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Chilly call out for Penarth RNLI lifeboat volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Penarth RNLI's lifeboats were paged just before 9pm last night, 25 November 2017.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Chilly night for Penarth crews.

At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards we launched to assist a 35 foot motor vessel which had lost all power. Launching in near freezing conditions the Atlantic lifeboat with 4 crew members entered Cardiff Bay and soon located the vessel, and ensured that the crew on board the powerless vessel were safe and well. The lifeboat and crew returned to the station approximately one hour later, to be met by steaming cups of hot chocolate and hot soup.

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

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth lifeboat crews searching within Cardiff Bay

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