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
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.