Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat tasked twice in one day

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was tasked at 12.21pm on Tuesday (20 June) and again at 8.05pm.

Off again on another call out

RNLI/Mel Cooper

The lifeboat heads for the water
The first call-out was to take over a tow from The Mumbles RNLI's all-weather lifeboat, which was towing a 16 foot boat which had broken down whilst fishing in Oxwich Bay. The towed vessel which was from the River Afan was handed over to the Port Talbot lifeboat just off the river. The lifeboat then proceeded upto the launching slipway so that the vessel could be recovered. The lifeboat returned to station.
This again highlights the need for boat owners to check their vessels and make sure everything is in working order before proceeding to sea.
The lifeboat was again tasked at 8.05pm to assist two canoeists who were having difficulty in returning to the beach at Aberavon. The lifeboat was soon on scene and escorted the canoeists back to the beach where the canoes were recovered. The lifeboat then returned to station.

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