RNLI Barmouth inshore lifeboat launches to boat with engine failure
On Saturday (5 October 2019) Barmouth's D class inshore lifeboat (ILB) Craig Steadman was tasked by the coastguard to launch to the aid of a broken down boat with five people on board.
In poor visibility and calm seas, the RNLI inshore lifeboat CraigSteadman, with volunteer crew Daniel Cartwright, Kyle Smith and Anthony Schorah at the helm, launched at 2.46pm towards Sun Beach caravan park where they located the casualties aboard a 10 metre rib with engine failure. All casualties were safe and wearing life jackets. The lifeboat crew established a tow and returned the stricken boat to Fairbourne creek from which she had launched.
The inshore lifeboat and her crew returned to Barmouth RNLI station and was readied for service by 4.50pm
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.