Two tows in two days for Fishguard RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched on Wednesday 04 March to go to the same fishing vessel which it had towed back to Fishguard the previous day.

The fishing vessel 'Emelia Rose' with a crew of five aboard encountered exactly the same problem it had the day before - a rope wrapped around its propeller. The fishing vessel 'Felsi' came to her assistance on this occasion and undertook a tow and the Fishguard lifeboat, which launched at 1600hrs, took over the tow 25 miles N.E. of Fishguard and began the slow journey back to Fishguard harbour, arriving at 2000hrs and putting the stricken fishing vessel once again alongside the quaywall before docking at 2030hrs.

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