Two inshore lifeboat launches for Barry Dock RNLI volunteers.

Lifeboats News Release

The Barry Dock inshore lifeboat was tasked on two separate occasions on Wednesday, 16 September 2020.

RNLI/Nigel Parry

The first request from Milford Haven coastguard was to assist the local coastguard team and South Wales police with an incident on Whitmore bay beach on Barry Island. The situation was resolved on shore and the RNLI lifeboat was stood down.
The second shout was to a small boat in difficulty in the Old Harbour. The boat was located and taken in tow to Barry harbour. The people off the casualty vessel were safely taken ashore and the Lifeboat prepared for its next service.

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