Two Lifeboats Launched To Assist Broken Down Vessel
The lifeboats were launched at 2.35am on Wednesday 22 January to assist a 25 foot broken down vessel with three people on board.
Mumbles RNLI all-weather lifeboat took the vessel in tow and proceeded to head for Port Talbot. They were met just off the River Afan by the Port Talbot inshore lifeboat and the tow was transferred so that the inshore lifeboat could tow the vessel up the river to the local boat club slipway for recovery. Once this was done both lifeboats returned to station.
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.