St Davids lifeboat launches to 10m yacht
St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat “Norah Wortley” was launched at 8.40pm on the evening of 16th May to the assistance of a 10m yacht with three people on board.
The yacht was struggling to make headway against strong tides and a rough sea about 4½ miles north west of the South Bishop lighthouse and the crew were exhausted.
The yacht was located using the lifeboat’s direction finding equipment.
Once on scene the lifeboat crew set a tow and brought the casualty vessel back to the lifeboat station, where she was safely moored.
The lifeboat rehoused at 12.20am on the 17th May.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.