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Lifeboat assists in recovery of body off North Beach.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 9.50am on Monday 22 June after an RNLI Lifeguard reported what appeared to be a body floating in the sea off North Beach. The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew recovered the body and brought it back to the awaiting Police at the inshore lifeboat station. The lifeboat was again requested to launch later in the morning, to assist Coastguards and Police in a coastline search to locate any possible belongings which may have helped to identify the person.

Tenby RNLI lifeboat stamp to feature on a postbox in the town to mark the 50th Anniversary of Royal Mail special stamps.

June 18, 2015

Coxswain Phil John and Head Launcher Michael Lewis (also a Postman!!) unveil the new stamp in Tenby's Tudor Square.

Coxswain Phil John and Head Launcher Michael Lewis (also a Postman!!) unveil the new stamp in Tenby’s Tudor Square.

• Tenby RNLI all-weather Lifeboat stamp is unveiled today on a postbox in the seaside town as part of Royal Mail’s celebrations of 50 years of its Special Stamp programme
• Tenby RNLI Coxswain Phil John, unveiled the stamp plaque at a special photocall today
• Royal Mail is installing 50 plaques with images of some of the most popular stamps on 50 post boxes in locations across the country
• Each of the 50 postboxes is located in one of the UK’s cities, towns or villages that has a special connection with the featured stamp
• A total of 2,663 Special Stamps have been issued since July 1965 and every new stamp design is approved by Her Majesty, The Queen before it is issued.
• Royal Mail stamps have mirrored the changes in society and culture at large.

The stamp of Tenby RNLI Lifeboat will be unveiled on a postbox in Tenby to mark the 50th anniversary of Royal Mail’s much-loved modern Special Stamps programme.

There are 50 special stamp plaques being installed on postboxes across the UK. Each plaque features one of the most popular stamps that has a special connection with the UK city, town or village, in which it is located.

In 2008, Royal Mail issued a set of Special Stamps to commemorate the work of the RNLI charity and the RAF Search and Rescue service, including this stamp of the launch of the Tenby lifeboat.

Other stamps on postboxes include Winston Churchill, Bagpuss, Dylan Thomas, Robert Burns, the Giant’s Causeway, York Minster and Sherlock Holmes. It is hoped that it will attract attention and admiration from locals and tourists alike.

Tenby RNLI Coxswain Phil John, unveiling the new stamp plaque today in Tudor Square, Tenby, said: “I am delighted that Royal Mail has chosen this unique way to celebrate the RNLI charity’s lifesaving role. By featuring the RNLI on a stamp on a local postbox, the community is given an opportunity to share in this tribute to the lifeboat station.”

Royal Mail Delivery Director Estelle Baillie, added: ”The UK’s towns and cities have influenced stamp designs over the past 50 years. We are proud that one of our postboxes in Tenby features the stamp of the popular lifeboat station. We hope that all our customers and visitors to Tenby enjoy this special stamp plaque and might even take their own photograph as a memento.”

The Royal Mail modern stamp programme has features a total of 2,663 Special Stamps since July 1965 and every new stamp design is approved by Her Majesty, The Queen before it is issued. The special stamp programme has mirrored the changes in society and culture at large.

Inshore lifeboat searches for person possibly cut off by tide.

The ILB launched at 18:39hrs on Friday 19 June after Milford Haven Coastguard received a phone call from a jogger stating that he thought he’d seen a lady cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Swallow Tree and Monkstone. The ILB was quickly on scene, with the volunteer crew searching the rocks and coves between Monkstone and Saundersfoot, whilst Tenby Coastguard Team searched from above. After performing a thorough search and with nothing found and nobody reported missing, the search was called off and the ILB returned to station.

Tenby inshore lifeboat assists rubber dinghy.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launched at 4:55pm on Mon 15 June following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a member of the public stating that a dinghy seemed to be making little headway against an offshore wind off the Penally end of Tenby’s South Beach. The lifeboat was on scene within minutes, with the volunteer crew quickly locating the casualty vessel. Once alongside, the crew made sure no medical attention was needed before towing the dinghy into the shore, where the occupants were met by RNLI Lifeguards.

