New Year's Eve shout for busy Penarth RNLI crews
It was a case of deja vu for Penarth's busy lifeboat volunteers. Called on Christmas Eve, the volunteers were also called out on New Year's Eve.
The volunteer crew members of Penarth RNLI station had to delay the start of NYE celebrations after being paged today, 31st Dec 2018, shortly before 2:30pm.
Andy Berry, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said:
'We were tasked to a fishing boat with engine problem. We located them using our directional finding equipment approx 1/2 mile east of the Cardiff Docks entrance.
'The three people on board were safe and, two males and young girl. Lifeboat crew members did a quick check to ensure they were OK. We established an alongside tow and proceeded directly to the water taxi berth where we were met by Penarth coastguards.'
For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth 07951 051128
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.