Early morning call for Penarth RNLI crews

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth volunteer crews were paged last night to a fishing vessel in distress

We were paged at 00:20 to attend to a broken down 21ft fishing vessel which had lost engines near Cardiff Bay barrage. There were two people on board, who were safe and well. Our Atlantic class lifeboat attended and took the vessel under tow into the safety of the bay. A quick shout for us with 14 crew members at station despite the hour.

The Atlantic class lifeboat was back on service within the hour and we were able to return to our beds.

For further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07951 051128 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

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