Tenby RNLI assists vessel with engine failure four miles south of Caldey Island
At about 9.30pm this evening (Thursday 6 April) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch after a report from the crew of a 30ft fishing vessel stating that they had suffered engine failure some four miles south of Caldey Island.
The lifeboat made best speed towards the position and quickly located the fishing vessel, before going alongside.
The skipper of the casualty vessel, which had been heading from Bangor to for Burry Port, then requested a tow to Tenby.
The volunteer crew took the vessel in tow towards Tenby, arriving at 11.20pm. Once the casualty vessel was safely moored off the lifeboat slip, the two crew were taken aboard the lifeboat which then re-housed.
For more information contact Ben James, Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer Tenby RNLI, on 07971 463716, or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.