motor boat to the north of Thorn Island.

A tow was rigged and a course was set for Milford Docks. At the entrance to the Dock’s channel, the casualty was put into an alongside tow and was berthed against the Mackerel Stage.

The lifeboat was then released to return to her station, where she was rehoused just before 5pm.

Note to editors

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

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