RNLI Coast Review team visit Barmouth lifeboat station
The RNLI's Coast Review team visited Barmouth lifeboat station last week (Wednesday 6 April).
A review of all the RNLI lifeboat stations takes place every five years and this week the team visited stations on the west coast of Wales from Fishguard to Porthdinllaen.
The purpose of the review all aspects of how stations are working in each area and to decide if any changes might be needed to ensure that the RNLI continues to deliver a search and rescue service around the coast in the most effective, safe and viable manner.
The team of volunteers and professionals was headed by Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Chairman of the RNLI Operations Committee together with representatives from the charity's Operations, Engineering and Asset Management and Community Lifesaving teams.
The event was extremely well attended with representatives of the Barmouth RNLI management committee, fundraisers and volunteer crew members as well as HM Coastguard personnel attending.
The team were escorted around the station where they viewed the all-weather and inshore lifeboats and their tour included a visit to the RNLI shop and museum display.
They spoke with volunteer crew members and fundraisers before continuing their journey to Criccieth.
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The attached picture shows the RNLI Coast Review team with members of the Barmouth RNLI team at the lifeboat station
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