Penarth RNLI respond to yacht in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards, Penarth’s Atlantic lifeboat was launched Monday 12 August, shortly after 3:15pm.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Tow lines, Penarth tow 12 Aug 2019
We were tasked to assist a broken down yacht on Cardiff's foreshore approximately 1 mile away from Cardiff Bay Barrage. The larger Atlantic lifeboat was quickly on scene to assess the yacht and it's crew. With all on board safe and well, a tow was established and the vessel was towed back to the safety of Cardiff Bay.

Once safely moored the lifeboat was able to return to station shortly after 5pm and was refuelled and made ready for service. Crew members returned to their homes, and workplaces to either catch up on work or get back to family life.

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For further information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer at Penarth Lifeboat Station on 07951 051128

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