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New boathouse and launch vehicle signal a new chapter for Criccieth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A new chapter in the history of Criccieth's RNLI Lifeboat Station has begun with the completion of a new boathouse for the inshore rescue boat and the delivery of a new launch vehicle.

Criccieth IRB lifeboat station and launch vehicle

RNLI/Ifer Gwyn

Criccieth IRB lifeboat station and launch vehicle

The new, purpose built boathouse located across the road from the existing station which houses the larger Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, will house the inshore rescue boat and a new Mitsubishi L200 launch vehicle. The cost has been met from a legacy and various gifts from people who either live or have a connection with Criccieth. The new building is largely carbon-neutral thanks to the installation of solar PV units which will power both boathouses. The boathouse also houses lifesaving equipment associated with the inshore rescue boat.

The cost of the launch vehicle has been provided by local benefactor.

The boathouse will officially be opened on the 7th of April, 2018.


For further information, please contact Ifer Gwyn on 07554445316

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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