Yacht and crew rescued by Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew of Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat station have been called out to help the crew of a yacht that was taking on water on the coast close to St Donats.

The call came just after 8.45pm on Tuesday evening (12 July) and lifeboat crew members lost no time in making their way to the stricken yacht. 

When they reached the casualty, a lifeboat crew man was put on board the yacht to help the crew assess the situation.  It was quickly realised that an issue with the engine was causing the problem.
The RNLI crew escorted the yacht under sail to Barry Harbour where they helped the boat owner to pump the remaining water out of the bottom of the boat. 
The lifeboat was prepared for the next service and crew headed home at 11.20pm.  

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For more information please contact Abi Phillips, Lifeboat Press Officer at Barry Dock RNLI, on 07973 293587 or by email on 2abigailphillips@gmail.com or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 01745 585162 or 07748 265496 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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