New Year's Eve shout for busy Penarth RNLI crews

Lifeboats News Release

It was a case of deja vu for Penarth's busy lifeboat volunteers. Called on Christmas Eve, the volunteers were also called out on New Year's Eve.

RNLI/Andy Berry

The volunteer crew members of Penarth RNLI station had to delay the start of NYE celebrations after being paged today, 31st Dec 2018, shortly before 2:30pm.

Andy Berry, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said:

'We were tasked to a fishing boat with engine problem. We located them using our directional finding equipment approx 1/2 mile east of the Cardiff Docks entrance.

'The three people on board were safe and, two males and young girl. Lifeboat crew members did a quick check to ensure they were OK. We established an alongside tow and proceeded directly to the water taxi berth where we were met by Penarth coastguards.'

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For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth 07951 051128

RNLI/Andy Berry

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