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Cardigan RNLI volunteers called out to help vessel with fuel problems

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out on Sunday (12 June) following a call from Milford Haven Coastguard to help a vessel which appeared to be in trouble close to the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert.

Guests from the hotel spotted the vessel with four people on board and called the Coastguard. 

Cardigan RNLI lifeboat crew launched the Atlantic ’85 lifeboat and quickly made their way to where the sighting had been reported.  When the crew arrived the vessel wasn’t in the area and a search was started.  The boat was located near the Webley Hotel and was having problems with its fuel system.  The boat was taken under tow by the lifeboat and brought in to the pontoon in St Dogmaels.

Earlier, the RNLI crew had also been involved in helping a local fishing boat which had got a buoy and rope tangled around its rudder.  

The crew were out on a training session when they spotted the fishing boat in trouble and came alongside to assist in untangling the buoy and rope.

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