Fishguard RNLI assist yacht with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

On Sunday 12 August Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched to go to a yacht located 10 miles north of Strumble Head.

The lifeboat, with full volunteer crew, launched shortly before 10.00am having been requested by HM Coastguard. The two crew aboard the 35 foot yacht 'Mistral' had radioed that their engine had failed. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 10.30am in poor visibility and, having established a towline, brought the yacht to Fishguard harbour, which was their intended destination, arriving shortly before 1.00pm.

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