Fishguard RNLI tow stricken fishing boat back to harbour

Lifeboats News Release

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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