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St Davids all-weather RNLI lifeboat tasked to fishing vessel in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 15 May at 10.40am, St Davids volunteer crew launched all-weather lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ to a fishing vessel with engines problems off of Aberieddy Beach.

RNLI/Ellen Evans

As the crew made their way to Abereiddy, the fishing crew were able to restart the boat and started to make way to their mooring at Porthgain. Norah Wortley arrived at Portgain as the casualty vessel entered the harbour, the crew made sure all was well before returning to station.

The lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service at 12.10pm.

An RNLI spokesperson for St Davids RNLI said:

'When at sea always have a means to call for help, wear an appropriate lifejacket, and always check weather and tide times.

'If you or you see someone who needs help on the coast call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.'

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