Mumbles Lifeboats respond to May Day call.
18 Ton motor boat in danger of going aground in heavy weather
Mumbles lifeboat responds to May Day Call
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to the aid of a 12m motor cruiser with engine failure. At 17.40 HM Coastguard at Milford Haven received a May Day call from the vessel. The boat with 3 people on board had got into trouble around Langland bay. Within 15 minutes the all weather lifeboat Roy Barker IV had launched and was on the scene within 10 minutes. The boat was taken under tow back to Swansea Marina. Due to heavy seas and very strong winds the Mumbles inshore lifeboat The Mark Lott was launched to assist with taking the boat to Swansea Marina. The Mumbles Lifeboats returned to station and ready for service by 8.00 pm
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, in a normal year, 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.