2019

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July: The new Atlantic A85 The Misses Barrie B915 was commissioned  September: The new lifeboat Station was officially opened by Charles Hunter-Pease OBE

2016 Service Calls

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2016 Incident People Saved January 2nd Surfer in difficulty Rhossili Bay 1 January 24th Persons cut off at worms head 2 Febuary 4th Persons cut off Llanelli Beach Stood down March 28th Person in water North Dock Stood down April 4th Person in water Pembrey Harbour 1 April 8th Person and Dog in difficulty on rocks at Burry Holmes Dog …

2017 Service Calls

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2017 Incident People Saved 3rd  January       Broken down vessel in Carmarthen Bay 3 12th  January Distraught person Burry Port Harbour 1 4th February Swimmer in difficulty off Burry Port Harbour 1 11th March Person & Dog cut off by tide 1 1st April Persons cut off by Tide Llanelli Beach 3 8th April 30ft Yacht broken down off Burry Holms 2 12th April Broken down vessel …

Gone For Repairs

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BURRY PORT BOAT HAS GONE FOR REPAIRS BUT RESCUE MEN STILL HAVE PLENTY TO DO Burry Ports Inshore Rescue service lost its inflatable rescue craft at the weekend. But there is no cause for alarm. The craft will be overhauled and refitted before being returned to the Burry Port lifeboat house for the official opening of the rescue service in …

Vicar of Burry Port

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“History is repeating itself because the Vicar of Burry Port will bless the lifeboat on Saturday and the Burry Port Town Band, reformed two years ago, will play”. Lady Elkington proceeded to name the boat and taking hold of a bottle of wine in her hands she drew it out and swung the bottle against the woodwork breaking the bottle and …

History Repeats itself

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History Repeats itself but proves there have been four lifeboats in Burry Port By Ron Cant. Very little is known about the lifeboat’s that have served in the Burry Estuary. It is commonly believed that the boat to be launched on Saturday is the second for Burry Port. It is, in fact, it’s the fourth. The new rubber inshore rescue …

Third lifeboat to serve Burry Port

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Believed to be the only photographic record of the third lifeboat to serve Burry Port which was launched in June 1887. The 15-man crew of the “David Barclay of Tottenham” wore cork lifejackets and red caps. In the background is the base of the Copperworks stack. There was no Carmarthen Bay Power Station, for this was the Victorian era. But …

2012

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Following the visit on Wednesday 25 January 2012 by the Coast Review delegation, led by Rear Admiral John Tolhurst, it was agreed by the Operations Committee on 21 March 2012 and resolved by the Trustee Board at their meeting on 4 April 2012 that there be no change to the lifeboat cover provided by Burry Port Lifeboat Station and that …

2011

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The new station D class lifeboat D749 Diane Hilary was placed on service in December 2011.  This lifeboat was provided by generous support of Mr David Cole.  Lifeboat D611 The Young Watsons  has been withdrawn to the relief fleet

2003

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The new station D class lifeboat D611 The Young Watsons was placed on service on 17 September 2003.  This lifeboat was funded by Mr and Mrs WK Bache.  Lifeboat D472 Kip and Kath has been withdrawn to the relief fleet