St Davids RNLI tasked following a mayday call
On Monday April (17) at 11.30am St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley was tasked following a mayday transmission received by UK Coastguards, to the pleasure craft Amigos, which had suffered engine failure.
The casualty vessel with three persons onboard was close to the Rhosson rock.
First to arrive on scene were the passenger vessels Gower Ranger and Viking Voyager.
Gower Ranger secured a line to the casualty and held in a safe position until the arrival of the lifeboat.
Once on scene the volunteer lifeboat crew took over, and secured a tow line to the casualty and commenced taking it under tow to the entrance of Porthclais harbour.
On arrival at the Porthclais entrance the tow was taken over by a pleasure vessel where it was taken safely into the harbour.
Once this was complete the lifeboat returned arriving back, for rehousing at 1.30pm.
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For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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