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.

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