Pleasure boat towed by Fishguard RNLI
Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat and volunteer crew launched on Friday 20 September to go to a pleasure boat with engine problems near Abercastle.
The 18 foot pleasure craft with two passengers aboard contacted HM Coastguard to seek assistance. The lifeboat launched at 1230pm and once on scene took the craft under tow back to Fishguard harbour arriving at 3pm. The tow was then shortened and the pleasure boat was delivered to Goodwick public slipway with the lifeboat returning to station at 3.15pm.
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.