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Haydn Miller launched after Mayday from yacht with swamped engine

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's all weather lifeboat was launched at 1.20am on Thursday 31st March, following a Mayday call from a 30ft yacht in a position 1.5 miles south-east of St Govans, which had suffered a swamped engine and was unable to make any way under sail due to the sea state.

The volunteer crew were alongside the casualty vessel just 20 minutes later and the occupants requested a tow back to Tenby. After making sure no medical treatment was required and that the vessel was seaworthy, the lifeboat took up the tow, arriving back off Tenby at 3.45am.

The casualty vessel was then placed on one of the moorings in Tenby’s North Bay.

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