Three call-outs in five days for Angle RNLI lifeboat
Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Saturday (April 29) to assist a commercial dive vessel with engine failure.
The 9 metre vessel was approximately 0.2 nautical miles from Hooper’s Point, near Marloes, and was reported to be drifting ashore.
The Tamar class lifeboat, Mark Mason, was launched at 10.28am and made best speed to the scene, as there were concerns for the three people on board, with communications to the vessel lost.
The lifeboat reached the scene in 16 minutes and found the vessel was at anchor and requiring a tow to Dale.
Having established that all was okay on board, the lifeboat rigged a tow and took the vessel to Dale, where she was placed on her mooring.
With no further assistance required, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 12.16pm.
It was the second of three call-outs in five days for the all weather lifeboat.
The following day, Sunday April 30, the lifeboat was launched at 7.25am, after a report of a yacht aground in Dale.
The lifeboat was on the scene by 7.40am and launched her Y Boat to investigate whether there were any people on board the yacht and to assess her condition.
It was evident that the yacht had parted her mooring and had been driven ashore by the onshore wind. To save the yacht from being badly damaged with the incoming tide, it was decided to tow her off the beach and to a nearby mooring.
With the yacht safely secured, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat returned to her station to be rehoused at 9.10am.
The previous Wednesday (April 26), the all weather lifeboat was launched at 7.51pm to a report of a 5.5 metre sailing boat, with one person on board, being blown on to the shore off East Llanion, Pembroke Dock. There were concerns for the occupant’s welfare.
As the lifeboat was approaching the scene, it was reported that the casualty had made it ashore to safety and was arranging the recovery of the boat over the next high water.
The lifeboat was released at 8.23pm and returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 9pm.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.