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Tenby all-weather lifeboat rescues fishing vessel with fouled rudder

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 7.20pm, after a local fishing vessel suffered a fouled rudder and began drifting onto rocks near Pigeon’s Cave, to the north of the lifeboat station.

The Haydn Miller was soon on the water and quickly located the casualty vessel, which was close to washing up on the rocks. The coxswain manoeuvred the lifeboat close enough so that the tow line could be passed, before taking the vessel in tow back to Saundersfoot.

Once inside the harbour, the tow was dropped, allowing the crew of the casualty vessel to moor alongside the wall.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 8.20pm.

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