Lifeboat's treble shout
3:18pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
THE RNLI Barry Dock lifeboat was recently called to launch three times in six days – taking its total shouts to 36 this season.
Volunteer crew were stood down from an incident on Monday, August 19 – after HM Coastguard Search and Rescue team and the police dealt with the incident.
But crew attended an incident at a tanker 11.5 miles, south west of Barry, when a sailor sustained a knee injury on Wednesday, August 21.
The sailor was lowered to the lifeboat and transported to Barry harbour where awaiting South Wales Ambulance crew and HM Coastguard assisted the sailor to the ambulance, for onward journey to Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales.
Volunteers were again called into action to assist the RNLI Porthcawl lifeboat.
A yacht with three persons on board got into difficulties off the Nash Point with engine failure.
Porthcawl lifeboat crew had difficulty in towing the yacht because of weather and tidal conditions, so they called for the all weather lifeboat to assist.
One of the experienced sailors on the Barry Dock lifeboat was able to board the yacht and assist the crew in sailing the yacht back to Barry Harbour.
RNLI Barry Dock lifeboat spokesman, Gerry Adams, said: “The Barry Dock lifeboat has been very busy this year having responded to 36 calls and assembled for many more. The highly trained volunteer crew have a fantastic dedication to their ‘job’ and are always willing to respond at a moment’s notice. One must always remember the wives and partners who are very supportive to the crews.”