Passengers and crew evacuated after vessel begins taking water off Ramsay Island


HM Coastguard has coordinated the evacuation and rescue of 21 passengers and two crew from a small pleasure vessel which broadcast a mayday message just after 7.00 pm this evening (Tues 9th July). The vessel had begun taking water rapidly whilst on a trip off the North Bishops, near Ramsay Island.

 

Two other passenger vessels quickly came to the aid of the vessel and the Coastguard requested the St David’s and Fishguard All Weather RNLI Lifeboats to launch and bring pumps. The Coastguard rescue helicopter from Newquay was also scrambled. The two lifeboats provided safety cover whilst the passengers and crew were evacuated from the casualty vessel onto one of the other passenger vessels.

 

The passengers are being taken back to St Justians where they will be met by the St David’s Coastguard Rescue Team. The casualty vessel has pumps on board and is heading towards Porthclais.

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