Double taskings for Volunteer crew at Angle over the weekend

Lifeboats News Release

Busy weekend

A busy weekend for Volunteer crew at Angle

First tasking for Angle Volunteer crews came at 2:49pm Saturday afternoon to a 34ft yacht just off Turbot Bank off Milford haven that had lost her propeller with one person aboard.

In calm conditions the lifeboat reached the casualty vessel at 2:15pm. After discussions with the yachts skipper a tow was passed over and they were headed towards Neyland

Angle Lifeboat reached Neyland at 3:57pm the casualty vessel was then passed over to the workboat from Neyland Marina.

The second tasking of the weekend came at 5:55pm Sunday evening to a 40ft motor boat with engine failure, 18 miles SW of St Ann's Head, that was drifting with 5 people on board

In good conditions the lifeboat made good speed and arrived on scene at 6:58pm. A tow was established and the slow trip back to Milford Haven began.

The steady trip back under sunny skies was accompanied a few times by pods of porpoises and a beautiful sunset.

Angle Lifeboat and the casualty vessel arrived at Milford lock pit at 10:17pm where the casualty was tied alongside in the lock. The lifeboat headed home and rehoused at 10:40pm.

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