Penarth RNLI Lifeboats rescue stricken vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Shortly after 11:30 am (Wednesday 21 March 2018), Milford Haven Coastguards requested Penarth RNLI launch both lifeboats to assist a 26 foot motor vessel which had a fouled propeller.


The larger Atlantic class lifeboat quickly reached the vessel and established that all on-board were safe and well. The casualty vessel's propeller had been fouled by the metal anchor chain, which made the initial rescue difficult.

An alongside tow was set up, and the boat was towed back to the safety of Cardiff Bay barrage. Although both lifeboats were launched, the D class lifeboat was stood down as it hit the water.

Once within Cardiff Bay, the casualty vessel was met by officers from Penarth Coastguard Rescue team who provided safety advice.

Both lifeboats were prepared for service and were back on station by 1:30pm.

For further information contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth on 07951051128

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