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Fishing vessel towed to safety by Angle RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

A 12 metre fishing vessel, which fouled her propeller off Freshwater West, was towed to safety on Sunday (June 4) by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.

The rescued fishing vessel under tow to Neyland on Sunday (June 4) by Angle RNLI's all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason

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The rescued fishing vessel under tow by Angle RNLI's all weather lifeboat.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched, at the request of the UK Coastguard, at 4.01pm. Another fishing vessel was assisting until the arrival of the lifeboat.

The lifeboat rendezvoused with both vessels off Sheep Island, at the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway. The tow was transferred and the casualty, which had two crew members on board, was taken to her berth at Neyland.

Once the fishing vessel was secured alongside, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 6.18pm.

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.

The rescued fishing vessel safely secured aloingside her berth at Neyland, after being towed to safety on Sunday (June 4) by Angle RNLI's Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason

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The rescued fishing vessel safely alongside her berth at Neyland, after being towed to safety by Angle RNLI's all weather lifeboat on Sunday (June 4)

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