Lifeboat launched after Mayday from yacht with swamped engine

Friday 1st April 2022 6:01 am
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Tenby Lifeboat Launch by Adam Jones Photography
Picture of the Week from our Facebook group, Picture This: Tenby Observer Photography Club, ‘Tenby Lifeboat Launch’ was taken on Monday evening by Adam Jones. (Pic. Adam Jones Photography )

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Tenby’s all weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller was launched at 1.20 am yesterday (Thursday), following a Mayday call from a 30ft yacht in a position 1.5 miles south-east of St. Govans, which had suffered a swamped engine and was unable to make any way under sail due to the sea state.

The volunteer crew were alongside the casualty vessel just 20 minutes later and the occupants requested a tow back to Tenby.

After making sure no medical treatment was required and that the vessel was seaworthy, the lifeboat took up the tow, arriving back off Tenby at 3.45 am. The casualty vessel was then placed on one of the moorings in Tenby’s North Bay.

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