Penarth RNLI volunteers race to stricken fishing boat

Lifeboats News Release

There was to be no Saturday morning lie in for Penarth's lifeboat crew volunteers.

RNLI/Ben Evans

Towed to safety 11 Jan 2020 by Penarth Atlantic
At the request of Milford Haven coastguards Penarth RNLI's Atlantic 85 class lifeboat was launched shortly after 9am this morning, Saturday 11 January 2020. The volunteer crew were tasked to assist a broken down fishing boat approximately two nautical miles east of Cardiff.

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.

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

RNLI/Owain Davies

Penarth atlantic launched on a grey saturday 11 01 2020

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