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Penarth RNLI rescue motor vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew members were paged shortly after 6pm this evening, 25 June 2018.

RNLI/Andy Berry

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At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards we attended to a 20ft fishing vessel which had suffered engine problems. The vessel was a short distance away from the station, and our Atlantic lifeboat was quickly on scene to provide assistance.

The vessel was placed under tow and taken to the safety of Cardiff Bay. All 5 people on board were safe and well.

This was a very quick call, we were refuelled, boat washed, crew refreshed and slipways closed by 8pm.

For further information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer, Penarth RRNLI station, 07951 051128

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth Lifeboat approaching broken down vessel

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