Angle RNLI lifeboat launched after emergency call from RIB
Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Wednesday (March 7), following a ‘pan-pan’ emergency broadcast from a 5.5 metre RIB, with two people on board.
The RIB had broken down and was dragging her anchor off Dale Fort in the Milford Haven Waterway.
The Tamar class lifeboat, Mark Mason, launched at 11.19am and located the casualty in Dale Bay. The RIB’s anchor was recovered, a tow was rigged and the casualty was brought into Dale.
With the casualty safe ashore, the lifeboat was released and returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 12.28pm.
It was the second call-out in two days for the lifeboat station. On the Tuesday, the all weather lifeboat launched at 10.17pm after a car was reported to be in the water in Castle Pill, Milford Haven.
The lifeboat arrived on the scene within ten minutes and, due to the height of the tide, her Y Boat was launched to investigate. The car was located and, working alongside the Fire and Rescue Service, it was confirmed that no persons were present.
As the car was now visible, due to the tide dropping, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat returned to her station to be rehoused at 12.10am.
Note to editors
Angle RNLI’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason.
Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach.
RNLI media contacts: For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, Angle RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01437 763675.
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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, in a normal year, 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.