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Port Talbot and The Mumbles lifeboats tow in yacht

Lifeboats News Release

The Port Talbot lifeboat was tasked at 10.12am on Tuesday (26 July) to take over a tow from The Mumbles RNLI's all-weather lifeboat

A 30ft yacht had suffered engine failure out in Swansea Bay on Monday evening (25 July) and was unable to return to the Monkstone marina in the River Neath.
 
Due to low water the Mumbles all-weather lifeboat was launched and towed the yacht to a safe anchorage for the night. 
 
The Port Talbot RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on Tuesday morning to meet up with the Mumbles boat which had returned to the yacht and was towing the yacht towards the River Neath.
 
Just off the Neath buoy the tow was transferred to the Port Talbot lifeboat which then proceeded up to and into the marina where the yacht was tied up on its moorings.
 
Both lifeboats then returned to station.
 
Media Contacts:
 
For further information, please contact Mel Cooper, Port Talbot Lifeboat Press Officer on 07814 985057.

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