St Davids RNLI was requested to assist a 40ft yacht suffering engine failure and becalmed through lack of wind in the middle of St Brides Bay at 1.37pm on Thursday.

Launching into flat calm conditions, the charity’s all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley was alongside the casualty within 25 minutes of the launch request.

After a brief discussion between Coxswain Will Chant and the casualty vessels skipper, it was decided that the best course of action was to tow the vessel back to its harbour of origin, Neyland marina.

With tow established, the three hour passage to Neyland headed through Jack Sound before travelling up the Milford Haven waterway. The casualty vessel and crew were safely put alongside the visitors pontoon shortly after 5.14pm. With no further lifeboat action required, the volunteer crew returned to station, rehousing at around 6.30pm.