Burry Port RNLI rescue 23 people at Pembrey Old Harbour

BURRY Port RNLI have rescued 23 people who were cut-off by the tide at Pembrey Old Harbour this evening, Saturday (June 30).

A spokesperon for Burry Port RNLI said: "We were called to assist people cut-off at Pembrey Old Harbour, with a rapidly incoming tide.

"The D Class ILB was launched, led by Darren Sheppard, with Tracy Phipps and Titch Evans as crew.

"23 people and 2 dogs were ferried to safety, all being safe and well."

Burry Port RNLI help find missing 13-year-old

ON Friday night (June 15), Burry Port RNLI's training session was interrupted with a request to search for a missing 13 year old, who was last seen at the Llanmadoc Camp Site, North Gower.

Both boats were despatched from their training schedule at 8:20pm and tasked to search the shoreline around Broughton.

Boats were crewed by Paul Mitchell, Jared Phillips, Doug Humphreys and Josh Morris on the D class ILB and Gary Morgan, Catrin Burt and John Massocchi on the Atlantic 75.


Local Welsh artist’s painting charity sale for RNLI

PETER Francis auctioneers in Carmarthen are excited to announce that they have had an oil painting by local Welsh artist Vyvyan Davies consigned by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The painting was generously donated to the Burry Port branch of the RNLI by the artist himself.

Fittingly the picture is a marine scene depicting Burry Port lighthouse and the proceeds will go to their new Lifeboat Station appeal.

The painting...

Busy Sunday for Burry Port RNLI

IT was a busy day for the crew of the Burry Port RNLI who were called out to two separate incidents on Sunday (June 10).

At 2:59pm they were called for an immediate launch to assist 2 people who were cut off by the tide in the Old Harbour area.

Later that day, they were called out to assist two groups of people who were cut off around the Machynys area.

Alun Wells of Burry Port RNLI said: "The D class lifeboat was launched and crewed by Gary Morgan, John Massocchi and Osian Bowen...

Singer & Songwriter Beccy Owen performs for RNLI Station Appeal

AT a recent event held at the Shoreline, singer and songwriter Beccy Owen performed with all proceeds raised going towards the Burry Port RNLI New Lifeboat Station Appeal.

She performed a number of her own songs.

Beccy's family live in Burry Port and during one of her home visits she took some time out to help raise £460 for the appeal.

The cheque was presented to Crew Chairman Lee Fox by Mrs Kay Owen (Beccy's mother).

Speaking after the function Lee said: ''She is an...

Burry Port RLNI Senior Helmsman attends Buckingham Palace garden party

FOLLOWING a weekend of Community Awards received by Burry Port RNLI, Senior Helmsman, Training and Education Officer Gary Morgan and his wife Rachel have been invited Buckingham Palace for a Garden Party in recognition of his 28 years service.

Along with 10 other RNLI long serving volunteers, they were met and escorted by HRH The Duke of Kent, Patron of the RNLI, and attended the function which took place yesterday, Thursday (May 31).

Gary met another helmsman/mechanic from...

Vets for Pets raise funds for Burry Port RLNI

Vets for Pets of Carmarthen today, Monday (May 21) held a cake sale and raffle in store to raise funds for Burry Port RNLI.

Fundraising Chairperson Lisa Lloyd received the cheque of £100 to go towards the new £40,000 Lifeboat Station Appeal.

Alun Wells, press officer for RLNI said: "A grateful thanks from all at the station to Pets for Vets of Carmarthen.

"If you or your organisation would like to donate, a little or a lot, you can follow this donation link.

"You can...

RLNI called out to incidents at Llanelli beach and Pembrey Old Harbour

BURRY Port RLNI were called out yesterday, Sunday (May 13) to assist three people who were cut off by the tide at Llanelli beach.

Press officer Alun Wells said: "At 15:29 this afternoon, we were paged by UK Coastguard for launch to assist 3 persons cut off by the tide with one person reported being in the water off Llanelli Beach.

"The D class 'Diane Hilary' was launched, crewed by Gary Morgan, Rhydian and Osian Bowen. During the launch another 'cut-off' was reported for 2 persons...

Progress being made on Burry Port RNLI station

THE new RNLI station at Burry Port is flying up as this video from Byron Williams shows.

Given the increase in numbers of people now taking part in leisure activities at sea, it really will be a welcome investment for the future.

The temporary access is crucial for the RNLI to get to the estuary and carry out their work. Please be considerate and do not park in the area. There are signs in place. The slip could be used at any time of the night or day.


Burry Port RLNI called out to assist stranded cyclist

BURRY Port RNLI were called out on Sunday (April 29) at 5:23pm to assist a cyclist who was cut off by the incoming tide in the Saltmarsh area, West of Pembrey Old Harbour.

Alun Wells, the DLA & Press Officer for Burry Port RNLI said: "The 'D' class inshore lifeboat 'Diane Hilary' was launched within 5 minutes. It was crewed by Paul Mitchell, Nathan Gower and Jared Phillips and arrived on scene by 5:35pm. They quickly located the casualty and bicycle and safely returned back in the...