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St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat called out

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday February 20 at 5.03pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a 34ft yacht which had suffered a mechanical breakdown.

St Davids Tamar class lifeboat launching from the new RNLI boathouse

RNLI/Dave James

St Davids Tamar class lifeboat

The vessel which was on passage from Fleetwood to the Bristol channel had two persons on board, and was in a position near to the North Bishop rock.

Once on scene the volunteer lifeboat crew secured a towline to the casualty, and commenced to take it under tow to Milford Haven docks.

On arrival at the docks and after securing the casualty safely, they returned to station arriving back at 9.55pm.

RNLI media contact
For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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