Busy start to bank holiday weekend for Penarth RNLI Volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat was launched soon after 11:30am on Saturday 4th May.

RNLI/Andy Berry

RNLI Penarth escort vessel 4th May 2019

The lifeboat was launched at the request of Milford Haven Coastguards to assist a 12m yacht which had suffered steerage problems. The vessel was just off the main slipway at Penarth RNLI station.

The vessel was towed to the safety of Cardiff Bay by the larger Atlantic class lifeboat. The four people on board the yacht were all safe and well and grateful for the RNLI's assistance.

For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth 07951051128

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