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Sunday night call for Penarth RNLI crews.

Lifeboats News Release

As many were settling down in front of the TV on Sunday evening, the volunteer crew members from Penarth lifeboat station were paged to launch.

Sunday 17th March, 9pm and at the request of Milford Haven coastguards Penarth lifeboat crew launched to reports of a 29 foot yacht which had broken down in the Cardiff area. Using the larger Atlantic lifeboat the volunteer crew were able to locate the vessel very quickly, and establish a tow into the safety of Cardiff Bay barrage and the marina. The two people on board the yacht were safe and well.

A relatively quick service call for crew members, who were able to return to their families, just in time to plan the working week ahead!

For further information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth lifeboat station on 07951 051128.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland