Penarth lifeboat assists two grounded vessels
Penarth's D class lifeboat, crewed by volunteers launched shortly after 3.20pm 16 July 2018
Crew members assisted the people on board by making sure their anchors were well positioned in the mud, so that as the tide rises they will easily float off.
Penarth coastguard rescue officers also attended, and will return later to ensure the vessels float off safely.
Jason Dunlop Penarth RNLI Operations manager said: 'This was, by all accounts, a rather mucky job, as you can see from the pictures. However the crew kept smiling throughout. It took us quite a bit of time to clean the D class lifeboat though'.
For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth (07951051128)
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.