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Penarth RNLI lifeboat rescue 23ft fishing vessel with three people on board

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth RNLI were tasked by the UK Coastguard just after 11.30am this morning (Saturday 12th August) to a stricken fishing boat.

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Penarth Atlantic class undertaking tow...

The 23ft vessel suffered a fouled propeller not far from Lavernock Point.

A nearby fishing boat, the Catherine Rose, had attached a tow line to the vessel but Penarth RNLI's lifeboat was required to tow the vessel back to Cardiff Bay.

Jason Dunlop, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Penarth RNLI, said: 'We are very grateful to the skipper of the Catherine Rose for his initial actions in securing the vessel.'

Notes to editors:

For more 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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Penarth RNLI lifeboat returning to shore

RNLI/Andy Berry

The lifeboat back on the carriage

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