Suspect floating object alerts Fishguard RNLI
An object floating in the sea off the northern breakwater of Fishguard harbour resulted in Fishguard RNLI launching their inshore lifeboat on Monday 16 March.
The lifeboat, with three volunteer crew, launched shortly after midday after a member of the public reported sighting an unusual object located between the green light at the end of the northern breakwater and Fishguard Bay caravan park. The inshore lifeboat was quickly on scene and able to determine that the object was in fact an unmanned survey vessel. The lifeboat thereupon returned to station shortly before 1.00pm.
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.