UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew to assess the situation after a sailing vessel reported they had experienced an electrical fault with their engine in light winds off Kenfig Sands (Sker Beach). The vessel which had three people onboard had dropped their anchor whilst waiting further assistance.

The charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires was launched on service. Once the crew arrived on scene the helm assessed the situation and made the decision the best way to assist the casualty vessel was to take it under tow and in to Porthcawl Marina.