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New Quay RNLI on exercise with Schooner Vilma

Lifeboats News Release

Both New Quay RNLI lifeboats out on exercise with the visiting Schooner Vilma after ILB shout

RNLI/Simon Rigby

New Quay RNLI Mersey class all-weather lifeboat with the visiting Schooner Vilma
Another busy day for New Quay RNLI as both the all-weather and inshore lifeboats were on exercise on Thursday night, 28 June, after the inshore lifeboat had earlier been called out on a shout.

The inshore lifeboat was paged by the Coastguard after reports from a member of the public that a boat was in need of assistance. The lifeboat located the boat and confirmed everyone as safe. It was a false alarm with good intent.

The day ended with the Mersey class Frank and Lena of Stourbridge and the D class Audrey LJ lifeboats out on exercise with the visiting Schooner Vilma which is in Aberaeron for the Cymru-Ohio celebrations to mark 200 years since local families sailed to America to start a new life in Ohio.

As the lifeboats returned to the station the Cardigan Bay dolphins joined in the celebrations by bow riding with the lifeboat all the way to the mooring.

For further information please contact Kate Williams

RNLI/Huw Williams

RNLI/Huw Williams

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