Mumbles lifeboat call to drifting boat

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Early call to Swansea Bay for volunteer crew

Mumbles lifeboat takes Boat in tow

RNLI/Ben Billingham

Vessel adrift at the River Tawe
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles All Weather lifeboat we’re called to the aid of vessel which had broken free from its mooring.
At 6.30 this morning UK Coastguard at Milford Haven received a call to alert them to a vessel drifting down the river Tawe.
The Mumbles lifeboat launched and took the vessel in tow. They then made it fast on a mooring at the ferry berth at Swansea.
Tim Conway Lifeboat Operations manager said ‘Thankfully somebody spotted the boat drifting and reported it. If it had drifted any further out to sea it could have become very hazardous to shipping’.
The lifeboat returned to its station at the Mumbles and was ready for service by 8.30

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