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Tenby all-weather lifeboat launched after yacht reported to be taking on water . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch just after 2pm on Friday 13th April, after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a yacht in Carmarthen Bay to say they were taking on water.

After a brief search, the volunteer lifeboat crew located the casualty vessel about 7 miles east of Tenby.

The lifeboat then went alongside the vessel, where the crew requested a tow to Tenby. Two lifeboat crew were put aboard the yacht, where its crew confirmed the bilge pump was broken. Luckily, one of the lifeboat crew is also one of the station’s deputy mechanics and fixed the bilge pump whilst on the way back to Tenby!

Once back in Tenby, the vessel was placed on one of the outside moorings, and the lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 3.15pm.

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