ANOTHER “MARIE CELESTE” MYSTERY FOR PENARTH LIFEBOAT

Penarth Lifeboat tows the abandoned dinghy from the shore at Lavwernock Point

Penarth Lifeboat tows the abandoned dinghy from the shore at Lavernock Point

Penarth’s D Class lifeboat Connie Dains was called out again today after reports of  a small dinghy drifting down the Bristol Channel – with no one to be seen aboard.

The call out was the second such “shout” for the lifeboat this week . On Tuesday there was a similar alert raised for a wooden clinker-built dinghy – also abandoned – which was spotted floating down-channel and brought by the lifeboat to Cardiff Barrage.

Penarth lifeboat brings the drifting - and damaged - dinghy towards the Esplanade slipway

Penarth’s D Class inshore lifeboat brings the drifting – and badly-damaged – dinghy towards the Esplanade slipway. There was no one on board and no clue as to where it came from.

Today’s casualty dinghy – painted yellow – bore no name and was waterlogged, but still able to float. It was located on the shore at Lavernock and towed back to the lifeboat slipway by the three-man RNLI crew.

Lifeboat Launch Authority Stuart Jones said this was one of five dinghies which the HM Coastguard HQ at Milford Haven had reported adrift in various locations around the Bristol Channel today.

The crew emptying the water out of the abandoned waterlogged boat . The RNLI always checks out such incidents to ensure there are no lives at risk

The crew emptying the water out of the abandoned waterlogged boat today. The RNLI always checks out such incidents to make certain there are no lives at risk

Mr Jones says the RNLI  has an obligation to check-out  every report it receives to ensure there is nobody at risk and nobody on board . However he is appealing to all local boat owners to make sure that their dinghies are securely moored or securely tied-up on the beach to avoid them floating away in bad weather or on high-tides like today’s.

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2 Responses to ANOTHER “MARIE CELESTE” MYSTERY FOR PENARTH LIFEBOAT

  1. Cathe says:

    Anyone know why the huge green helicopter has been flying over for about the past hour

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