UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to assist a vessel aground on rocks at Newton. Both of the charity’s lifeboats, D Class Super G II and Atlantic 85 Irene Cornford were launched on service.
The D class lifeboat was first on scene and dropped a crew member onto the rocks close to the casualty vessel in order to assess the damage, ensure it was not taking on water and liaise with the skipper.
Having confirmed there was no water ingress to the casualty vessel the D Class crew set up a tow ready to pull the vessel clear as soon as it was fully afloat with the incoming tide. The vessel was towed clear of the rocks by the D Class and the tow was then passed to our larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat. The casualty vessel was placed at anchor off Porthcawl breakwater to wait for sufficient tide to go into Porthcawl Marina. The casualty vessel later passaged to Cardiff in order to get lifted out for repair.
In a coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Support our volunteer crew by donating to: Porthcawl RNLI Lifesavers’ Fund 2021.