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Barry Dock and Porthcawl Lifeboats respond to yacht calling May Day.

Lifeboats News Release

Whilst out on exercise Barry Dock's All Weather Lifeboat was diverted to a yacht which had issued a Mayday call after taking on water South of Nash Point

Also tasked was Porthcawl lifeboat, which arrived on scene first. The two lifeboats worked together to put crew members and a salvage pump on board the casualty vessel. The crew members quickly assed the situation and with the help of salvage pump the water ingress was maintained to a manageable level.

A tow was established by the Barry Dock lifeboat and the yacht was towed to the safety of Barry.

Martin Bowmer Coxswain of Barry Dock Lifeboat said: 'This was a great team effort between the Barry Dock and Porthcawl volunteer crews, which resulted in the casualty yacht being brought back safely to port. I'd like to congratulate two recently enrolled crew members who had come out on exercise with us and subsequently completed their first lifeboat 'shout'.

RNLI/Callum Robinson

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