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Second shout in a week for Penarth's busy RNLI crews.

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's Atlantic lifeboat was launched shortly after 11.30am today, 22nd February 2018.

RNLI/Jason Dunlop

Atlantic Lifeboat tasked to broken down vessel
The larger Atlantic lifeboat was launched to assist a motor cruiser that had broken down in the Sully Bay area. The vessel was quickly located and a tow was established and the vessel was towed to the safety of Cardiff Bay barrage.

Jason Dunlop, lifeboat operations manager for Penarth RNLI station said, 'this call out is a timely reminder for boat owners to check that their boats are prepared for going to sea, especially in this cold spell.'

This was the second call out in a matter of days for the Penarth volunteers.

For more information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth RNLI, on 07951 051128.

RNLI Penarth

Atlantic Lifeboat tasked to broken down vessel

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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