Fishguard RNLI assist UK Coastguard to recover injured seaman
Both Fishguard RNLI lifeboats were involved in the transfer of an injured crewman from a fishing vessel moored alongside the quay in Fishguard Harbour.
UK Coastguard requested the launch of the two lifeboats shortly after 1am on Thursday (18 November) to assist the Fishguard Coastguard Rescue Team to facilitate the transfer of a crewman who had sustained a head injury aboard the fishing vessel Chris Tacha, which was tied up on the quay in close proximity to the Fishguard RNLI Boathouse.
The crewman was moved to the all-weather lifeboat and then to the inshore lifeboat thereby enabling him to be moved up the RNLI's slipway to the awaiting ambulance and avoid having to climb a steep vertical ladder.
For more information please contact Peter Kedward, Fishguard RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07813 180062 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.