Vessel with engine failure towed to safety by Cardigan RNLI inshore lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out at 08:23am today (7 June) to help a 24 foot fishing vessel which had developed engine failure in the water near Patch Caravan Site.

Cardigan RNLI D Class lifeboat Elsie Ida Meade

Mike Jones

Cardigan RNLI D Class lifeboat Elsie Ida Meade

The vessel with, one person on board, was taken under tow to the pontoon at Patch and safely secured. Once secured the lifeboat returned to the station.

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