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Angle RNLI lifeboat assists motor boat

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was alerted on Sunday (June 18) to assist a 24 foot motor boat, which had a fouled propeller off Marloes Sands. There were five people on board.

Angle RNLI's all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason, which on Sunday (June 18) went to the aid of a motor boat with a fouled propeller off Marloes Sands

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Angle RNLI’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason, which on Sunday (June 18) went to the aid of a motor boat off Marloes Sands.

A passing vessel had offered assistance and had started towing the casualty back towards Neyland.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason rendezvoused with both vessels at 6pm and it was agreed that the lifeboat would escort the tow into the Milford Haven Waterway.

Once off Chapel Bay, and with both vessels happy with the situation, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 7.06pm.

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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