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Angle RNLI lifeboat rescues fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

An 11 metre fishing vessel, which suffered engine failure off the South Pembrokeshire coast on Monday (April 24), was towed to safety by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.

The fishing vessel rescued by Angle RNLI's all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason is pictured alongside her berth at Neyland in the Milford Haven Waterway

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The fishing vessel alongside her berth at Neyland, after being towed to safety on Monday (April 24) by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.

The vessel, with two people on board, was three miles south-west of Linney Head.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 11.21am and reached the scene at 11.53am. After confirming that all was okay on board the fishing vessel, a tow was rigged and the lifeboat took the casualty to Neyland. There, the vessel was safely secured alongside her berth.

With no more assistance required, the lifeboat was released at 2.15pm to return to her station, where she was rehoused at 2.50pm.

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