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...

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 RNLI station latest aerial shots

AS if missing the Irish ferry wasn't enough, then rushing back by bicycle to cover the coast run and then cover Burry Port RFC's hammering of Lampeter our man with a microlight Dai Lenscap was up and away above Burry Port on Saturday (Apr 21) to provide us all with the latest aerial views of the construction site of the new RNLI station.

Burry Port RNLI - New Station Construction from Byron Williams on Vimeo.

Burry Port RNLI called out to group stranded on Burry Holmes

THE Burry Port RNLI were called out for the 7th time this year on Saturday (April 14) to rescue four people and a dog who were stranded on the tidal island of Burry Holmes.

The team were given a launch request from UK Coastguard through their pager system at 4:11pm to assist the stranded who were cut off by the incoming tide at Burry Holmes and were unable to cross the causeway to return to safety.

Alun Wells of RLNI said: "The D class lifeboat 'Diane Hilary' was launched, ably crewed...

Stuck in the mud

A strange sight greeted any visitors to Burry Port Harbour on Sunday (Mar 11) as a mud rescue training exercise was being carried out by H.M.Coastguard Burry Port along with their colleagues from Llansteffan and Chepstow. The drill involved the use of a lot of mud and some very specialised equipment.

The men and women donned what looked like huge platform shoes, which spared them from sinking in the estuary mud.

Andrew James drew the short straw and was left marooned in the mud...