Barmouth RNLI late night rescue

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday 11 October 2021, inshore lifeboat, (ILB) Craig Steadman, launched to a tender with engine failure.

late night pager

RNLI/D Griffith

late night pager

The pagers sounded at 11.28pm, as Barmouth RNLI volunteer crew were asked by HM Coastguard to assemble at the boathouse in readiness to launch if required.

At 11.35 pm the crew were tasked to launch into good visibility and calm seas, to a 6-metre tender experiencing engine failure and drifting towards Barmouth bridge.

On arriving at the scene, the one person on board, equipped with life jacket, was found to be unharmed and very grateful for some assistance. After establishing an alongside tow, the crew returned the tender to a mooring on the pontoon in Barmouth harbour.

The volunteer crew returned ILB Craig Steadman to the boathouse where she was washed down and readied for service by 12.30am.

For more information please contact Sarah Radford Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07887 492210 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162

RNLI/D Griffiths

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