Second Sunday afternoon shout for Penarth RNLI crews

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth volunteer lifeboat crews had just a few hours between shouts this afternoon, Sunday 25 June 2017

RNLI/Andy Berry

Atlantic class from Penarth launched to Sully
Penarth RNLI volunteers were paged for the second time today, at 5.38pm, to carry out checks on Sully Island to ensure that there was no one on the island following concerns raised via Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre.

A quick check by crews followed by a wash down, refuel and the lifeboat was ready for service just over an hour after the initial page.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Atlantic Class from Penarth returning to station

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