Fishguard RNLI tow stricken fishing boat back to harbour
Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched just before midday on Saturday 14 May at the request of HM Coastguard to render assistance to the welker fishing boat 'Chris Tacka' which was in difficulty in Fishguard Bay.
The 20 metre white fishing vessel had earlier left Fishguard harbour but suffered gearbox problems soon after clearing the northern breakwater and then started drifting towards the coastline off Fishguard Bay caravan park. The all-weather lifeboat was quickly on scene and a towline attached. The vessel was brought back into the quay at Fishguard harbour well in time to be clear of the scheduled ferry arriving from Rosslare.
Media contact: Peter Kedward, Fishguard Press Officer on 01348 872359 or 07813180062
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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, in a normal year, 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.