“YOU SAVED OUR LIVES” – CHARTER FISHING BOAT AND LIFEBOAT CREWS TOLD

Penarth's Ataltnic 85 boat was first to launch this morning - quuickly followed by the inshire lifeboat

Penarth’s Atlantic  85 lifeboat was first to launch this morning and set off from the slipway at absolute top speed  – quickly followed by the inshore lifeboat. When someone is in the sea, every second counts .

Two shipwrecked fishermen were picked up out of the sea off  Sully Island this morning and transferred to Penarth lifeboat for urgent medical attention.

Both people were recovered from the water by another vessel – the well-known Penarth charter fishing boat Benjoma Too – which was nearby.

The two fishermen had got into trouble when their 15-foot fishing boat had capsized. They were both suffering from exposure. Penarth’s Atlantic 85  lifeboat Maureen Lilian was tasked to take the two casualties aboard and bring them to Penarth lifeboat station.

The two fishermen from the capsized boat underwent medical checks in an NHS ambulance at the Penarth lifeboat station

The two fishermen from the capsized boat underwent medical checks in an NHS ambulance at the Penarth lifeboat station

The two casualties were landed at the  lifeboat station where they underwent medical checks in an NHS ambulance and were de-briefed by Penarth Coastguard officers on the scene.

Meanwhile the inshore lifeboat Connie Dains had been asked to recover their waterlogged  boat and take it ashore  temporarily at  Swanbridge.

The Penarth RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboat Maureen Lilian with helms Jennifer Payne and Karl on board launched a second time to return to Sully to recover the capsized fishing boat

The Penarth RNLI Atlantic 85 lifeboat Maureen Lilian, with helms Jennifer Payne and Karl Lawrence on board, launched a second time to return to Sully to recover the capsized fishing boat

The Penarth Atlantic 85 lifeboat Maureen Lilian with Jennifer Payne at the helm was then launched a second time to return to Swanbridge to recover the fishing boat.

Penarth 's Atlantic 85 lifeboat tows the almost submerged fishing boat back to the Penarth slipway. The propellor of the upturned boat can just be seen above the water

Penarth ‘s Atlantic 85 lifeboat tows the almost submerged fishing boat back to the Penarth slipway. The propellor of the upturned boat can just be seen above the water

The capsized fishing boat is brought alongside the lifeboat to be taken ashore

The capsized and inverted fishing boat is brought alongside the lifeboat to be taken ashore

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat then towed the semi-submerged vessel back to the Penarth lifeboat slipway and bring it back to Penarth lifeboat slipway

A South Wales Fire and Rescue team from Penarth fire station pumped out the capsized vessel at the lifeboat slipway and made it safe

A South Wales Fire and Rescue team from Penarth fire station pumped out the capsized vessel at the lifeboat slipway and made it safe (Penarth Coastguard photo)

At the slipway the boat was pumped out and made safe by a South Wales Fire and Rescue team from Penarth Fire Station  .

In a PDN comment added later today, the owner of the casualty vessel writing under the pen-name “Archie” said “Thank you so much to the Benjoma Too and the Penarth RNLI who came to our rescue off Sully today… Literally you saved our lives today.”

Writing from Cwmbran, Joanna Burrows later posted this message on Penarth RNLI’s Facebook page “A massive thank you to Penarth RNLI, Coastgaurd, Benjoma Too, Fire brigade and the Helicopter crew for rescuing my husband Mark and brother Chris this morning. The response to the mayday call was incredibly fast and all involved dealt with the incident in a very friendly and efficient manner. You are all superb and are greatly appreciated.”

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One Response to “YOU SAVED OUR LIVES” – CHARTER FISHING BOAT AND LIFEBOAT CREWS TOLD

  1. Archie says:

    Thank you so much to the Benjoma Too and the Penarth RNLI who came to our rescue off Sully today… Literally you saved our lives today.

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