Cardigan RNLI volunteer crew called out to report of fishing vessel in trouble
Cardigan RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew were called out on Monday (1 August) to help a 12ft open fishing vessel in trouble near Gwbert.
The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 8.06pm following a request from Milford Haven Coastguard and launched the D-class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead, which was on scene at 8.21pm.
The fishing vessel, with one person on board, had experienced engine problems and was taken under tow to the moorings in St Dogmaels. Once secured the lifeboat then returned to the RNLI station.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.