Barmouth RNLI volunteer completes helmsman’s training.

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29 year-old seaman and RNLI volunteer Tim Evans was delighted to pass his RNLI D Class helmsman’s training last week.

RNLI/Norma Stockford

Crew member and helmsman Tim Evans

Tim joined the RNLI ten years ago and says that his experience as a member of Barmouth crew gave him a good grounding when he decided on a career at sea as a Navigator/Deck Officer.

The training was station-based in Barmouth and included a variety of aspects of being in charge of a D-Class lifeboat, from managing anchoring, veering, searching for a casualty, towing and many other different features that involve being a helm on an inshore lifeboat.

After completing his final assessment last week Tim said:

My experience as one of the Barmouth crew and my job as a professional seaman meant that I was competent in many areas but I still found some aspects of the RNLI training absolutely invaluable. The quality of the training was excellent and I cannot praise my Training Instructor, Simon Bunting, highly enough for his first-rate teaching approach.

Being an RNLI volunteer has given me a sense of belonging and a feeling that I am doing something worthwhile within the community. Passing out as helm has been a great chance for me to progress professionally within the station.

Coxswain Peter Davies, added:

‘Providing regular training for our crews is vitally important and we delighted that Tim has taken advantage of the first class training available to our volunteers.’






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