Yacht towed to safety by Penarth RNLI Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

It is turning into a busy week for Penarth's volunteer lifeboat crews.

RNLI/Andy Berry

We were paged shortly before 8pm this evening, 29th August 2018.

We were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguards to assist a 33ft yacht with engine failure.

The yacht was just off Penarth foreshore, in sight of the station, and an alongside tow was quickly established.

Both people on board were safe and well. The yacht was towed into Cardiff Barrage and made safe at the Barrage South water taxi berth.

Our lifeboat was able to return to station at 8.40pm and was refuelled and ready for service by 9.10pm.

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