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Mumbles Lifeboat launched to yacht after hitting mumbles Pier

Lifeboats News Release

Early call for inshore crew

Ben Sheppard

Yacht stuck on Mumbles Pier

The volunteers crew of the Mumbles Lifeboat were called to assist a yacht which had hit The Mumbles Pier today.

Coastguard teams assisted in freeing the 26ft vessel which fortunately had nobody on board and is thought to have broken free from its mooring in Mumbles.

The boat was towed to a safe mooring and it’s owner notified. Helm of the Mumbles Lifeboat James Bolter said ‘The high spring tides combined with a strong Easterly wind had taken its toll on the boats mooring. It didn’t look like it had caused much damage to the boat. We managed to get hold of it before it was swept out into the Bristol Channel.

Ben Sheppard

Yacht being towed

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