Fishguard RNLI launch to yacht in difficulties
A yacht located 13 miles north of Strumble Head contacted UK Coastguard after taking on water and the all-weather lifeboat launched at 1100hrs on Tuesday 18 June to render assistance.
The lifeboat arrived at the yacht's location at 1145hrs and the lifeboat engineer went aboard to assess the problem which resulted with the yacht turning back to Fishguard with the lifeboat as escort.
Arriving at Fishguard harbour at 1350hrs, the yacht moored outside Lower Town harbour to await the low tide and to address the problem. The lifeboat returned to station at 1430hrs after ensuring the yacht was safely moored.
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.