New Quay RNLI lifeboat called to assist fishing vessel
New Quay all-weather lifeboat was launched just after 11am today (24 April) to assist a fishing boat which had lost all engine power.
The fishing vessel was five miles north of New Quay head, with one person on board and was drifting with no power. The all-weather lifeboat was launched and proceeded to the scene.
The lifeboat took the vessel in tow and returned it to New Quay.
For further information, please contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Regional Media Manager on 07786 668829.
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, in a normal year, 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.