Two RNLI Lifeboats Assist In The Recovery Of A 15 Metre Rib

Lifeboats News Release

Both Port Talbot inshore lifeboat and Mumbles inshore lifeboat work together to recover a 15 metre rib.

The lifeboat being transported down to the water

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Off On A Shout

The rib in question, with two males on board, had gone from Port Talbot over to the Mumbles to do a spot of fishing. When it was time for them to return they could not restart their engine. Mumbles inshore lifeboat was tasked to take the vessel in tow and proceed across the bay to meet up with the Port Talbot lifeboat off Aberavon beach. Once the tow was transferred the Port Talbot lifeboat towed the rib up to the launching slip in the River Afan for recovery and the Mumbles lifeboat returned to station.

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