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Penarth RNLI launch to assist yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew members at RNLI lifeboat station launched today, Saturday 20 May to assist a yacht.

Penarth's Atlantic class lifeboat establishing tow

RNLI/Kath Fisher

Penarth's Atlantic class lifeboat establishing tow
The yacht, suffering engine problems, was able to continue sailing in the direction of Penarth from Barry. Once around Lavernock point, the vessel which had three people on board, was escorted by the Atlantic Class lifeboat through to Cardiff Bay barrage where it was met by HM Coastguard officers from Penarth.

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.
Vessel under tow by Penarth RNLI

RNLI/Andy Berry

Vessel under tow by Penarth RNLI
Penarth lifeboat being recovered

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth lifeboat being recovered

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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