Yacht suffering power failure assisted by Fishguard RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched on Sunday 02 September to go to a yacht positioned 7 miles N.W. of Strumble Head which had suffered a total power failure.

The 28-foot sailboat with a crew of three and heading south from Anglesey had radioed UK Coastguard who then requested the lifeboat to launch as darkness approached and the yacht was without navigation lights or engine power. The lifeboat launched with a full volunteer crew shortly before 7pm and arrived at the yacht's location at 7.30pm and took the yacht under tow back to Fishguard harbour arriving at 9.30pm.

Media Contact: for more information contact Peter Kedward, Fishguard RNLI Press Officer on 01348 872359 or 07813180062

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