Haydn Miller assists fishing vessel with gearbox failure
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched at 9.10 am on Wednesday 12th April after a report that a 30ft fishing vessel had suffered gearbox failure off Burry Holmes, 15 miles south east of the station.
The volunteer crew made best speed towards the last known position, where they located the casualty vessel some 3 miles north west of Burry Holmes.
The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel, and the skipper requested a tow back to Burry Port.
Due to the strong spring tide in the area, it was deemed the Haydn Miller would be the best option rather than the smaller Burry Port lifeboat so a tow was rigged and the fishing vessel was taken towards Burry Port.
Once off Whitford Light, the spring tide had eased enough for the tow to be taken over by Burry Port lifeboat for the remainder of the distance to the harbour.
Having passed the tow to Burry Port lifeboat, the Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving shortly after 11.20am.
For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.
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