Barmouth RNLI launch to stricken fishing vessel in Cardigan Bay
On Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 11.14 Barmouth RNLI volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to launch all-weather lifeboat (ALB) Ella Larsen to the aid of a stricken fishing vessel.
The volunteer shore crew, in wet conditions, launched Ella Larsen at 11.32 in calm seas with good visibility. ALB Ella Larsen and her crew made their way to the 10m fishing vessel located 20 miles off Aberdyfi coast.
On arrival on the scene they found the vessel, which was experiencing mechanical difficulties with two adult crew onboard. The lifeboat crew established a tow with the fishing vessel and returned them to their mooring at Aberdyfi. Barmouth ALB Ella Larsen and her volunteer crew then made their way home where they were recovered at 4.25 and returned to the boathouse and readied for service by 5.30.
The skipper of the recovered vessel said: ‘A massive thank you to Barmouth lifeboat station for the fast response and tow back to Aberdyfi.’
For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Deputy Press Officers on 07887492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771941390/01745585162
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally, the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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.