Yacht dragging its anchor assisted by Fishguard RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard RNLI's inshore lifeboat with three volunteer crew was launched on Wednesday (20 September) to assist a 30ft yacht for the second time in five days.

The yacht, with its owner onboard, was again dragging its anchor near the northern breakwater of Fishguard harbour and was in danger of grounding on the rocks.

The inshore lifeboat launched at 9.30am after being requested by UK Coastguard and took the yacht under tow to Lower Town where the yacht was instated onto one of the visitors moorings and the lifeboat then returned to base shortly before 11am.

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