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Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat called out to help vessel with fuel problems

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard at 12:04 yesterday afternoon (30 June) to help a vessel experiencing fuel problems

Cardigan RNLI D Class Lifeboat

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan RNLI D Class Lifeboat
The D Class lifeboat Elise Ida Mead was launched at 12:11pm to assist the 17ft cruiser, however when the Lifeboat reached the troubled cruiser it was already under tow and so the crew of the D Class lifeboat stayed with both boats to ensure they reached shore safety and then return to the station.

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

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