Penarth RNLI volunteers race to stricken fishing boat
There was to be no Saturday morning lie in for Penarth's lifeboat crew volunteers.
The boat was quickly located and it was confirmed that both people on board were safe and well.
An alongside tow was established and the vessel taken to safety in Cardiff Bay. This was a relatively quick shout for the Penarth volunteers, with the lifeboat returning to station shortly after 10am. The lifeboat was washed, refueled and made ready for service, and crew members returned to start their weekends.
RNLI media contact
For further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 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 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.