Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard following a report that a yacht with one person onboard was taking on water off the Nash sand bank.
The charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires was launched on service making best speed to the yacht’s reported location. The crew of the Atlantic 85 used VHF direction finding equipment in order to locate the yacht in moderate to rough seas. Once on scene two crew went onboard the casualty vessel and used a salvage pump in order to pump the water out.
The Mumbles Lifeboat RNLI Tamar lifeboat ‘Roy Baker IV’ was also tasked by HM Coastguard arriving on scene to assist Porthcawl’s crew. Once the crews had stabilised the situation onboard the yacht the Mumbles lifeboat escorted the casualty vessel to Swansea. Porthcawl’s crew were stood down from the incident and returned back to the lifeboat station where the Atlantic 85 was made ready for service.