Penarth RNLI assist vessel in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew members from Penarth RNLI station were paged shortly after 5.25pm on Monday 20th May 2019.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth Crew member Anthony and the offending anchor and chain

The skipper of a fishing vessel called for assistance as his own anchor and chain had become caught in a much larger discarded anchor and chain.The skipper was the only person on board and there were concerns for his safety as he tried to retrieve both anchors and a large amount of chain.

Fortunately the vessel was located a very short distance from the lifeboat station slipway, and the crew were in attendance some 30 seconds after launch. The crew members offered assistance, soon freeing the casualty vessel which was able to continue on its passage. The discarded anchor and chain, which looked to have been in the water for some time, was brought back to shore to prevent it posing a risk to other vessels.


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For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth lifeboat station, 07951051128

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth Atlantic class assisting fishing vessel

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