Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Tasked To Broken Down Vessel
Lifeboats News Release
The lifeboat was tasked at 5.15pm on th1 18th September to a small fishing vessel off Port Talbot.
The lifeboat was soon on scene and found found a small cabin cruiser, with three adult males on board, had suffered engine failure due to fuel issues. The vessel was in the vicinity of Morfa beach, opposite the Tata steel works. Conditions were moderatly choppy with a strong breeze.
The lifeboat established a tow and the vessel was towed to the river Afan slipway, where it was met by the local coastguard and recovered.
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