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Haydn Miller launched after cabin cruiser suffers engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched at approximately 4.15pm on Monday 22nd May following a report from the skipper of a 9-metre cabin cruiser that he’d suffered engine failure 5 miles south of Caldey Island.

RNLI/Ben James

The lifeboat made best speed towards the reported position, arriving on scene just 15 minutes after launching.

Once the lifeboat was alongside, the skipper of the casualty vessel, which had four persons onboard, confirmed the vessel had lost all power and requested a tow back to Tenby. The volunteer crew then set up the tow and began the trip back to Tenby.

On arriving back at Tenby, the casualty vessel was put on the lifeboat’s outer moorings and the occupants taken aboard the lifeboat, which then rehoused at 17:45pm.

For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

RNLI/Ben James

RNLI/Ben James

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