Fishguard lifeboat assists fishing vessel
The Fishguard RNLI lifeboat launched at 11.50 am on Tuesday 29 January to assist a fishing vessel with mechanical failure near Moylegrove.
The all-weather lifeboat Blue Peter VII, with a full volunteer crew, arrived on scene at 12.16 pm where they found the 30 foot vessel hanging on to string of lobster pots. The crew established a tow and the vessel was towed back to a mooring at Lower Fishguard.
When this had been accomplished the lifeboat returned to station at 14.27 pm.
The weather conditions were cloudy with good visibility and force four north-easterly winds.
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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.