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...

Harmony in Burry Port as harbour plans go on display

TOWN councillors, county councillors, council officers, executive board members, the RNLI, Friends of Burry Port Harbour and the general public headed to the Memorial Hall in Burry Port on Wednesday (Feb 8) to view the plans for the development of the harbour. Despite the disharmony of recent months between town and county councillors the event appeared to be friendly, informative and civilised with cups of tea on offer for visitors.

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Maritime madness as pirates raft in at Burry Port

What do Carmarthenshire folk get up to at the weekend? It is a question a visitor might ask. There are of course many answers but building a raft out of old wood and some old barrels, dressing up in fancy dress, then launching it into the sea in a race! Now that's a plain bonkers answer.

That is exactly what eight teams of people did on Sunday (Jul 23) at Burry Port Harbour. Out of the eight teams consisting of Burns Pet food, Burry Port RFC ladies, Llanelli Star, Burry Port Co-op,...