New Quay RNLI tows in pleasure craft

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI launched last week (Tuesday 30 October) to a broken down leisure cruiser that had suffered engine failure near New Quay.

The D-class inshore lifeboat, Audrey LJ, launched on service at 11.40am, with Brett Stones at the helm and crew member Ollie Edwards, following a report of a boat with engine failure.

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said, 'The vessel had lost engine power with two people on board. The sea was calm so it was a straightforward tow into the harbour for the crew. The lifeboat was rehoused within 20 minutes of launching.'

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