Christmas shopping on hold for Penarth RNLI
Christmas shopping took a back seat for some of Penarth’s lifeboat crew took yesterday afternoon (Sunday 15 December) as the volunteers were requested to check on a fishing vessel near Lavernock Point.
Penarth lifeboat crew were paged at 2:40pm to check on a 16 foot fishing vessel which was seen near Lavernock Point. Working with rescue helicopter 187 the vessel was located and checks were made on the crew on board. Both vessel and crew were ok but the boat opted for an escort back to the safety of Cardiff Bay Barrage where they were met by colleagues from Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team.
Congratulations to Dave Deane, pictured far right in the photograph. Dave is a trainee crew member at Penarth lifeboat station and this was his first shout, having received his pager just a few weeks ago! Well done Dave. As with all services there was a debrief afterwards to look for any learning points or wider points to discuss with all the crew.
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Andy Berry, Penarth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07951 051128. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.
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.