Cardigan RNLI lifeboat called out to help vessel in trouble off Aberporth
Cardigan RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out today, 21 May, after a person on board a small fishing boat called the UK Coastguard to report that they had lost power to their engine and that they were drifting out to sea.
The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Albatross, was launched at 4:08pm to assist the vessel which had three men on board. The volunteer crew towed the boat to safety on Aberporth beach where they were met by the Coastguard.
The lifeboat returned to the station at 5:28pm.
For further information, please contact Tracy Newman, Lifeboat Press Officer on 07805 246975
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland