Tenby lifeboat launched to assist yacht with electrical failure in thick fog
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 01.30am on Tuesday 30th March, following a mayday from a 43ft sailing vessel, with the single occupant reporting that he’d lost electronics and steering in thick fog off St Govans Shoals.
With the Haydn Miller just 4 miles off the casualty vessel, the crew of Angle lifeboat reported that they had reached it and were preparing to take it in tow back to Milford Haven. Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving just before 3am.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.