Barmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat launches to broken down cruiser
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.
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.