Cardigan RNLI lifeboat called out to help vessel in trouble off Aberporth

Lifeboats News Release

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.

Cardigan RNLI lifeboat voluneer crew launching

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan RNLI lifeboat Albatross

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

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