Busy start to bank holiday weekend for Penarth RNLI Volunteers
Penarth RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat was launched soon after 11:30am on Saturday 4th May.
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
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.