THE Barry Dock RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched on service at 4pm on Thursday, July 23.

It followed reports that a yacht, with four people and a cat on board, had lost power and was in difficulty.

The yacht was reported to be drifting in poor visibility mid channel between Foreland Point and Porthcawl.

Once the yacht was located, a crew member was transferred to the casualty vessel to assist the exhausted crew.


Gavin and Stacey Nessa ready for RNLI Barry Dock lifeboat NYE shout

Barry Dock lifeboat crew aid sinking yacht, two people and four dogs

Barry Dock lifeboat crew assist two stand-up paddle boarders off the Old Harbour

The yacht was sailed back safely to Barry harbour with the four people and cat.

The inshore lifeboat was launched to assist with placing the yacht on a Barry Yacht Club mooring.

The all-weather lifeboat was back alongside the pontoon at 7.45 pm and prepared for the next shout by the volunteer crew.