Fishguard RNLI called out to two incidents involving yachts
Fishguard RNLI's lifeboats attended two incidents involving one yacht which ended up on the rocks near Saddle Point and the other yacht very nearly was on the rocks at Carreg Tomas.
Shortly before 0100am on Wednesday 12 September the inshore lifeboat was again requested to launch by UK Coastguard after the Norwegian 34 foot yacht 'Cleta' with three crew aboard made a 'Mayday' call after the yacht was dragging its two anchors having arrived in Fishguard harbour earlier. The yacht was gradually moving towards the rocks at Carreg Tomas, to the east of Fishguard fort, and its keel was hitting the seabed. The inshore lifeboat launched with three volunteer crew after the alert had been downgraded and the yacht was moving under its own engine away from the danger. The inshore lifeboat escorted the yacht to a sheltered mooring close to the northern breakwater and then returned to station having established all aboard were safe and well.
Media Contact - Peter Kedward Fishguard RNLI Press Officer on 01348 872359 or 07813180062
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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.