Leisure fishing boat towed back to Lower Town by Fishguard RNLI
UK Coastguard requested Fishguard RNLI to launch on Saturday afternoon 5 May to attend a leisure fishing boat with one person aboard who was experiencing engine problem where he was located at Carregwastad Point, halfway between Fishguard Harbour and Strumble Head.
Fishguard's all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 4.45pm and quickly located the fishing boat. Conditions were good but a distant sea fog was threatening to advance southwards to engulf the coastline. The boat was taken under tow and brought back to Fishguard harbour arriving at 5.20pm whereby the fishing boat was installed onto an outer mooring outside Lower Town harbour. The lifeboat then returned to base at 5.30pm.
For further information contact Peter Kedward, Fishguard Press Officer on 01348 872359 or 07813180062
Key facts about the RNLI
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.