Two shouts for Barmouth RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth all-weather lifeboat (ALB) the Moira Barrie launched today (1st September 2016) to go to the aid of a fishing vessel in difficulties.

The 40ft MV Viking Princess was out on a fishing trip with twelve passengers on board when a rope became entangled around the boat’s propeller.  The ALB launched at 10.26 and soon located the stricken vessel at a point north-west of the outer buoy.  A towline was attached and the boat brought in to Barmouth Harbour where its passengers could disembark safely.


Later that afternoon, at 3.46 pm the volunteer crew were alerted again by HM Coastguard who had received a report from a member of the public of two persons in a rubber ring off Sunnysands Caravan site, Talybont. 


The D Class inshore lifeboat (ILB) the Clive Tanner was launched and the crew located the vessel which turned out to be a 3 metre inflatable boat with three persons aboard. The occupants assured the crew that they were out fishing and not in any trouble.  After advising them to put on their lifejackets, and establishing that they were not at risk, the ILB returned to station and was ready for service again by 4.30 pm.


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