BARRY LIFEBOAT LENDS-A-HAND TO PENARTH LIFEBOAT IN ‘NEWPORT DEEP’ NIGHT RESCUE

The big ocean going Barry Dock lifeboat rains its spotlight on the disabled fishing boat - as Penarth lifeboat stands by

The big ocean-going Barry Dock lifeboat trains her spotlight on the disabled fishing boat – as Penarth’s Atlantic 85  lifeboat maintains position on the right

The big ocean-going Barry Dock lifeboat was summoned to the assistance of Penarth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat last night as she battled to bring a private fishing boat back to Cardiff Bay.

The rescue saga had begun at 20:40 last night when the Penarth lifeboat was launched to the aid of the 28ft fishing boat in the Newport Deep – some 10 miles north east of Cardiff.

The disabled fishing boat had broken down in the Newport Deep

The disabled fishing boat had broken down in the Newport Deep

The drifting disabled vessel was located and was placed under tow back to Cardiff  – but then Penarth lifeboat itself  reported engine problems as her crew faced a long slog against the flood tide in near freezing temperatures.

Barry Dock lifeboat stands by as Penarth's Atlantic 85 resumes the tow into the Cardiff Barrage lock

Barry Dock lifeboat stands by as Penarth’s Atlantic 85 (left) resumes the final stage of the two and manoeuvres the vessel into  the Cardiff Barrage lock (Photo Penarth Lifeboat)

Coastguard headquarters at Milford Haven then called in Barry Dock lifeboat to add some more heft to the rescue operation. The big boat quickly located Penarth’s Atlantic 85 and the casualty vessel and took over the towing operation.

Off the barrage Penarth lifeboat then resumed the tow to bring the fishing boat in through a barrage lock, releasing Barry Dock lifeboat to return to her base .

Penarth's volunteer Coastguard officers were on midnight duty to receive the disabled vessel and her crew at the Penarth water-taxi pontoon

Penarth’s volunteer Coastguard officers were on midnight duty to receive the disabled vessel and her crew at the Penarth water-taxi pontoon (Photo Penarth Lifeboat)

Safely inside Cardiff Bay, Penarth Coastguard officers were at the Penarth Water Taxi pontoon to receive the casualty vessel and to de-brief her crew.

The operation wasn’t completed until  after midnight . It’s the second overnight operation  in succession for Penarth lifeboat and her crew of volunteers.

 

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9 Responses to BARRY LIFEBOAT LENDS-A-HAND TO PENARTH LIFEBOAT IN ‘NEWPORT DEEP’ NIGHT RESCUE

  1. Paul says:

    Don’t boats and shipping vessels have the equivalent of an MOT?. Cos there seem to a spate of them “breaking down”……..

  2. whatsoccurin says:

    could not be sure but it looked like the small lifeboat was in towing mode again on Saturday afternoon. The R.N.L.I are great but surely donations are made on the basis that it is a life and limb not a breakdown service for careless yachtsmen.

    • Bobby says:

      A boat without an engine is just a raft drifting to the nearest hazard and an accident waiting to happen so you are incorrect to suggest that it is not a risk to life an limb. And an engine breakdown has nothing to do with being a careless yachtsmen, its like saying a car breaking down is the sign of a bad driver.

      • whatsoccurin says:

        My car may break down tomorrow due to, mechanical problems or carelessness, because I have hit the kerb or forgotten to put petrol in-the problem will be resolved by a breakdown service which I pay for-I do not expect that support free via a Charitable organisation-when I donate to the RNLI I do not expect it to provide a free recovery service to “week-end” yachtsmen-you need the support-you pay for it!

  3. Frank Evans says:

    Maybe the rnli should obtain salvage fees.

  4. Frank Evans says:

    Barry helps penarth!! Are you sure you have this the right way round?

  5. AK says:

    A busy weekend for the volunteer crew of Penarth RNLI.

    Did you know that you can receive a text alert (in exchange for a donation of your choice) every time the boat is launched ? You can select which station alerts you get.

    Visit the RNLI website for details.

    Every little helps towards the £millions it costs to maintain the lifeboat service.

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