PENARTH LIFEBOAT CALLED OUT IN THE COLD TO SULLY ISLAND

Penarth's D Class lifeboat at Sully Island tonight (Photo Penarth Coastguard)

Penarth’s D Class lifeboat at Sully Island tonight (Photo Penarth RNLI)

Penarth lifeboat was launched as night fell tonight to go the the aid of three people reported to be possibly trapped by the tide on Sully Island.

The lifeboat was launched with just a crew of two – but an additional crew member was tasked to join the boat at Swanbridge . The lifeboat crew discovered that the three were all fishermen who were well prepared for long stay on the island and did not require assistance.

Penarth Coastguard was also in attendance on shore at Swanbridge.

 

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17 Responses to PENARTH LIFEBOAT CALLED OUT IN THE COLD TO SULLY ISLAND

  1. perry mccarthy says:

    Isn’t it about time these people are named and shamed ????

  2. Peter Church says:

    “Details of the operation are awaited”

    Let me guess, someone went for a Sunday Walk and forgot about the tide (or doesn’t realise what a tide is might be more accurate)

  3. Mgg says:

    I’m not suggesting that we should do this, but what if we just left them on the island until the tide went back out? Just a suggestion

  4. Emma says:

    Penarth coastguard twitter : 📟 9/1 16:15 Report of persons on #SullyIsl by Nells Pt #NCI. @RNLIPenarth launched, search conducted, 2 x fisherman found safe & well.

  5. James says:

    Penarths own facebook page says it was fisherman who were well prepeard and kitted out for a long days fishing.

    National Coastwatch called it in.

  6. AK says:

    Fishermen who has been there all day and were well prepared and remained on the island

  7. James says:

    Can any one explain why the RNLIs offical website lists the cost of a new D-Class lifeboat as £48,000 but Penarth RNLI want £52,000 for a new one?

  8. The people on Sully Island had been there since 1300 or so when the causeway covered. It was due to uncover around 1900. If they were well-enough equipped to spend the afternoon there, why could they not wait, and avoid disturbing the lifeboat crew?

  9. Mgg says:

    Guys it wasn’t the fisherman who called for rescue .they had a plan. They went bothering anyone. Rightly so the coastguard reported their presence . what might be valuable is for a system of checking in with coastguard. PS is there another mgg on here or have I been hacked?

  10. Paul says:

    “The lifeboat crew discovered that the three were all fishermen who were well prepared for long stay on the island and did not require assistance.”

    Makes a change, they wanted to stay there, surprise, surprise…….

  11. Steve says:

    Im surprised theres not been some kind of emergency phone or contact system set up on the island. They installed all that stuff on the swanbridge side, would it really be much harder to run a cable over to the island and put a phone (that can only speak to the coastguard) in a box like the emergency ones on the motorway?
    If people are stupid enough to be caught out by the tide, they can call it in themselves. If noone hears anything, then leave them on the island?

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