CEREDIGION LIFEBOAT CAMPAIGN
In June 2017, the RNLI announced its decision to strip New Quay in West wales of its All-weather Lifeboat in 2020, leaving a dangerous 63-mile gap in sea safety provision.
The green arcs on the map above show maximum distances of 12.5 nautical miles that the latest generation of All-weather Lifeboats can travel at 25 knots in calm conditions.
In moderate seas, the nearest All-weather Lifeboats based at Barmouth and Fishguard would take up to 90 minutes to respond to an emergency off New Quay, Aberaeron or Llangrannog. THE DROWNING GAP.
The RNLI mission statement is clear:
“We aim to ensure our crews can reach at least 90% of all casualties within 10 nautical miles of the coast within 30 minutes of a lifeboat launch – in any weather.”
The decision renders that impossible in the sea area off New Quay.
NO LIFEBOAT IN A STORM!