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Second yacht rescue in two days for Penarth RNLI lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth RNLI's Atlantic Class lifeboat was launched at 1pm this afternoon to a yacht that had lost all power.

Despite choppy sea conditions the B class lifeboat was able to quickly locate the vessel, establish a tow and bring the 32 foot vessel in to the locks of Cardif Bay Barrage.  All three persons on board the yacht were safe and well.  This was a joint call with our colleagues from HM Coastuard officers from Penarth.

This was the second call to a yacht in two days, and with the start of autumn upon us we would like to remind all boat owners that now is a good time to carry out seasonal checks on their boats.


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For further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07951 051128 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk  

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