Two tows and a rockfall in 2 hours for busy Penarth RNLI crews
We launched our Atlantic Lifeboat shortly after 4.30pm Friday 20 July.
Unfortunately the repairs could not be made, and the anchor holds started to slip, so the crew on board made the decision to call the lifeboat.
The larger of Penarth's lifeboats was able to establish a tow and bring the vessel to safety.
On returning from this shout we were diverted to assist
a 23ft vessel with similar problems, located just outside Cardiff Bay barrage. A tow was set up and the vessel brought into the barrage to be moored pending engine repairs. We were especially pleased to help the skipper - he had recently helped us raise funds at the Cardiff Sail Day, so we were able to pay him back with a tow!
Finally we carried out a quick inspection following a small rockfall at Lavernock Point to ensure no one had been hurt.
For further information please contact Andy Berry LPO Penarth 07951 051128
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 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.