Tenby lifeboat assists in evacuation of sailor with head injury.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5:48pm on Sunday 7th June following a report from the 52m sail training vessel Lord Nelson that a 62yr old had gone over on his ankle, suffering a laceration to the back of his head approx. 10 miles south of Caldey Island. The volunteer crew made best speed to the casualty vessel.

Whilst the lifeboat was en route, the casualty began slipping in and out of consciousness so it was decided by Milford Haven Coastguard that an RAF Seaking rescue helicopter would be the best option for evacuating him. Once alongside the Lord Nelson, 3 RNLI crew members went aboard to assess the casualty. Luckily, there was a nurse on board that had been attending to him so he was all ready to be placed into a stretcher and taken aboard the lifeboat. The helicopter was soon on scene and winched the casualty up and transferred him to Morriston hospital.

The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 7:26pm

The lifeboat prepares to go alongside the Lord Nelson.

The lifeboat prepares to go alongside the Lord Nelson.

Tenby Inshore lifeboat assists youths cut off by tide.

Tenby’s Inshore lifeboat was launched at 3:20pm on Saturday 30 May after Milford Haven Coastguard received reports from 5 youths who had become cut off by the incoming tide at Monkstone Point.

The volunteer crew were soon on scene and located the casualties on the north side of Monkstone Point, making their way towards Swallow Tree Bay. They were taken aboard the lifeboat where they were given lifejackets and checked over in case they required medical attention before being dropped off into the custody Tenby Coastguard Team who were waiting in Saundersfoot Harbour.

The lifeboat arrived back on station at 4:00pm.

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Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches after vessel suffers fouled propeller 31 miles south-west of Tenby.

Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was requested to launch after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a 12 meter fishing vessel which had suffered a fouled propeller 31 miles south-west of Tenby.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water making best speed towards the vessel but the lifeboat was stood down as the Skipper of the fishing boat had managed to clear the problem.

Tenby and Angle lifeboats team up on rescue.

As Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was already near Freshwater East whilst returning from their previous shout, the volunteer crew were requested to assist a small seven metre power boat with a fouled propeller in Freshwater West Bay. The all-weather lifeboat made its way around to the bay and towed the boat towards Sheep Rock. In the meantime, Angle RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched their Tamar class lifeboat shortly before 6pm to a continue to tow the power boat to the safety of Neyland Marina. The small power boat was towed for 10 miles by Angle RNLI, arriving safely at Neyland Marina by 7:15pm.

Both lifeboats were finally stood down, with Tenby volunteers returning to station at 7:10pm whilst Angle volunteers following shortly after at 7:45pm.

The tow is passed to the casualty vessel.

The tow is passed to the casualty vessel.

Haydn Miller launched after reports of cliff faller.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard shortly after 4pm on Monday25th May after they received reports that a person had fallen off a cliff in Bull Slaughter Bay. As the volunteer crew were making their way to join Rescue 169 helicopter and Tenby and St Govan’s cliff rescue teams, the volunteers were informed that the casualty had been winched up to the helicopter and was being transferred to hospital.

Before leaving the scene, the volunteers decided to deploy the smaller y-boat to check on the rest of the climbing party before returning to station. The party were asked if they would like to be transferred back to shore on the lifeboat but the offer was declined.

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Lifeboat assists in search for missing teenager.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8:02pm on Saturday 9th May after a report from the Police that an at-risk 17yr old male was missing in the Lydstep area. The boat was soon on scene and the volunteer crew began a search of the rocks and shoreline from Giltar Point towards East Moor cliff and back again whilst the Tenby and St Govans Coastguard units and Police Helicopter X-ray 99 searched the land.

As the lifeboat neared Proud Giltar towards the end of their search leg, and with light fading quickly, the Police decided they were happy with the area that the boat had searched and stood the lifeboat down. The boat was re-housed at 9.30pm. The missing youth was later found by Police in the Penally area.