Tenby’s lifeboat crew held their annual car wash at Tenby Fire Station on Saturday 15th April. With a steady stream of cars passing through for the duration of the event, it was another huge success. Massive thanks once again to everyone at Tenby Fire Station for the use of their facilities and also helping out during the event.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched at 9.10 am on Wednesday 12th April after a report that a 30ft fishing vessel had suffered gearbox failure off Burry Holmes, 15 miles south east of the station.
The volunteer crew made best speed towards the last known position, where they located the casualty vessel some 3 miles north west of Burry Holmes.
The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel, and the skipper requested a tow back to Burry Port.
Due to the strong spring tide in the area, it was deemed the Haydn Miller would be the best option rather than the smaller Burry Port lifeboat so a tow was rigged and the fishing vessel was taken towards Burry Port.
Once off Whitford Light, the spring tide had eased enough for the tow to be taken over by Burry Port lifeboat for the remainder of the distance to the harbour.
Having passed the tow to Burry Port lifeboat, the Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving shortly after 11.20am.
At approximately 2.30pm this afternoon, Sunday 9 April, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was requested to launch after a report from 2 people reporting to be cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Waterwynch and Monkstone.
The volunteer crew quickly had the lifeboat on the water and immediately began their search. They soon spotted the 2 people waving to them from the rocks and went in to take them off. The casualties, who were none the worse for their ordeal, were checked over before being brought back to Tenby.
The lifeboat the re-housed.
Tenby’s RNLI Inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was tasked at 13:36 on Friday 7 of April to assist with a medical evacuation of a female who had slipped and fallen whilst walking on rocks east of Telpyn point, near Amroth.
Once on scene, the volunteer crew assessed the casualty, who was in an inaccessible position with an incoming tide. The casualty had a suspect broken femur, so as one crew member gave first aid the remaining crew took the partner of the casualty to the safety of Amroth beach and retrieved a paramedic and members of Tenby Coastguard rescue to assist with her recovery.
Due to the serious nature of the injury and the position of the casualty, along with the incoming tide, a decision was made to task Coastguard helicopter 187 to air lift the casualty and the Paramedic to hospital.
At approximately 9.30pm this evening, Thursday 6 April, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch after a report from the crew of a 30ft fishing vessel stating that they had suffered engine failure some 4 miles south of Caldey Island.
The lifeboat made best speed towards the position and quickly located the fishing vessel, before going alongside.
The skipper of the casualty vessel, which had been heading for Burry Port, then requested a tow to Tenby.
The volunteer crew took the vessel in tow towards Tenby, arriving at 11:20pm. Once the casualty vessel was safely moored off the lifeboat slip, the two crew were taken aboard the lifeboat which then re-housed.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 10:45am today (22nd February) following a report from the Police that a person was missing in the Skrinkle area.
The all-weather lifeboat made best speed in rough seas towards Skrinkle and began a search of the area. Once it was deemed that the conditions were safe enough for the Inshore Lifeboat that was launched and joined the search too.
As the inshore lifeboat was arriving on scene, members of St Govans Coastguard cliff team spotted the casualty at the base of a 100ft+ cliff in a small cove.
The inshore lifeboat went into the cove in in between waves and dropped off three crew members to go and assess the best way of extracting the casualty. In the meantime, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan was tasked to provide assistance, whilst the Coastguard cliff team prepared to send a technician down from the top.
Due to the increasing swell going into the cove, it was decided that a sea extraction was too dangerous. Once Rescue 187 arrived on scene, they decided that due to the small dimensions of the cove and many loose stones above, it was unsafe for them to try to winch the casualty and crew up. The only option left was to take everyone up by rope.
Both lifeboats then stood-by and provided safety cover whilst the three lifeboat crew members and Coastguard cliff rescue technician were winched up to the top of the cliff, before the helicopter retrieved the casualty.
All units were then stood down and the lifeboats returned to station, arriving at 3.30pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 16:45pm today (2 February) following a report from a walker that he was cut off by the tide between Waterwynch and Monkstone.
The all-weather lifeboat was requested as opposed to the inshore lifeboat due to the big south easterly swell on scene that would make a rescue by the much smaller craft too dangerous.
As the crew were assembling and preparing to launch, the casualty made a further call to the Coastguard to state that he’d managed to climb the cliff to safety and was making his way along the coast path towards Waterwynch.
The lifeboat was then stood down and the crew returned home.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.55pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017 following a report that a walker was cut off by the incoming tide 16 miles away at Worm’s Head.
The volunteer crew made best speed in choppy seas towards Worm’s Head where they were tasked to stand by and provide safety cover to Horton & Port Eynon Inshore lifeboat as they attempted to retrieve the casualty in a south-easterly swell on the limitations of the boat.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene, the Inshore lifeboat reported that they had successfully managed to get the casualty off the rocks.
With nobody left in danger and the Inshore lifeboat returning to station with the casualty, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.40pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 4.40pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 following a report that a vessel was in difficulty near Burry Holmes.
The seven metre vessel, with 2 persons aboard, had been on passage from Swansea to Milford Haven when they started to struggle to make headway against the wind and tide.
The volunteer crew made best speed toward the vessel’s last reported position, 15 miles east of Tenby, with Burry Port’s lifeboat also launched to assist in locating the vessel.
On arrival, the casualty vessel was located one mile north-west of Burry Holmes and the skipper of the casualty vessel requested a tow to Tenby. The vessel was taken in tow and on arrival at Tenby harbour some two hours later, the vessel made its own way into the harbour and was moored safely alongside.
At 7.30pm, nearly three hours after launching, the lifeboat returned to station.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 4.50pm this evening (23rd November) after a report from a member of the public that a dog was possibly in a distressed state and cut off by the tide near Amroth.
Once on scene, the volunteer crew did a shoreline search from Amroth to Wiseman’s Bridge but with nothing found and no more reports of a distressed dog, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard, arriving back at station at 5.40pm.