Penarth Lifeboat assists yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crews were alerted shortly after 3pm on Monday 17 June 2019.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth tow 170619
A yacht visiting the area from Portishead had suffered engine/fuel problems having anchored a short distance from Penarth's lifeboat station slipway. Everyone on board was safe and well, and allowing the very low tide the launch was delayed until there was sufficient water to gain entry via the Cardiff Bay barrage gates. The lifeboat crew established a tow, and brought the vessel to safety with the lifeboat returning to station at 4.45pm.

Notes for the editors:

The RNLI provides a 24/7 search and rescue service. The RNLI relies on volunteers to help save lives. Since 1824, the RNLI have saved over 142,700 lives.

For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth RNLI on 07951 051128.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth tow17 06 19

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.