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Tenby inshore lifeboat launches after unmanned tender found drifting . . . .

At 4.35pm today (30 July), Tenby’s inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched after a report from one of the RNLI’s Castle Beach lifeguards that they’d found a tender drifting between Sker rocks with nobody aboard. It was drifting from the direction of North Bay and the lifeguards were unsure whether somebody had been in it.

The lifeboat was soon heading to the scene and found the lifeguard and the tender in the water at the south side of St Catherine’s Island. It appeared that the dinghy had been unoccupied when it started drifting as the oars were securely stowed and there were no other items within the vessel. After speaking to the lifeguard, the volunteer lifeboat crew took the tender in tow around towards North Bay to see if they could locate where it had come from.

As they were approaching Tenby Harbour, a local fishing vessel went alongside the lifeboat and confirmed that the tender was his and that he’d left it on his outside mooring after purchasing it the day before. The boat was handed over to its owner and the lifeboat returned to station.

Georgina Taylor assists speedboat with engine failure . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched just after 1.30pm today (27 July) after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call reporting that a 22ft speedboat had broken down off the Skers.

The lifeboat was on the water within 2 minutes and the volunteer crew quickly located the casualty vessel drifting to the south-east of the Skers.

Once alongside, the occupants of the vessel requested a tow back to Saundersfoot Harbour. On arrival at Saundersfoot, the vessel was placed on its mooring within the harbour and the lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 2.40pm.

Haydn Miller assists 20ft speedboat with engine failure . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched at 11.45am today (24 July) after a 20ft speedboat reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they’d suffered engine failure between Tenby and Caldey and were adrift.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and headed to the vessel’s last known position. The volunteer crew soon saw that the casualty vessel had drifted between Giltar and St Margaret’s island and was now about ¼ off Lydstep.

Once the lifeboat was alongside, the occupants of the casualty vessel requested a tow back to Tenby and some 30 minutes later, they arrived outside the harbour. Unfortunately, due to the ebbing tide, there was insufficient water in the harbour to allow the lifeboat to enter, so a member of the lifeboat crew assisted the occupants of the speedboat in paddling the vessel into the harbour.

With the vessel now safely back on its moorings, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 12.50pm.

Haydn Miller launches after kayak becomes lost in fog . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched shortly after 9am today (18 July) following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a kayak stating that he was lost in fog. The kayak’s last know position was somewhere between Pendine and Cefn Sidan sands. Other units also tasked were Ferryside inshore rescue boat and Tenby, Ferryside and Burry Port Coastguard units.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and made best speed to the scene where the volunteer crew attempted to locate the casualty using a variety of equipment including the VHF direction finder and radar.

As the lifeboat was approaching Cefn Sidan, Ferryside inshore rescue boat reported they had located the casualty and were in the process of taking him aboard before returning with him to station.

With the casualty found safe and well, the Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 10.20am.

Haydn Miller launches to assist possible drifting yacht . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched shortly before 4am on Sunday 17 July after the owner of a yacht moored off Tenby thought that the vessel moored near him had broken it’s mooring and was drifting eastwards.

The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew quickly located the yacht in question. After speaking to the owner, who was aboard, he confirmed that he was not drifting and was in no need of assistance.

The lifeboat made a quick search of the area to rule out any other casualties before returning to station at around 4.20am.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues 2 people and their dog cut off by tide . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched just after 1pm today (2 July) after the local fishing
vessel Stephen William reported that they were just off Bowman’s rock and that there were 2
people and a dog cut off by the incoming tide.

Once on the water, the volunteer crew of the Georgina Taylor quickly spotted the Stephen
William which was keeping an eye on the casualties. The lifeboat went into the rocks, picked
up the 2 people and their dog and then returned them to the safety of North Beach where
they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard.

The lifeboat then returned to station.

Haydn Miller launches for 2nd time in a day, this time for person in trouble on Giltar . . . .

At 5pm today (28 June), Tenby’s RNLI lifeboat Haydn Miller launched for the 2nd time in the day following a report that somebody could be in trouble on Giltar. Other units tasked were Tenby Police and Coastguard teams.

Shortly after arriving on scene and just as the volunteer crew began a search around Giltar Point, news came through that the casualty had been found safe and well and was being brought down from Giltar by the Police.

The lifeboat was stood down and arrived back at the station at 5.35pm

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat assists 36ft yacht with fouled propeller . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched around 11.40am today (28 June) after a 36ft sailing vessel suffered a fouled propeller a quarter of a mile North of Tenby Harbour. Due to the incoming tide and onshore wind, it was in danger of drifting onto the beach.

Once on the water, the volunteer crew quickly spotted the yacht which was now at anchor. The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel and the skipper requested a tow into the safety of Tenby Harbour where he could remove the rope from his propeller.

With the yacht safely in the harbour, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving shortly after 1pm.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat assists Police and Coastguard in search for possible missing teenager . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 9pm today (26 June) at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard after the Police received a report that a youth may be missing on Tenby’s South beach.

The Georgina Taylor was on the water within 4 minutes and the volunteer crew began a shoreline search from Castle Beach up to Giltar Point, whilst Tenby Police and Coastguard Teams searched the beach and caves.

Having searched the whole area and after speaking to several people on the rocks at Giltar who had seen nobody enter the water, the search was stood down.

The lifeboat arrived back on station at 9.50pm

Tenby RNLI lifeboat crew assist police in recovering boat . . . .

Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am on Sunday (26 June) to assist Dyfed-Powys Police.

The Police wanted to recover a 17ft sailing vessel heading from Saundersfoot Harbour towards Worms Head so requested the assistance of the lifeboat.

Tenby RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller was soon heading down the slipway with two police officers aboard and made best speed towards the last known position.

The volunteer crew quickly located the vessel about four-and-a-half miles south east of Saundersfoot Harbour.

The lifeboat crew attached a tow line to the vessel and it was towed back to Saundersfoot and reunited with its owner.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 12.10pm.