Cardigan RNLI lifeboat called out to assist boat with engine problems
Cardigan RNLI lifeboat was called out yesterday (9 July) to help a 16ft fishing boat which was experiencing engine problems
The alarm was raised by HM Coastguard at 3.51pm and the volunteer RNLI crew were at the scene at 4:05pm.
The fishing boat had lost power and was drifting between Cardigan Island and the mainland. Another boat, which was already in the area, stayed with the stricken vessel until the lifeboat arrived.
By the time the lifeboat reached the fishing boat, it's crew had managed to restart their engines and the vessel was escorted back into the mooring at Patch by the RNLI lifeboat.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.