Fishguard RNLI tows pleasure boat to Lower Town
Fishguard RNLI's all-weather Trent class lifeboat launched at 3pm on Tuesday (15 August) to attend a small fishing/pleasure craft whose main engine had failed near Pwllgwaelod.
The 16ft boat with three persons aboard had reverted to using its auxiliary engine but this was not powerful enough for the boat to make any headway.
The UK Coastguard was contacted by VHF radio and the lifeboat was requested to launch. A straightforward tow was undertaken back to Lower Town where the boat was instated on a mooring and the lifeboat returned to station at 4pm.
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Attached is a stock shot of Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Blue Peter VII
For more information please contact Peter Kedward, Fishguard RNLI Press Officer, on 01348 872359 or 07813 180062.
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