Angle RNLI’s lifeboat volunteers have had a busy end to the week with a morning call out to tend to a crew experiencing engine failure and sea sickness, and a further shout that night to search for a person reported missing.

The first came at 10.37 am on Thursday (March 7) when the All-Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch in response to a distress call from a yacht in St Brides Bay.

The vessel, with two persons onboard had suffered engine failure, sail issues and were experiencing sea sickness.

The lifeboat launched and made best speed to the vessel, arriving on scene around 40 minutes later.

By this time, the yacht had sailed to a position five miles west of Skomer Island.

After speaking with the skipper, the crew of the yacht were able to release the sail and a tow was swiftly passed.

With the tow secure the crew began the journey towards Milford Docks, arriving at the entrance around three hours later.

Due to the conditions it wasn’t suitable for the yacht to be put into an alongside tow so the stern tow was shortened right up and the yacht towed straight onto the marina basin to allow more shelter from the easterly wind.

Once inside the basin, the yacht was brought alongside and manoeuvred onto a nearby pontoon.

With no further assistance required the Lifeboat and her crew were stood down to return to station where she was back on her mooring and ready for further service by 4 pm.

Later that night at 9 pm the crew were paged again. This time, to assist with the search for a high risk missing person at Freshwater West Beach.

The lifeboat launched and began proceeding to the area but were stood down shortly after when it was confirmed that the casualty was safely in the care of the police.

St Govan’s and Dale Coastguard Rescue Teams were also tasked to this incident.

The Lifeboat was stood down with thanks and safely back on her mooring by 10 pm.