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St Davids RNLI lifeboat tasked to a rigid inflatable

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday June (3rd) at 4.08pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a seven metre rigid inflatable boat which had suffered engine failure.

Lifeboat Launching

Lyndon Lomax

St Davids RNLI Tamar Launching

The casualty vessel with three persons onboard was in a position approximately half a nautical mile west of Abereiddi beach.

The lifeboat arrived on scene within 15 minutes, the volunteer crew then secured a tow line to the casualty, and commenced to take it under tow to Porthgain harbour.

After arriving at the entrance to the harbour, the lifeboat deployed their Y class inflatable to take the casualty ashore.

With this task complete the lifeboat recovered its Y boat and proceeded back to station arriving back at 5.40pm.

Vessel being assisted



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