Cardigan RNLI called out to help vessel in trouble

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out on Tuesday, 25 July to assist a 17ft vessel which had broken down off Mwnt.

Cardigan Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

The D-Class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead launched at 11:30am following a call from UK Coastguard, the vessel and experienced engine failure and was anchored off shore at Mwnt with three persons on board.

The vessel was taken under tow by the volunteer lifeboat crew and secured at the pontoon at Patch by its owner.

For further information, please contact Tracy Newman, Lifeboat Press Officer on 07805 246975

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