Cardigan RNLI Lifeboats called out to help yacht in trouble

Lifeboats News Release

Both Cardigan Lifeboats were called out yesterday evening (29th December) at 8:33pm to help with a yacht reported to be having diesel problems.

Cardigan RNLI Atlantic lifeboat, Albatross

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan RNLI Atlantic lifeboat, Albatross
The yacht was approximately 1-2 miles north of Caemaes Head when they contacted HMS Coastguard to report that they were experiencing diesel engine problems. Both the D-Class and Atlantic Lifeboats were launched to help the yacht.

It is believed that the yacht, with two males on board, was travelling from Criccieth to Swansea when they began to experience problems. The yacht was taken under tow and moored safely overnight at Cae Bach.

Both lifeboats returned to the station by 10:30pm.

For further information, please contact Tracy Newman, Cardigan Lifeboat Press Officer on 07805 246975

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