Fishguard RNLI tow fishing boat back to port

Lifeboats News Release

A fishing boat with a crew of four men and an immobilised engine due to a fouled propeller resulted in Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launching on Sunday 03 April to rendezvous with the boat and tow it the 17 miles back to Fishguard.

The lifeboat set off from Fishguard at 2.20pm after HM Coastguard had been contacted by the 16 metre fishing boat 'Crusader' seeking assistance after a rope had snared the propeller. The lifeboat, with a full volunteer crew, travelled due north of Fishguard and arrived on scene at 3.30pm and quickly had a towline on the fishing boat and commenced the long tow back to Fishguard in lumpy sea conditions. Upon arrival at the northern breakwater in Fishguard harbour at 6.45pm the tow line was shortened and the fishing boat was brought alongside the ferry quay wall at 7.00pm

Media Contact: Peter Kedward Fishguard Press Officer on 07813180062 

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