Penarth RNLI lifeboat rescues fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's Atlantic lifeboat launched shortly after 7pm, Tuesday 22nd August 2017

RNLI/Andy Berry

Just as the lifeboat crew were getting ready for their Tuesday night exercises and training the volunteers were tasked by Milford Haven coastguard to assist a fishing vessel (a 16 foot fletcher fishing boat) which had suffered power failure near Sully Island. All three people on board were safe and well.

Penarth RNLI's larger lifeboat, the Atlantic 85, launched with four volunteer crew to establish a tow and assist the vessel back to its slipway, where it was met by Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team.

Photos and more details to follow.

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