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