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New Quay RNLI rescues abandoned vessel

IN THE EARLY hours of Monday (10 June), New Quay RNLI’s D-class lifeboat launched on service at 6.40am tasked to investigate a small rigid inflatable boat (RIB) swamped in the surf at Traeth Gwyn beach, New Quay.

With three crew members on board, the lifeboat located the vessel and Simon Rigby, New Quay RNLI’s helm said, “Working with our colleagues, New Quay Coastguard and the Coastguard Rescue Coordination Centre in Milford Haven, we were able to identify the owner and establish that there had been nobody on board when it was lost at sea overnight.

“We then emptied the boat of water and set an anchor so that it could be recovered by the owners at high water, before returning to station at 08:00.”