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Angle RNLI lifeboat investigates report of yacht aground

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Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was alerted on Tuesday afternoon (June 6) to investigate reports of a yacht aground off Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock.

Angle RNLI's Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason, which investigated a report of a yacht aground at Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock, in the Milford Haven Waterway

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Angle RNLI's all weather lifeboat, which investigated a report of a yacht aground at Hobbs Point, Pembroke Dock

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 1.49pm and reached the scene in 19 minutes.

As the lifeboat approached the area, the Water Ranger reported that the yacht had parted her moorings, a line had been attached and the yacht pulled into deeper water.

Due to the weather conditions at the scene, the lifeboat was asked to assist with securing the yacht alongside a pontoon at Dale Sailing, Neyland.

With the yacht safe, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 3.21pm.

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.

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