Saturday evening shout for Penarth RNLI Volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The crew of Penarth RNLI station were paged at 6.40pm on Saturday 7 September.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Towed to safety, 7th Sept 2019 Penarth RNLI

At the request of HM Coastguards Penarth RNLI volunteers launched the Atlantic 85 lifeboat at approximately 10 minutes after the crew were paged. The crew were tasked to assist a motor vessel which had lost power near Lavernock Point and needed a tow to Cardiff Bay Barrage. The inshore lifeboat soon identified the vessel and made contact. The three people on board (and their dog) were safe and well.

The lifeboat returned to the station at 8pm, and was refuelled and made ready for the next service, with volunteers leaving the station at 9pm.

This beautiful picture taken by Helm Owain Davies and shows the vessel just about to be towed into Cardiff Bay.

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

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