New Quay RNLI inshore lifeboat welcomes Schooner Vilma then launches on shout

Lifeboats News Release

On 26 June at 9.13pm New Quay RNLI launched its D class inshore lifeboat in response to reports of an angler in difficulty on rocks south of New Quay.

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ILB launched on service

After welcoming the magnificent Schooner Vilma to New Quay, the Audrey LJ D class inshore lifeboat was launched on service following reports of an angler cut off by the tide.

Concerns were raised by a local passenger boat skipper that the angler was in an unusual location and was likely to get into difficulty and Milford Haven Coastguard requested the ILB to launch to investigate.

Simon Rigby, helm of the inshore lifeboat said, "We carried out a shoreline search from Target Rock to Bird Rock but nothing was found so we proceeded down the coast to Coybal Beach where we found the angler safe and well, having managed to climb across the rocks to safety.

"After welcoming the Schooner Vilma to New Quay ready for the Cymru-Ohio 2018 Bi-Centenary celebrations, it was definitely an eventful evening.”

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ILB returning to the station

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Earlier yesterday evening on exercise with the Schonner Vilma

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