ANGLE RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat took part in three call-outs in just five days.
The lifeboat was launched on Saturday, April 29, to assist a commercial dive vessel with engine failure.
The nine metre vessel was approximately 0.2 nautical miles from Hooper’s Point, near Marloes, and was reported to be drifting ashore.
The Tamar class lifeboat, Mark Mason, was launched at 10.28am and made best speed to the scene, as there were concerns for the three people on board, with communications to the vessel lost.
The lifeboat found the vessel was at anchor and requiring a tow to Dale.
Having established that all was okay on board, the lifeboat rigged a tow and took the vessel to Dale, where she was placed on her mooring.
The following day, Sunday, April 30, the lifeboat was launched at 7.25am, after a report of a yacht aground in Dale.
The lifeboat launched her Y Boat to investigate whether there were any people on board the yacht and to assess her condition.
It was evident that the yacht had parted her mooring and had been driven ashore by the onshore wind. To save the yacht from being badly damaged with the incoming tide, it was decided to tow her off the beach and to a nearby mooring.
The previous Wednesday, April 26, the all-weather lifeboat was launched at 7.51pm to a report of a 5.5 metre sailing boat, with one person on board, being blown on to the shore off East Llanion, Pembroke Dock. There were concerns for the occupant’s welfare.
As the lifeboat was approaching the scene, it was reported that the casualty had made it ashore to safety and was arranging the recovery of the boat over the next high water.
The lifeboat was released at 8.23pm and returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 9pm.