Penarth lifeboat assists two grounded vessels

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's D class lifeboat, crewed by volunteers launched shortly after 3.20pm 16 July 2018

RNLI/Andy Berry

At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards we assisted two vessels which had become grounded, in the mud, at a very low tide. The boats were located to the east and west of the Wrack channel.

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)

RNLI/Andy Berry

RNLI/Andy Berry

RNLI/Callum Robinson

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