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Bank Holiday weekend rescue by St Davids RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

St Davids all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley was requested to launch at 8:27am on Saturday 27 May to reports of a 25ft motor vessel in difficulty. The boat was some seven nautical miles south west of Ramsey island with four people on board.

Lyndon Lomax

Norah Wortley launch Saturday 27 May 2023

Launching into calm seas, the volunteer crew arrived to find the casualty vessel had engine failure, but all crew were well and wearing appropriate lifejackets.

The vessel had lost propulsion so a tow was deemed necessary after risk assessment by the coxswain. The charity’s lifeboat towed the boat to the safety of Milford Haven from where the boat owners had arranged a private onward tow to Neyland. The lifeboat returned to station and was readied for service at 1:15pm.


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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.

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Tow of casualty vessel following engine failure

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.

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