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Porthdinllaen crew member Mali Parry-Jones on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘We’ve become lifetime friends after the rescue’

Episode 197. A Welsh episode: Mali Parry-Jones

In Welsh, Porthdinllaen crew member and TV producer Mali Parry-Jones recalls the real-life drama of a call out to a sailor who’d suffered a stroke.

Growing up on the Llyn Peninsula, Mali was always aware of her local lifeboat. Whether hearing the maroons firing or pedalling her bike to spot the launch, Porthdinllaen RNLI was the constant backdrop to her childhood.

By 2012 Mali was a TV producer and new crew member, helping Welsh language channel S4C to document the departure of the station’s Tyne – the ‘big orange boat’ she remembered arriving in the 1980s – and the new Tamar class that replaced it. In this episode, she describes one of her most memorable shouts aboard the Tamar, and the lifelong bond it created with two Guernsey sailors.