Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Called To Assist Broken Down Vessel
The lifeboat was tasked at 11.45 am Thursday 11th July after a vessel had reported engine problems off Aberavon beach.
The lifeboat launched and was soon on scene and a tow was established. The vessel was then towed to the river slipway for recovery. Once all was well the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
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.