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Angle RNLI lifeboat launched to help yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was alerted early on Wednesday morning (September 7) to go the aid of an 11 metre yacht approximately two miles south of St Ann’s Head

The yacht was on passage from Dublin to France when a small engine fire disabled the engine, so the two people on board decided to head to Milford Haven for repairs.

The lifeboat was launched at 4.25am and rendezvoused with the yacht. After confirming that all was okay on board, a tow was rigged and a course was set for Milford Docks.

At the entrance to the Docks channel, the yacht was put into an alongside tow and taken to the Mackerel Stage, where it was safely secured.

With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 6.20am.

Note to editors

The photo shows Angle RNLI’s Tamar class all weather lifeboat Mark Mason launching.
Photo: Nick Leach/RNLI.

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