Cardigan RNLI lifeboat called out to report of sailing vessel in trouble
Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out last night (12 June) at 10:00pm following a request from UK Coastguard who received a call from a visitor to the area to report a sailing vessel believed to be in difficulty near the Webley Hotel.
The D-Class lifeboat ‘Elsie Ida Meade’ was launched at 10:12pm and began a search of the area, the Atlantic ‘85 class ‘Albatross’ was then launched at 10:45pm following a request from the UK Coastguard and both boats carried out a search of the area.
No vessel was found and both boats were stood down at 11:00pm and returned to the lifeboat station.
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