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Byline: Porthcawl, Port Talbot and Mumbles lifeboats involved in going to the aid of a 12metre yacht which had reported hitting a underwater obstacle and was taking on water.
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Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat was tasked at 4-31pm on Friday 4th June together with Porthcawl lifeboat to assist a 12metre yacht which was taking on water between the Kenfig river and Morfa beach. The lifeboats were soon on scene and the Porthcawl lifeboat put their emergency pump onto the yacht to pump out the water, but it was not coping with the ingress of water. Rescue 169 helicopter from Chivenor had also been tasked to assist with their bigger pump.

 Due to the restrictions on size at the stern of the yacht, it was decided to lower the pump onto the Porthcawl boat. Crew members from the Port Talbot lifeboat went on board the Porthcawl boat and helped to put the larger pump onto the yacht. Due to the ingress of water, fumes were eminating from the yachts batteries at this time. The yacht had already turned around under its own power and was proceeding back to Swansea, escorted by both lifeboats.

 Due to the sea conditions and winds of force 5 to 6, the Mumbles ALB was tasked to attend and tow the vessel back to Swansea Marina. The Mumbles pump was also put aboard the yacht to help stem the water. Once a tow was established the, Porthcawl was stood down and the  Port Talbot lifeboat accompanied the ALB back to Swansea. On arrival the Mumbles ALB took the yacht into the marina where it was hoisted out of the water. The lifeboats were then stood down.

 

 

Byline: Porthcawl, Port Talbot and Mumbles lifeboats involved in going to the aid of a 12metre yacht which had reported hitting a underwater obstacle and was taking on water.
Page Content:

Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat was tasked at 4-31pm on Friday 4th June together with Porthcawl lifeboat to assist a 12metre yacht which was taking on water between the Kenfig river and Morfa beach. The lifeboats were soon on scene and the Porthcawl lifeboat put their emergency pump onto the yacht to pump out the water, but it was not coping with the ingress of water. Rescue 169 helicopter from Chivenor had also been tasked to assist with their bigger pump.

 Due to the restrictions on size at the stern of the yacht, it was decided to lower the pump onto the Porthcawl boat. Crew members from the Port Talbot lifeboat went on board the Porthcawl boat and helped to put the larger pump onto the yacht. Due to the ingress of water, fumes were eminating from the yachts batteries at this time. The yacht had already turned around under its own power and was proceeding back to Swansea, escorted by both lifeboats.

 Due to the sea conditions and winds of force 5 to 6, the Mumbles ALB was tasked to attend and tow the vessel back to Swansea Marina. The Mumbles pump was also put aboard the yacht to help stem the water. Once a tow was established the, Porthcawl was stood down and the  Port Talbot lifeboat accompanied the ALB back to Swansea. On arrival the Mumbles ALB took the yacht into the marina where it was hoisted out of the water. The lifeboats were then stood down.