BOAT WITH NO STEERING RESCUED BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT

The smiles say it all . The crew of the rescued fishing boat wave for the PDN camera safe and sound back at the Penarth watertaxi pontoon

“We’re home safe!” The smiles say it all . The crew of the rescued fishing boat wave for the PDN camera –  safe and sound back at the watertaxi pontoon after being rescued by Penarth lifeboat this afternoon

Penarth Lifeboat and Penarth Coastguards were both involved in the rescue of a 22-foot-long vessel with three people aboard in difficulties off Lavernock Point this afternoon.

The boat had been on a fishing to Sully Island and was returning to Penarth when its outdrive leg hit an underwater obstruction and left her drifting helplessly without propulsion  and without steering.

The crew were delighted to be back - safe and dry

The crew were delighted to be back, – home and dry

One of the her crew said ” We were adrift for nearly half hour – it was very scary. We were very relieved to see the lifeboat”

HM Coastguard at Milford Haven received a call from the vessel at 13:50 and alerted Penarth Lifeboat.

The RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched, reached the casualty and brought the boat her  safely back to the Penarth waterbus pontoon at Cardiff Bay where she was handed over to Penarth Coastguard for a safety de-brief .

A long haul up the beach this afternoon for Penarth lifeboat returning from her successful rescue off Lavernock Point

A long haul up the beach this afternoon for Penarth lifeboat Maureen Lilian returning from her successful rescue off Lavernock Point

The lifeboat “Maureen Lilian” and her crew returned to the lifeboat slip on the falling tide.

 

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One Response to BOAT WITH NO STEERING RESCUED BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT

  1. CoexistinPenarth says:

    Big waves and white horses out on the sea today, very glad they are safely back.

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