Barmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat launches to broken down cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

In response to a call from Holyhead Coastguards Barmouth RNLI volunteers launched the Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) the Craig Steadman at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 4 July, 2018, for the fourth time this week

A report had been received that a motor cruiser had broken down off Barmouth. The ILB arrived at the scene at 3.03 pm to find the 28ft motor-cruiser Equinox with two people on board. The boat had been taking in water and the skipper was unable to use the engine.

The volunteer crew attached a rope to the stricken vessel and towed it in to Barmouth harbour where it was made safe. The ILB then returned to station and was made ready for service again by 3.50 pm.






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