Mumbles volunteer crew called to the aid of sinking fishing boat

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Vessel taking on water was running for home

Sinking fishing boat making its way to Swansea river

RNLI/Andy Miles

Fishing boat under escort

The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to the aid of a sinking fishing boat tonight.

Just after 9pm Milford Haven Coastguard took a call from a 40ft fishing boat which was rapidly taking on water in Swansea bay and proceeding quickly to shore.

Within 15 minutes the crew were on the scene and along with another fishing vessel escorted the boat back to Swansea Marina.

The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service by 10.30pm.

Coxswain of the Mumbles lifeboat Martin Double said ‘ The skipper of the fishing boat had all bilge pumps running and was holding his own against the ingress of water. He called for our assistance just incase the engine or pumps failed’.

RNLI/Andy Miles

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