St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers launch to yacht in difficulty.

Lifeboats News Release

St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' and D-Class 'Marian and Alun Clayton' launched to tow a yacht in difficulty to safety.

RNLI/Ellen Evans

The volunteer crew were paged at 09:06am, on Saturday May 30th, launching All-Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' to the aid of a yacht in difficulty, 16 miles South-west of St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station.

On arrival at the scene the crew ensured the four people on-board were safe and well before setting up the tow, they then made way to Porthclais Harbour. Once 'Norah Wortley' and her crew arrived at Porthclais the D-Class 'Marian and Alun Clayton' was launched to tow the yacht into the harbour. The yacht was made safe at Porthclais Harbour before both boats returned to station and were ready for service at 2pm.

'If you taking part in any activities at sea please always wear an appropriate lifejacket as well as thoroughly checking and understand the weather and tide conditions and their likely impact on your planned activity,' said a spokesperson for the station.
'In any coastal emergency, please contact the Coastguard by calling 999, 112 or VHF 16.'

RNLI/Ellen Evans

RNLI/Ellen Evans

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