37 FOOT YACHT TOWED TO SAFETY BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT

The traditional navigator’s mark of St Augustine’s Church steeple, Penarth is on the bow as the lifeboat brings the yacht safely back to port (RNLI photo)

A vintage – wooden built – 37 foot yacht was  towed to Penarth yesterday after her crew experienced engine problems in the late afternoon.

Penarth lifeboat’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat was deployed to bring the boat to Cardiff Bay. The yacht’s crew were reported to be safe and well and were later debriefed by Penarth Coastguard officers.

 

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2 Responses to 37 FOOT YACHT TOWED TO SAFETY BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT

  1. The Tax payer says:

    Sorry but I was always of the understanding that a yacht had sails and the engine as a back up ?? 😎

    • Old sea dog says:

      It is a bit more tricky in the Bristol Channel with the second highest tidal range in the world, where sail and engine together will not go against the tide.

      It is also very tricky to enter and depart the Cardiff Bay locks under sail alone.

      Once again, the volunteer crew of Penarth RNLI to the rescue – but why four members of HMCG, complete with hard hats and head torches, to see the vessel enter the lock?

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