Angle RNLI lifeboat rescues fishing vessel
An 11 metre fishing vessel, which suffered engine failure off the South Pembrokeshire coast on Monday (April 24), was towed to safety by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.
The vessel, with two people on board, was three miles south-west of Linney Head.
The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 11.21am and reached the scene at 11.53am. After confirming that all was okay on board the fishing vessel, a tow was rigged and the lifeboat took the casualty to Neyland. There, the vessel was safely secured alongside her berth.
With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released at 2.15pm to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 2.50pm.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, Angle RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01437 763675 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager, on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@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.