Cardigan RNLI lifeboat called out to help fishing boat in trouble
Cardigan RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out today, 26 October, following a call from UK Coastguard reporting a fishing vessel with a rope caught around its propeller.
The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Albatross, was launched at 9:30am to assist the vessel just off Cardigan Island. The volunteer crew towed the boat to safety and secured it on the pontoon at Patch
The lifeboat returned to the station at 10:50am.
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For more information please telephone Tracy Newman Cardigan RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07805 246975
Key facts about the RNLI
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.