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Angle RNLI inshore lifeboat assists cabin cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched last Wednesday (May 24) to assist a seven metre motor cruiser, which had engine failure off Sandy Haven, in the Milford Haven Waterway. There were two people on board the vessel.

Angle RNLI's D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II on the slipway, as she launches to assist a cabin cruiser with engine failure off Sandy Haven in the Milford Haven Waterway on May 24

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Angle RNLI’s D class inshore lifeboat SuperG II on the slipway, as she launches to assist a cabin cruiser with engine failure.

The D class lifeboat, SuperG II, was launched at 8.05pm, at the request of the UK Coastguard, and reached the scene in seven minutes.

The casualty vessel was then at anchor and, after confirming that all was well on board, an alongside tow was rigged. The anchor was recovered and the motor cruiser was taken back to her moorings in Sandy Haven, where she was safely secured.

With no further assistance required, the inshore lifeboat was released and returned to her station, where she was rehoused shortly before 9pm.

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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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