CARDIGAN Lifeboat was called out yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, July 9) after a boat hit engine trouble.

The 16ft fishing boat had lost power and was drifting between Cardigan Island and the mainland. The alarm was raised by the Coastguard at 3.51pm and another boat in the area stayed with the stricken vessel as the lifeboat launched.

By the time the lifeboat reached the fishing boat, it had managed to restart its engines and it was escorted back in to the mooring at Patch.