New Quay RNLI on exercise with Schooner Vilma
Both New Quay RNLI lifeboats out on exercise with the visiting Schooner Vilma after ILB shout
The inshore lifeboat was paged by the Coastguard after reports from a member of the public that a boat was in need of assistance. The lifeboat located the boat and confirmed everyone as safe. It was a false alarm with good intent.
The day ended with the Mersey class Frank and Lena of Stourbridge and the D class Audrey LJ lifeboats out on exercise with the visiting Schooner Vilma which is in Aberaeron for the Cymru-Ohio celebrations to mark 200 years since local families sailed to America to start a new life in Ohio.
As the lifeboats returned to the station the Cardigan Bay dolphins joined in the celebrations by bow riding with the lifeboat all the way to the mooring.
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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.