BROKEN DOWN FISHING BOAT RESCUED FROM THE ROCKS BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT

Penarth Lifeboat pauses off Penarth Head to adjust the tow before entering Cardiff Bay

Penarth Lifeboat pauses off Penarth Head to adjust the tow before entering Cardiff Bay

A fishing boat with engine failure has been safely brought to port by Penarth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Maureen Lilian 

The boat with the broken-down engine was dragging her anchor and being driven by the tide onto the rocky shore at Lavernock Point in strong Easterly winds

The lifeboat got a  tow-line aboard  and cast off the ineffective anchor cable and towed the vessel – with two people on board – back to Cardiff Barrage Locks .

Fishing trawler Our Louise (Skipper Roy Gribble) brought the little white fishing boat into Cardiff Bay so that the lifeboat could be released back for duty

Fishing trawler Our Louise (Skipper Roy Gribble) brought the little white fishing boat into Cardiff Bay so that the lifeboat could be released back for duty (Photo John Clark)

At the locks the well-known local trawler Our Louise  took over the tow and brough the disabled vessel into Cardiff Bay to be berthed at the Penarth Water Taxi Berth

Coastguards were waiting at the jetty to complete the incident details. Trawler Skipper Roy  Gribble  said “I was glad to help”.

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