Angle RNLI inshore lifeboat assists cabin cruiser
Angle RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched last Wednesday (May 24) to assist a seven metre motor cruiser, which had engine failure off Sandy Haven, in the Milford Haven Waterway. There were two people on board the vessel.
The D class lifeboat, SuperG II, was launched at 8.05pm, at the request of the UK Coastguard, and reached the scene in seven minutes.
The casualty vessel was then at anchor and, after confirming that all was well on board, an alongside tow was rigged. The anchor was recovered and the motor cruiser was taken back to her moorings in Sandy Haven, where she was safely secured.
With no further assistance required, the inshore lifeboat was released and returned to her station, where she was rehoused shortly before 9pm.
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