Fishguard RNLI launch to escort vessel back to harbour.
Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 10am on Wednesday 18 September with a full volunteer crew onboard. The volunteer crew were requested by HM Coastguard to escort a 40ft vessel into the harbour.
The lifeboat was quickly on scene, as the vessel was in close proximity to the northern breakwater, and escorted the vessel into the harbour and alongside the quay wall and the lifeboat then returned to station at 1030am.
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.