Fishing boat rescued by Angle RNLI lifeboat
Angle’s RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was launched on Thursday (November 24), at the request of the UK Coastguard, to assist a seven metre fishing boat, with a fouled propeller, approximately one mile south of Skokholm Island. There was one person on board.
The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 10.44am and reached the vessel at 11.05am.
After the lifeboat confirmed there was no damage to the fishing boat, a tow was rigged and a course was made for Milford Haven.
At the entrance to Milford Docks, the casualty was put into an alongside tow and berthed at the Fishermen’s Pontoon at 12.45pm.The lifeboat was then released to return to her station, where she was rehoused just after 1pm.
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Angle RNLI’s all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason launching.
Photo: Nick Leach/RNLI.
The fishing boat alongside the Fishermen’s Pontoon at Milford Docks, after being towed to safety on Thursday (November 24) by Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat.
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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 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.