Atlantic 85 launched following a MAYDAY call from an ocean rowing boat with a single handed rower onboard. The casualty vessel had run aground at Tusker Rock, having set out from Cardiff earlier in the day and made a MAYDAY call.

When the lifeboat arrived on scene the casualty vessel had refloated itself but was at risk of being pushed back onto Tusker Rock by the tidal current from the incoming tide.

Having assessed the situation the helm of the lifeboat decided the best way to assist the casualty was to take the vessel in tow to safer waters in the lee of Porthcawl Breakwater.

The vessel was placed at anchor behind the breakwater so that the skipper could wait for sufficient tide to gain access into the marina.

Once inside the marina the skipper checked their boat for damages before continuing on their onward journey.