Penarth RNLI launch to assist yacht
Volunteer crew members at RNLI lifeboat station launched today, Saturday 20 May to assist a yacht.
The yacht skipper did exactly the right thing by calling the coastguard early, unsure if his vessel would be able to continue sailing against the tide, and the Penarth lifeboat crew were more than happy to ensure a continued safe passage to Cardiff bay.
For more information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth RNLI, on 07951 051128, or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer Wales, on 07748 265496 / Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.