Sunday night shout for Penarth RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Penarth RNLI were called on Sunday 1st September just after 6pm.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Yacht under tow by RNLI Penarth
Responding to a call from Milford Haven Coastguard, we were tasked to assist a yacht under sail a short distance away from the Lifeboat station. Although under sail, the yacht had power problems and was unable to safely lock into Cardiff Bay. With four volunteers on board the lifeboat quickly established that all on board were well, and then proceeded to tow the vessel into a lock at Cardiff Barrage.

This was a very quick shout for us with the lifeboat returning to station one hour after the original call was received.

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For further information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer at Penarth on 07951 051128

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