Penarth RNLI assist stricken vessel

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew members of Penarth RNLI were paged shortly after 2:20pm on Saturday 25th May 2019

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth lifeboat setting up tow, 25 05 2019
The larger Atlantic lifeboat was launched to assist a 30 foot motor vessel with engine difficulties. The vessel was approximately five miles south east of Flatholm, and was located using directional finding equipment. Both people on board the casualty vessel were safe, although one was suffering from seasickness.

The vessel was towed back to the safety of Cardiff Bay barrage, with crews returning back to the lifeboat station for approximately 5pm.

For further information please contact Andy Berry LPO Penarth 07951 051128

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