Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Tasked To 34 Foot Yacht
Whilst carrying out safety cover for a local clubs 'Aquathon' contest, the lifeboat was tasked at 6.45pm to assist a 34foot yacht which had steering problems.
The yacht was just off Jersey Marine and was heading for the River Neath.When the lifeboat arrived on scene, the two people on board had managed to sort out the steering and were progressing slowly towards the river. The lifeboat then escorted the vessel back to the Monkstone marina where it was safely tied up at its berth and the lifeboat then returned to station.
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.