St Davids RNLI lifeboat launches to a passenger vessel

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday August 7 at 12.08pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a 12-metre passenger vessel which had suffered steering failure.

The casualty vessel which had 2 crew members and 12 passengers on board, was in a position approximately 11 nautical miles south west from the lifeboat station.

The lifeboat made best speed to the location, and on arrival secured a tow line to the casualty.

The lifeboat then took it under tow back to the vessels moorings at St Justinian.

Once this tasking was complete the lifeboat rehoused and was ready for service at 2.45pm.

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For more information please contact Jim Phillips St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791121039 -- 01437721532 or by email: jimphillipsrnli@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively contact Danielle Rush Regional Media Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 - 01745585162 or by email: danielle_rush@rnli.org.uk


Casualty vessel

RNLI St Davids

passenger vessel

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