Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Tasked To Assist A Vessel Off Aberavon Beach
Whilst on exercise on Sunday 25th March the lifeboat was diverted to a vessel that had broken down off Morfa beach..
The vessel, a 23 foot fishing boat had lost its propeller and had dropped anchor off Morfa beach. The lifeboat was soon on scene and found three men on board the vessel from a local boating club. A tow was soon established and the vessel was towed back to the River Afan and placed on its moorings. The lifeboat then returned to carry on its exercise.
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, in a normal year, 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.