200-YARD VOYAGE ENDS UP IN LIFEBOAT RESCUE OFF PENARTH

Port Star‘s voyage to Portishead came to a premature end – after just 100 yards

What may well be the shortest-ever voyage to end up in an RNLI  lifeboat rescue,  occurred tonight off Penarth’s Outer Harbour.

The 35 foot yacht Port Star had left Penarth Marina, locked out of the Cardiff Barrage and  had only travelled 200 yards out into the Bristol Channel when her engine failed.

Coming to the rescue . Penarth’s D Class lifeboat Connie Daines heads for the Port Star – which had to drop anchor off Penarth’s Outer Harbour entrance .

The yacht’s crew, who had intended to sail to Portishead,  dropped anchor to prevent the helpless vessel being blown onto the concrete walls of the harbour entrance and had to call for assistance from Milford Haven Coastguard

Penarth’s D Class inshore lifeboat Connie Daines was launched to go to the aid of the crippled vessel and towed her into Cardiff Barrage Lock and safely into the Bay .

 

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One Response to 200-YARD VOYAGE ENDS UP IN LIFEBOAT RESCUE OFF PENARTH

  1. The Tax payer says:

    Did the sails fail as well then ? Looking at the photo which shows the main sail cover still on don’t think they intended to sail to Portishead as you would normally remover the main cover before locking out ? 😂

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