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Fishguard RNLI lifeboat responds to Mayday call

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 9 November at 11.38 am the Fishguard inshore lifeboat was launched to assist a small boat with engine problems.

The vessel with 2 people on board had suffered engine failure near Carreg Thomas rocks, close to Fishguard fort. Because the crew of the small boat could not get their anchor to hold and the boat was drifting towards the rocks, the Coastguard was treating the incident as a Mayday call, as there was a danger to life. While the volunteer lifeboat crew were on their way however, the crew of the vessel in trouble had managed to get their anchor to hold so the risk to life was reduced.

The inshore lifeboat secured a tow and took the boat and crew to Goodwick slip where they were met by the Coastguard team. The sea conditions were described as unpleasant with a fresh west wind.




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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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