Penarth’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat towing the distressed yacht aground in heavy seas off Lavernock Point this afternoon (Penarth Coastguard photo)
Both Penarth lifeboats – and Barry Dock lifeboat – were launched today to the aid of an 18 foot yacht with a crew of two – which radioed for help in rough seas off Lavernock Point.
The coastguard HQ at Milford Haven requested the launch just before 16:00 hours this afternoon.The yacht’s engine was reported to have lost power in choppy seas, force-5 winds and a strong tide. Penarth Coastguard said the yacht had gone aground.
The Barry Dock all- weather lifeboat – seen here on exercise with Penarth lifeboat on August 8th 2017
The Barry Dock all weather lifeboat was summoned to the scene and took both members of the yacht’s crew of two to Barry where they were given first aid.
Penarth Coastguard Officers met the lifeboat and inspected the casualty yacht on arrival at Cardiff Barrage (Penarth Coastguard photo)
A Penarth lifeboat crew-member boarded the casualty vessel and she was taken in tow back to Penarth and Cardiff Bay by the Atlantic 85 lifeboat with the smaller D Class lifeboat in support .
Penarth Coastguard officers met the vessel on arrival at Cardiff Barrage . The entire operation took four hours