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St Davids RNLI lifeboat tasked to a yacht requesting assistance

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday June 21 at 5.50pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a ten-metre yacht, which had suffered electronic navigational failure, with thick fog and visibility of less than 50 metres, they required assistance.

Casualty vessel

RNLI/St Davids

Yacht

The yacht with 2 persons onboard was on passage from North Wales to Porthcawl, and was in a position approximately 1 nautical mile north east of St Davids head.

The lifeboat was soon on scene, where the volunteer lifeboat crew then secured a tow line to the casualty vessel, and commenced a towing operation back to the RNLI emergency mooring in St Justinian, where they stayed overnight before proceeding to Milford Haven.

The lifeboat rehoused at 7.40pm.

RNLI media contact
For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email
Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

lifeboat launching

Phil Griffiths

St Davids RNLI ALB

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