New Quay RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat assists broken down fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 27 July at 10.47am, the all-weather lifeboat, the Frank and Lena Clifford of Stourbridge, was launched on service to a fishing boat with engine failure, approximately four miles west of New Quay.


New Quay RNLI's all-weather lifeboat approaching casualty vessel

The 20ft boat, with one person onboard, was drifting rapidly in a fresh north westerly wind but was soon located and towed to New Quay where it was secured on a mooring.

It has been a busy period for New Quay RNLI with this being the third shout within four days.

Dan Potter, New Quay RNLI Coxswain said, “We located the vessel quickly as they fired a smoke flare to show us their exact position. The casualty had all the correct equipment and did the right thing, which made things easy for us."

Notes to editors

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For more information contact Kate Williams, New Quay Lifeboat Press Officer at [email protected] or 07786 550054. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.


New Quay RNLI volunteers assisting broken down fishing vessel


Crew passing the tow line to the fishing vessel


New Quay RNLI all-weather lifeboat assisting broken down boat


Casualty vessel under tow

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