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Aberystwyth Lifeboat assists stricken yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Aberystwyth lifeboat crew were launched at 6.30pm on Saturday 10 September to assist a yacht with three person on board.

Aberystwyth Lifeboat launching

RNLI/Lynn Rees

Aberystwyth Lifeboat Launching

The yacht experienced loss of its engine and was taking on water half a mile west of Aberystwyth harbour.

The volunteer crew members quickly identified the vessel. After an assessment by the Helm it was decided to take the yacht under tow and safely returned to its berth in Aberystwyth Marina.

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