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