Penarth RNLI were called to three separate incidents, assisting two boats in difficulty and checking out an area after a rockfall.

The Atlantic lifeboat was launched shortly after 4.30pm on Friday (July 20).

At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards the team provided a 45ft ketch with a tow into Cardiff Barrage.

The vessel had suffered engine and power failure the evening before, but had remained safely at anchor whilst attempts were made by the people on board to fix the engine. Unfortunately the repairs could not be made, and the anchor holds started to slip, so the crew on board made the decision to call the lifeboat.

The larger of Penarth’s lifeboats was able to establish a tow and bring the vessel to safety.

On returning from this shout the team were diverted to assist a 23ft vessel with similar problems, just outside Cardiff Bay barrage.

A tow was set up and the vessel brought into the barrage.

Andy Berry, of Penarth RNLI said: “We were especially pleased to help the skipper - he had recently helped us raise funds at the Cardiff Sail Day, so we were able to pay him back with a tow.”

Finally the RNLI carried out a quick inspection following a small rockfall at Lavernock Point to ensure no one had been hurt.