Busy week draws to a close for Penarth RNLI volunteers
Moments before we prepared for a training exercise Penarth's D class lifeboat was called to assist a motor vessel.
Our smaller D class lifeboat was able to quickly set up a tow and the vessel was towed the short distance to the lifeboat slip way to be recovered on to its trailer. Both people on board were safe and well and non the worse for the experience.
Its been a busy week for the volunteers, seeing us tasked to a number of tows, engine problems and missing people this week - thanks to everyone's support we are glad to be able to respond 365 days a year to such incidents.
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 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.