Fishing boat rescue off Penarth

Fishing boat rescuePenarth lifeboat crews carried out a night fishing boat rescue of a broken down fishing vessel recently.

The rescue occurred near Cardiff Bay barrage when they were called out at 12.20am on Friday, October 21 to the 21 foot fishing vessel which had suffered an engine breakdown.

The two people on board were towed by the and the lifeboat station’s Atlantic class lifeboat as it safely brought the craft into Cardiff Bay.

A total of 14 crew members were on hand to help with the rescue which a spokesman for the station said was a “fantastic effort.”

This is not the only recent fishing boat rescue in the Bristol channel, fishermen were rescued when their boat suffered engine failure off Brean Down near Flat Holm island in the afternoon of March 6th.

 

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