St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat launches to the aid of a yacht

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday August 1 at 3.10pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a 36ft yacht which had suffered steering failure.

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The casualty vessel with 2 persons on board was in a position approximately 26 nautical miles west of St Davids Head.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 4.12pm and the crew quickly secured a tow line, to the casualty and commenced the long tow back to the RNLI’s emergency mooring at St Justinian.

As the lifeboat was approaching the moorings, the station’s inshore lifeboat was launched to assist in securing the casualty to the anchorage.

Once this was completed both lifeboats rehoused at 9.40pm.


Media Contacts
For more information please contact Jim Phillips St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791121039 -- 01437721532 or by email: or alternatively contact Danielle Rush Regional Media Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 - 01745585162 or by email:



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