Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat tasked to assist a broken down vessel
Whilst training in Swansea Bay on Sunday (18 June) Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat was called at 11.30am to assist a small vessel.
The vessel had broken down because of fuel problems close to the deep water harbour breakwater.
The lifeboat was soon on scene and found the vessel at anchor with two males on board. A tow was established and the vessel was towed to the boat club pontoon in the River Afan.
Once the vessel was secured the lifeboat returned to sea and carried on with its training.
Notes to editors:
For more information please contact Mel Cooper, Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07814 985057 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.