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Fishing boat tow whilst on exercise

During the Sunday morning training exercise both lifeboats were out, when the Arancia crew noticed that a fishing boat was being towed towards the harbour. The crew contacted the fishing vessel and asked if they would like assistance on entering the harbour which was accepted.

The crew contacted the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat which soon arrived on scene and set up an alongside tow. The fishing boat which had unfortunately suffered mechanical failure, was taken to its moorings in the harbour.

Both lifeboats then returned to their training exercises.

Photos below were taken by local photographer Phil Griffiths, who also used to be crew on the Aberystwyth lifeboat. Many thanks to Phil for providing us with these photos for the site.

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