Barry Dock and Porthcawl Lifeboats respond to yacht calling May Day.
Whilst out on exercise Barry Dock's All Weather Lifeboat was diverted to a yacht which had issued a Mayday call after taking on water South of Nash Point
Also tasked was Porthcawl lifeboat, which arrived on scene first. The two lifeboats worked together to put crew members and a salvage pump on board the casualty vessel. The crew members quickly assed the situation and with the help of salvage pump the water ingress was maintained to a manageable level.
A tow was established by the Barry Dock lifeboat and the yacht was towed to the safety of Barry.
Martin Bowmer Coxswain of Barry Dock Lifeboat said: 'This was a great team effort between the Barry Dock and Porthcawl volunteer crews, which resulted in the casualty yacht being brought back safely to port. I'd like to congratulate two recently enrolled crew members who had come out on exercise with us and subsequently completed their first lifeboat 'shout'.
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.