Forty eight passengers were rescued after a boat struck a rock and was in danger of sinking en route to a wildlife sanctuary off the coast of Wales on Saturday.
The Lady Helen was sailing to Skomer Island, a wildlife sanctuary for sea birds.
The BBC reports a mayday message was sent at 12.55pm (BST) and passengers were transferred to other vessels after the boat started taking in water as she was towed back to the mainland.
A sister boat, the Dale Princess, managed to drag the Lady Helen off the rock using a line but she began taking in water as they headed back to shore.
Lifeboats were also sent and an RAF helicopter from Devon.