Barmouth RNLI called out to broken down fishing boat
Barmouth RNLI volunteers were paged at 12.38 pm on Thursday 19 April 2018 to go to the aid of a fishing boat which had broken down off Llwyngwril with electrical failure.
In fine weather and calm seas, the all weather lifeboat (ALB) Moira Barrie was launched at 12.45 pm and was with the fishing boat, the MV Aqua, off Borthwen Caravan site, Llwyngwril by 1.05 pm. A tow was established and the boat was brought in to harbour where it was made safe alongside the quay wall.
The ALB returned to the boathouse and was ready for service by 2.45 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 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.