View as PDF

Barmouth RNLI crew joined by pod of dolphins on return from call out

Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth RNLI volunteers were paged at 4.21 pm on Sunday June 2018 to go to the aid of a boat which had broken down off Sarn Badrig.

Barmouth RNLI volunteers were paged at 4.21 pm on Sunday 3 June 2018 to go to the aid of a boat which had broken down off Sarn Badrig.

In fine weather and calm seas, the all weather lifeboat (ALB) Moira Barrie was launched at 4.25 pm and was with the fishing boat, the Thelma with four people on board, 8 miles west of the causeway buoy. The boat had run out of fuel with less in the reserve tank than the skipper thought. A tow was established and the boat was brought in to harbour where it was made safe on it mooring. The crew were accompanied by a school of dolphins on the way in.

The ALB returned to the boathouse and was ready for service again by 10.40 pm.






RNLI/Norma Stockford

A dolphin swims alongside the boats

RNLI/Norma Stockford

Towing in the Thelma

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 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.

Categories