Both Tenby lifeboats requested after fishing vessel suffers fouled propellor

Lifeboats News Release

Both of Tenby’s lifeboats were launched at around 10.25am on Saturday 21st May after a fishing vessel suffered a fouled propellor off Stackpole Head and was in danger of drifting onto the rocks.


The volunteer crews made best speed to the area, 10 miles west of Tenby, but as they were approaching the casualty vessel, it had just been taken in tow by another fishing vessel towards Stackpole.

After making sure the crew of the second fishing vessel were happy to continue towing, the inshore lifeboat returned to station, while the all-weather lifeboat escorted both vessels to Stackpole, before returning to station once the casualty vessel was safely moored.

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

Categories