All-weather lifeboat rescues for 2021

TitleHaydn Miller assists Burry Port lifeboat with rescue of disabled yacht . . .
WindW 25 knots
Casualty typeDisabled yacht
DetailsTenby's all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly after 1pm on Saturday 11th September, following a request from Burry Port lifeboat, after a yacht lost all power in rough seas off Rhossili.

The volunteer crew made best speed to Rhossili, some 15 miles east of Tenby, arriving around 30 minutes later.

Burry Port lifeboat already had the yacht in tow, but were concerned at the condition of the occupants, who were very cold and extremely seasick.

Due to their condition and the length of time it would take their yacht to be towed in the rough seas, it was decided to take them aboard Tenby lifeboat, which could get them ashore much quicker and where they could be assessed and warmed up on the way back to Tenby.

On arrival back at Tenby, the casualties were feeling much better and once the boat was rehoused, they left to make their way back to Burry Port.
Total this year: 33
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