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Fishing boat rescued by Angle RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Angle’s RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Thursday (November 24), at the request of the UK Coastguard, to assist a seven metre fishing boat, with a fouled propeller, approximately one mile south of Skokholm Island. There was one person on board.

Angle RNLI's all weather lifeboat

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Angle RNLI’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason launching.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 10.44am and reached the vessel at 11.05am.

After the lifeboat confirmed there was no damage to the fishing boat, a tow was rigged and a course was made for Milford Haven.

At the entrance to Milford Docks, the casualty was put into an alongside tow and berthed at the Fishermen’s Pontoon at 12.45pm.The lifeboat was then released to return to her station, where she was rehoused just after 1pm.

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Angle RNLI’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason launching.

Photo: Nick Leach/RNLI.

The fishing boat alongside the Fishermen’s Pontoon at Milford Docks, after being towed to safety on Thursday (November 24) by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.


The fishing boat rescued by Angle RNLI lifeboat

Angle RNLI

The fishing boat alongside the Fishermen’s Pontoon at Milford Docks, after being towed to safety on Thursday (November 24) by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.

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