Mumbles lifeboat responds to May Day call

Lifeboats News Release

Afternoon rescue of yacht in Swansea Bay

RNLI/Andy Miles

Yacht preparing for tow

The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to the aid of a yacht in distress in Swansea Bay on Sunday afternoon. The 12 meter racing yacht had suffered engine problems. The crew of five had found themselves unable to get into Swansea river safely and managed to drop anchor to stop themselves becoming a hazard to shipping.

2nd Coxswain of the Mumbles lifeboat Nigel Garner said, ‘This was an incredibly experienced crew who knew the danger they were in as they were struck without control in the entrance to a busy harbour’.

The vessel was towed into Swansea Marina.

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