Yacht goes aground crossing Barmouth bar
Barmouth RNLI volunteer crew were paged today at 12.54pm to a yacht stranded on Ynys y Brawd near the north perch. The 8 metre sailing vessel Jay Giny was hard aground when the Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) arrived.
Although he was not in any imminent danger, the ILB crew took the gentleman ashore where the Harbour Master’s team were able to give him the necessary advice and information to enable him to continue his journey when there was enough water for him to do so safely. The ILB returned to the boathouse and was ready for service at 2.10pm
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.