Mumbles lifeboats respond to yacht in difficulty
Crew respond to yacht in trouble off Rhossili head
HM Coastguard received a call from a concerned commercial skipper of a day trip boat after discovering a 32 ft yacht in difficulty off Worms Head.
The yacht with one person on board was found to be in extraordinary circumstances and the exhausted skipper requiring help. Just after 3 pm Mumbles all weather lifeboat was called to aid the skipper in towing the yacht back to Swansea Marina.
By 8pm the inshore lifeboat has been called to assist in manoeuvring the yacht into Swansea Marina.
Tim Conway - Lifeboat operations manager at the Mumbles said ‘ The yachts skipper had been at sea for 4 days and was running low on food, water and fuel. We’re immensely grateful to the forward thinking of the commercial skipper for taking the time to investigate.’
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.