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St Davids RNLI lifeboat launched on service

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday April (21) at 2.55pm the UK coastguards tasked St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley, to the aid of the 10 metre fishing vessel Mari Ann which had 2 persons onboard and had suffered steering failure.

Casualty vessel

RNLI/St Davids

The casualty vessel was in a position just north west of the Bishops rock.

The lifeboat was on scene within 10 minutes, the volunteer lifeboat crew then secured a tow line to the vessel.

After doing this the lifeboat took the casualty under tow to its moorings in Fishguard harbour.

Once they had safely secured the vessel to its moorings, the lifeboat returned to station arriving back and rehousing at 6.40pm.

lifeboat launching

Lyndon Lomax

St Davids RNLI ALB

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