The pair were later rescued by a passenger vessel after it responded to their mayday call

Two sailors had to be
rescued on Tuesday evening after they were thrown into the sea when their 16ft yacht

The pair were a mile
off Porthclais harbour in Pembrokeshire when the incident happened at 6.46pm.

Passenger vessel Viking Challenger, which was close by,
responded to the mayday call.

Both of the overboard
crew were recovered and taken to Porthclais harbour where they were met by a
local coastguard team from St Davids.

An inshore lifeboat
arrived at the scene shortly after to check neither of the two sailors required
medical treatment.

As no treatment was
needed, they then met up with the all-weather lifeboat who were preparing to
deploy salvage pumps in order to keep the capsized vessel afloat.

The vessel was later
taken under tow into Porthclais and secured to its moorings.

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