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Porthcawl RNLI and Barry Dock RNLI launch to a yacht with ripped sails

Porthcawl RNLI launch to a yacht which had made a Pan Pan call approximately 1 mile South of Nash Point. The yacht had ripped sails and was unable to start its engine. Porthcawl lifeboat established a tow which was later passed to Barry Dock lifeboat. The

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