SEA-SICK sailors were rescued from rough waters by St Davids lifeboat on Wednesday, July 17.

St Davids' Tamar-class lifeboat launched at 7.42am to an 11-metre yacht, approximately nine miles west of St Davids Head.

There were four people on board, three of which were suffering from severe sea sickness.

The skipper of the vessel was unfamiliar with the area.

The RNLI lifeboat escorted the casualty to the calmer water of Ramsey Sound and put two volunteer crew members on board to check the condition of the crew and assist with mooring the vessel.

The all-weather lifeboat was re-housed by 10.30am.

St Davids Lifeboat RNLI posted on Facebook: "Our Tamar, Norah Wortley was paged at 7:30pm last night (Wednesday) tasked to a 35ft yacht with four persons onboard in a position 10 miles west of St. David’s Head. Three of the crew were suffering from sea sickness and the skipper was concerned for their welfare with sea conditions deteriorating.

"Once on scene, the decision was made for the yacht to follow us to our casualty mooring where, if required the three crew could be brought ashore.

"Once in Ramsey Sound, two of our crew were transferred to the yacht to help with mooring up. The three sea sick crew decided to stay aboard the yacht, so Norah Wortley was rehoused and ready for service at 10.30pm."