Mumbles and Porthcawl lifeboats called to yacht at Sker Point
Vessel escorted to safety
Just after mid day the volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to the aid of a 9 metre yacht which had run aground at Sker Point Porthcawl.
The yacht with 2 people on board was immediately assisted by Porthcawl Lifeboat. When the Mumbles All Weather lifeboat arrived at Porthcawl they placed a crew member onboard the yacht to assist while Porthcawl lifeboat returned to station.
The Mumbles All Weather lifeboat escorted the casualty vessel back to Swansea Marina.
Tim Conway, Lifeboat Operations manager at The Mumbles said ‘Sker point is a particularly dangerous area and thankfully Porthcawl Lifeboat managed to get to the casualty very quickly before there could be any significant risk of damage to the casualty vessel or harm to the crew’.
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.