Porthcawl RNLI launch to a yacht with engine difficulties East of Tusker Buoy

Lifeboats News Release

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to a sailing yacht under the command of Porthcawl's newest helm, Sam Williams.

The yacht had suffered engine difficulties one mile East of Tusker Buoy and was struggling to battle against the tidal conditions.

The lifeboat made best speed to the yacht's location, taking it under tow and in to Porthcawl Marina to allow the skipper to undertake repairs.

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