St Davids RNLI tasked following a mayday call

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Casualty vessel

RNLI St Davids


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.

RNLI media contact
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

lifeboat launching

Lyndon Lomax

St Davids RNLI ALB

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.