St Davids RNLI lifeboat launches to a 31ft yacht

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday May 23 at 8.20am the St Davids RNLI lifeboat Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a yacht, which had suffered engine failure.

Casualty vessel

RNLI/ St Davids


The yacht was in a position approximately 16 nautical miles north west of St Davids head.

Once the lifeboat had arrived on scene, the crew set up a tow line and commenced to take the casualty under tow to Milford Haven marina.

The towing operation took several hours, when they arrived at the marina the yacht was secured to a safe anchorage.

With this task complete the lifeboat proceeded back to station, and rehoused at 3.30pm.


Media Contacts
For more information please contact Jim Phillips St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Volunteer 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:

Casualty Yacht

RNLI/ St Davids

casualty vessel

RNLI/St Davids


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