Cardigan RNLI lifeboat volunteers called out to help fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan's Atlantic class Lifeboat 'Albatross' was called out today, 1 April, in response to a call from HMS Coastguard at Milford Haven.

Cardigan RNLI Atlantic-Class Lifeboat

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan RNLI Atlantic-Class Lifeboat
The call was received at 5:36pm when HMS Coastguard were unable to contact a fishing vessel which appeared to be experiencing problems on the Bar near Patch.

Volunteer crew launched the Atlantic class lifeboat at 5:45pm and made their way to the fishing boat to check its status. When the lifeboat arrived on site the occupants of the fishing boat advised that they were ok and weren't in difficulty.

The lifeboat returned to the station at 6:00pm

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Tracy Newman, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07805 246975.

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