Penarth RNLI lifeboat tows vessel to safety
The alarm was raised shortly after 8.25pm this evening, Friday 14th September 2018.
On launch the vessel was visible due east of the lifeboat station, we were on scene within a matter of minutes and able to establish a tow on the vessel.
We towed the vessel through the lock gates and into the safety of Cardiff Bay Barrage to be met by HM coastguard officers from Penarth. Volunteer crews returned to station, the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service, with many of the volunteers finally leaving the station at 10.40pm'.
For further information please contact Andy Berry, lifeboat press officer, Penarth RNLI station, 07951 051128
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.