Fishguard RNLI tow stricken fishing boat
Fishguard's all-weather lifeboat launched on Thursday 13 April to attend the fishing boat 'Lily's Pride' which had a fouled propeller near the rocks at Aber Mawr beach.
The sole crew member radioed HM Coastguard for assistance and the Fishguard lifeboat launched at 2pm to head for Aber Mawr. Once at the scene a tow was attached to the fishing boat and the return journey to Fishguard began, arriving at the harbour at 3.55pm and by 4pm the fishing boat was back on its mooring near Lower Town.
The skipper Graham Devnald said ' I would very much like to thank the RNLI and Coastguard for their help, and also the Clark brothers from Porthgain who were fishing nearby and came to my assistance.'
On Easter Saturday the all-weather lifeboat launched again to render Cardigan RNLI assistance in the search for a 90 year old man whose dinghy was found drifting and empty in the waters off Cardigan. The lifeboat returned to Fishguard as night fell and resumed the search the following morning at first light until it was stood down at 1pm on Easter Sunday with nil result.
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.