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