Volunteer crew praised for a good job in 'absymal conditions'

Both

the all-weather and inshore RNLI lifeboats at New Quay were called out to assist a yacht that was in trouble trying to moor in the harbour.

The

30ft yacht, the Davico, was being sailed single handed northwards

and seeking to find a berth on Wednesday evening in a force five wind and

choppy seas.

The inshore was initially called out at 5.30pm and,

although a mooring was found, this was deemed to be unsatisfactory and

the decision was made to call out the all-weather lifeboat at 6pm to tow

the yacht to the safety of Aberystwyth marina for the night.

This was

achieved successfully despite challenging conditions and the Aberystwyth

lifeboat linked up for the final manoeuvre into the marina.

The all-weather lifeboat was under the control of Daniel Potter,

coxswain, and crewed by Ben Billingham, Charlie

Turner, Dylan Price, Simon Rigby and Bernard Davies.

The inshore

lifeboat had Peter Yates at the helm with Manon Jones and Ellis Jones.

Lifeboat operations manager Roger Couch said: ‘Once again I must praise the crews for a job well done under

abysmal conditions.

‘They showed their willingness and dedication with

the all-weather lifeboat not returning to New Quay until 10.15pm when

the shore crew had to be on hand to retrieve the lifeboat into the

station.’

(Picture: Two of the inshore lifeboat crew assisting aboard the

Davico in New Quay harbour. Credit: RNLI/New Quay)