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Cardigan RNLI volunteer crew called out to report of fishing vessel in trouble

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew were called out on Monday (1 August) to help a 12ft open fishing vessel in trouble near Gwbert.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 8.06pm following a request from Milford Haven Coastguard and launched the D-class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead, which was on scene at 8.21pm.  

The fishing vessel, with one person on board, had experienced engine problems and was taken under tow to the moorings in St Dogmaels. Once secured the lifeboat then returned to the RNLI station.

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For further information, please contact Tracy Newman, Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07805 246975.

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