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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