Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat tasked to broken down eessel

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was alerted at 7.35pm on Tuesday 16 August to a broken down speedboat off Aberavon beach.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and found the 5.5 metre speedboat at anchor with two adults and one child on board. A fault with the electrics had rendered the vessel unable to start its engine.

Conditions were perfect and a tow was soon established. The vessel was then towed to the local boat club in the River Afan where the people on board were landed at the slipway and the boat recovered onto its trailer.

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