Mumbles lifeboat launched to assist with fishing boat
Tow taken over from Porthcawl lifeboat
The voluntary crew of the Mumbles lifeboat was launched this evening to tow a 20ft fishing boat with engine failure back to Swansea Marina.
The Mumbles All Weather lifeboat launched to take over the tow from Porthcawl lifeboat after the fishing boat had suffered a problem. The boat was taken to Swansea and then the lifeboat returned to station by 6pm.
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.