Port Talbot RNLI come to aid of two people after 26ft boat gets into difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Port Talbot RNLI's inshore lifeboat was requested to launch by Milford Haven Coastguard at 5pm today (Friday 23 September).

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Port Talbot RNLI
A report was received that a 26ft motorboat with two people onboard required assistance. It was reported that the vessel had lost power and was drifting into rocks the seaward side of the deep water harbour at Aberavon. It was also reported that the two people had entered the water.

Weather conditions at the time were described as sunny with calm waters.

Port Talbot RNLI's D class lifeboat made the best speed to the location, where on arrival and assessing the situation, the lifeboat crew observed that no one had entered the water.

Helm Paul Skinner made a swift assessment of the situation and decided that the best course of action would be to tow the vessel to safety. A volunteer crew member boarded the vessel and worked with the two to establish a tow. The motorboat was then towed to the nearest safe port at River Afan and it was returned to its mooring.

Speaking following the call out, Clive Morris, Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: 'We would like to wish the two onboard well. Thanks to the quick thinking of our helm, we were able to help the pair in good time before they encountered more serous difficulties.'


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