Two boats were towed to safety this weekend as New Quay’s lifeboat volunteers were called to multiple call-outs over three days.

According to crew members, New Quay’s inshore lifeboat was launched three times over the weekend and the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was launched twice.

One of the call-outs took place on Friday, July 15, when the ALB was called to help a yacht 16 miles west of New Quay at around noon. According to lifeboat crew the skipper had become disorientated following instrumental failure and needed assistance to reach safety.

The vessel was towed to Fishguard and the lifeboat returned to New Quay at 5.30pm.

Tivyside Advertiser: A yacht in trouble off New QuayA yacht in trouble off New Quay

Meanwhile, on Saturday morning, July 16, a fishing vessel with six people on board called for help following an engine failure at 8am.

The boat was located 27 miles north west of New Quay and the vessel was towed to Aberaeron.

Tivyside Advertiser: A fishing boat in need of a tow by New Quay RNLIA fishing boat in need of a tow by New Quay RNLI

  • New Quay RNLI are looking for new volunteers to join their engagement team, including shop volunteers and a shop manager in its brand new store. Do you have any time you can give to help save lives at sea?

Meet RNLI staff and find out more at the open day on Thursday, July 28, between 11am-3pm at the new RNLI shop in the centre of New Quay.

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