Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat assists broken down cruiser
Whilst on a training exercise in the River Neath Port Talbot lifeboat encountered a broken down 26 foot cruiser with two males on board.
Just purely by chance the lifeboat came across them whilst the owners were moving her from the marina to the slipway so that it to be lifted out of the water. The lifeboat took the cruiser in tow and and deposited it safely on the slipway. Once this was done the lifeboat continued with its exercise.
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.