Angle RNLI responds to separate call outs during a day of training on the Haven
A crew training day on the Haven on Thursday (27 May) saw Angle RNLI's volunteer crew practice several different skills from anchoring through to breeches buoy along with two call outs to help people on broken down boats.
At 12.02pm, just after some towing practice, the crew were requested to go to the aid of a broken down motorboat by Pembroke Dock ferry terminal. The motorboat had engine failure. The vessel was taken alongside the all-weather lifeboat and was safely berth alongside the slipway at Hobbs Point at 12.24pm.
The afternoon was filled with training on the salvage pump and finished with the breeches buoy by lifeboat station slipway.
Later at 6.53pm, the pagers sounded, and the crews was requested to go to the aid of a 30ft yacht with two people onboard that had suffered mechanical and electrical failure at a position four miles due south of Sheep Island at the entrance to Milford Haven waterway. She was being assisted by a local range safety boat as live firing was due to start on the military firing range.
The all-weather lifeboat launched at 7.05pm and was on scene with the casualty within 30 minutes.
After discussion with the skipper of the yacht, she was taken undertow to Milford Marina.
In calm but drizzly conditions the yacht was safely berthed alongside the lock pontoon at Milford Marina at 9.03pm.
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.