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Both boats launched after report of mayday 3 miles south of Caldey Island . . . .

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch shortly before 11am on Saturday 7th April following a mayday from a vessel taking on water three miles south of Caldey Island.

The lifeboats were soon on the water and made best speed towards the casualty’s last known position.
Once on scene, they were joined by a Police boat, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan and the passing cargo vessel Arklow Valour.

After investigating several targets in the water, which all turned out to be driftwood and with no vessels reported missing, all units were stood down at 1.25pm, with the call being classified as a false alarm.
The lifeboats returned to station, arriving at 1.35pm.

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