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Audit Completed

Ferryside Lifeboat

We’re very pleased to say that the review process that the lifeboat crew, St John Cymru, and HMCG have been working through has now been fully completed and all of Ferryside Lifeboat’s assets are available for service 24×7. We want to massively thank our community, volunteers and friends for their patience and support and we’re …

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Blue

Blue the dog

It is with sadness that we yesterday had to say goodbye to one of our longest serving crew members, Ship’s Dog, Blue. Blue will be very much missed around the lifeboat station, even though we will now be able to eat our bacon sandwiches in safety. Fair winds and blue sky Blue!

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31st Charity Garden Crawl – Sunday 30th June 2019

Ferryside is the coastal village which recently featured on the BBC programme ‘Sam and Shauna’s Big Cookout’, in which Sam and Shauna from Hang Fire restaurant in Barry spent a week discovering the delights of Ferryside. Their visit coincided with last year's Garden Crawl, and after a fantastic day of wandering around the village exploring …

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Crew pass driving tests for Talus

Over the last week a number of Ferryside Lifeboat crew were suffering from the nerves and anxiety of taking a driving test again. These weren’t normal car tests though, these were for the Category H class of vehicles – to allow our crew to drive our new tracked launch vehicle – the Talus Although the Talus …

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The 29th Annual Garden Crawl

Hard to believe but that is now twenty-nine years of Garden Crawls! Thankfully this year we were spared the heavy rain of 2016 and consequently we had a fantastic response in visitor numbers. There was a serious shortage of parking spaces within the village, so thank you very much to the committee at ‘Calon y …

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Vortex Chosen to Provide New Rescue Hovercraft

Having recently been awarded a UK government grant for an inshore rescue hovercraft, we’ve been busy working with a number of hovercraft companies around the UK to find a supplier. We’ve been through an in-depth selection process to find the company best placed to meet our very specific needs and we’re delighted to announce that Vortex Services have …

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Amazing donation from J&J Wilson Shops

We received a massive boost last week, by way of a generous donation. A cheque for £2,500 was given to the Lifeboat by J and J Wilson Shops after they raised money from selling heritage products in their shops this year. The cheque was presented by Sue Murphy, manager of the company’s Pendine branch, and Trish …

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A damp Ferryside Garden Crawl

This year, the Garden Crawl required a very necessary addition – an umbrella! The forecast all the previous week threatened poor weather, then changed its mind and then changed it back again. However, the Lifeboat crew was delighted that large numbers of people were still willing to turn out and support our event, visiting the …

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Lifeboat trains with Helicopter Rescue 187

Ferryside Crewmember trains with Coastguard Helicopter

Not the ideal weather, but a windy Easter Sunday was the date allocated to Ferryside lifeboat by the HM Coastguard helicopter rescue service to get to know the crew and craft of the helicopter team from St Athan.   Everyone got involved with the helicopter, an AugustaWestland 139 (an additional larger helicopter, an AW189 is on …

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Ferryside Garden Crawl 2016

Now that the sun is actually showing itself, and hopefully the rain is finally having a well-deserved rest, we can at last get out in the garden. The time seems right to give advance warning of this year’s Ferryside Garden Crawl. We are hoping, with good weather that is, to hold the Crawl on Sunday …

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Ferryside Lifeboat on Exercises

Ferryside Lifeboat on a training exercise near Carmarthen

National Coastwatch Worm’s Head has posted some photos of Ferryside Lifeboat on a training exercise on the River Towy. The training took place on the Towy at high tide by Carmarthen bridge. The exercise simulated a casualty in the water who’d let off a distress flare. The boat quickly came alongside and recovered the casualty safely …

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New Year’s Day Dip 2014

A big thank you to all who braved the gales and driving rain and came along to our annual New Year’s Day Dip at the foreshore. It was a bit of a mud run with the tide fully out but great fun as usual. Below is a picture of the brave fools who went in …

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