Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat assists 36ft yacht with fouled propeller

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched around 11.40am today (28 June) after a 36ft sailing vessel suffered a fouled propeller a quarter of a mile north of Tenby Harbour.

Due to the incoming tide and onshore wind, it was in danger of drifting onto the beach.

Once on the water, the volunteer crew quickly spotted the yacht which was now at anchor. The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel and the skipper requested a tow into the safety of Tenby Harbour where he could remove the rope from his propeller.

With the yacht safely in the harbour, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving shortly after 1pm.​

Notes to editors:

The attached video shows Tenby RNLI lifeboat launching to the stricken vessel. RNLI/Tenby

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