The Mumbles volunteer crew aid yacht
Crew called to vessel with 3 on board
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist a 27ft yacht with 3 people on board. The vessel was suffering engine difficulties in the River Tawe, Swansea.
The Mumbles all weather lifeboat Roy Barker IV was launched just after 9.40 PM on Monday evening. The yacht was taken in tow and moored safely on the pontoon outside Tawe Lock. The Mumbles lifeboat returned to station at 10.30 pm
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.