NIGHT-TIME LAUNCH FOR PENARTH LIFEBOAT TO YACHT IN DISTRESS

Penarth Lifeboat leaves her station to go the the aid of a yacht in trouble

Penarth Lifeboat leaves her station to go the the aid of a yacht in trouble

Penarth lifeboat was launched just after 2:00 am this morning to go the  aid of a yacht reported to be in trouble in the Bristol Channel.

The tide was very low at the time of the launch requiring the tractor to go beyond the end of the lifeboat slip-way, cross  the sand and shingle and get into the mud at the water’s edge.

The yacht was brought to safety –  and afterwards one of the crew of the crippled vessel posted a message on Twitter saying   Thank you for your assistance guys. You were great, professional, courteous, and skilfully bringing us to safety”.

Further details of the operation are awaited.

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One Response to NIGHT-TIME LAUNCH FOR PENARTH LIFEBOAT TO YACHT IN DISTRESS

  1. AK says:

    Well done Penarth RNLI.

    Coffee morning today (Wednesday) starting 1030 at Penarth Yacht Club.

    Final part of the documentary series on the work of the RNLI, ‘Saving Lives at Sea’ tonight at 9pm on BBC1.

    Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the charity that saves lives at sea, is crewed by volunteers and funded by public donation

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