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Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat tasked to assist a broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Whilst training in Swansea Bay on Sunday (18 June) Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat was called at 11.30am to assist a small vessel.

The lifeboat launches on a training session.

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Getting Afloat

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 chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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