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Lifeboat alerted to dory fire

20120808_ab_01a_idxRNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was alerted last Thursday night (October 17), following reports of a vessel on fire off Neyland.
The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 10.37pm, with further reports on route that the vessel, a 14 foot dory, was in very shallow water and there was concern that the occupants might be in the sea.
The lifeboat reached the scene in 13 minutes to find the dory was on the beach and Mid and West Wales firefighters were extinguishing the blaze.
The lifeboat’s Y Boat was deployed to identify the vessel, while the lifeboat conducted a search between the nearby moorings. The Y Boat reported that the fire was at the bow, the engine was in the stowed position and there were fresh footprints to and from the vessel.
With this information, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat returned to her station.