Third call in 36 hours for Penarth RNLI crews

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's Atlantic lifeboat was launched just after 2:30pm yesterday to rescue a yacht with power failure.

It has been a busy weekend for the crews at Penarth RNLI station, with three service calls and one planned exercise keeping the volunteer crew members busy.  The latest call was to a disabled yacht off Lavernock Point.  Our larger Atlantic lifeboat attended, with four crew members who established a long tow and brought the vessel back to the safety of Cardiff Bay.  All on board the yacht were safe and well.   This was a relatively quick call for the crew, many of whom had launched previously that morning on a planned exercise.  In total ten crew members responded, with our lifeboat back on service within two hours - the season is changing that's for sure, thermals very much the order of the day!!

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