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Cardigan RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew called out during training session

Lifeboats News Release

While preparing to begin a training exercise on Sunday morning (6 May) Cardigan Lifeboat Station received a call from HM Coastguard advising of two vessels in trouble on the River Teifi

Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead
The two vessels were having problems in the main channel opposite Glanteifi in St Dogmaels as a result of bad visibility due to a heavy sea mist over the River Teifi.

The inshore lifeboat was tasked to assist both vessels, which had become stranded on a sandbank. The volunteer crew helped both vessels off the sandbank and they then made their own way out to sea escorted by the inshore lifeboat.

The call was received at 10:30am and the inshore lifeboat resumed its normal Sunday morning exercise at 10:55hrs.

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