ALB rescue

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Haydn Miller launched during storm Brian after person thought to be washed off rocks at Skrinkle . . . .

At 9.20am on Saturday 21st October, during storm Brian, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched following a report that somebody had been washed off the rocks by the large swell at Skrinkle.

The volunteer crew made best speed to Skrinkle through huge seas, whilst being buffeted by 65mph gusts.

Once on scene, the lifeboat got as close as was safely possible in the huge swell and began to perform a search between Skrinkle and Lydstep, whilst Coastguard teams searched from the cliffs above and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 search from the air.

As the search continued, the Coastguard received a call from someone claiming to be the person that had been on the rocks. Once this was confirmed, and that the person was safe and well, all units were stood down.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 10:50am

Both lifeboats launched after person reported missing at Morfa Bychan . . . .

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were launched at 7pm on Saturday 23rd September following a report from Dyfed Powys Police that a female had gone missing in the Morfa Bychan area of Pendine.

The boats were on scene some 15 minutes later and the volunteer crew began coastline searches between Telpyn and Dolwen points, while Tenby and Llansteffan Coastguard Teams, Police units and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 also searched the area.

At 9pm, after thoroughly searching the coastline and with nothing found and daylight fading fast, both boats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 9.20pm.

ALB launched after report of people cut off by tide at Morfa Bychan . . . .

At 9.15pm on Sunday 27th August, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched following a report that several people looked to be cut off by the tide at Morfa Bychan, Pendine.

As they were approaching the scene, the volunteer crew saw lights on the rocks and as they got closer, it became obvious that they were fishing and in no danger. However, the y-boat was launched and the crew made contact with the fishermen just to make sure they were not in any trouble.

Once this was confirmed, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller launched after dinghy with two people aboard reported overdue at Rhossili . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched at 4.40pm today (26th August) after Coastguard received a 999 call reporting that a dinghy with two people aboard was overdue at Rhossili.

As the lifeboat made best speed to the scene, a further 999 call confirmed that the dinghy and its occupants were now safe ashore and required no assistance.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, rehousing at 4.55pm.

Haydn Miller launched after yacht suffers engine failure five miles south of Caldey Island . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched at 4.10pm today (25th August) after a report from a 28ft yacht reporting that they had suffered engine failure five miles south of Caldey Island.

The lifeboat was on scene 20 minutes later and went alongside the yacht, which had been underway using the engine due to light winds when they got into difficulty.

After a request from the occupants, the vessel was towed back to Tenby and placed on one of the moorings in the bay. The yacht’s crew opted to stay aboard and were planning to get the vessel into the harbour and alongside the pier when the tide allowed so they could get their engine repaired.

The lifeboat then returned to station, rehousing at 5.30pm.

Haydn Miller launched after sailor injures head on tall ship . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn launched at 4.50pm today (16th August) after a report from the tall ship Stavros S Niarchos that a person had fallen, injuring their head in rough seas nine miles south of Caldey Island.

The volunteer crew made best speed to the casualty vessel in rough seas and 35 knots winds whilst Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan was also tasked.

As the lifeboat reached the Stavros S Niarchos, the helicopter was also arriving overhead and began lowering the winchman to the deck to assess the casualty. The job was made harder by the ship’s masts pitching from side to side in the swell but the winchman made it safely to the deck.

Whilst the casualty was being checked out, the helicopter pilot and lifeboat coxswain made the decision that due to the 3 metre swell and high winds, the safest course of action was to transfer the casualty in the lee of Caldey Island where there was much more shelter from the elements.
Once in the shelter of Caldey, the lifeboat managed to get alongside the Stavros and take both the casualty and the helicopter winchman aboard. The winchman, also a paramedic, had decided that the injury to the sailor didn’t warrant an airlift to hospital and the casualty was fine to be taken the short distance back to Tenby by lifeboat.

The winchman was then lifted back off the deck of the lifeboat by the helicopter, which then made its way back to base and the Haydn Miller made its way back to Tenby where the casualty was checked over by the awaiting paramedics before being released.

Haydn Miller rescues sailor after yacht goes aground . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch at 1am today (16th August) after a yacht called Milford Haven Coastguard to report going aground somewhere on Carmarthen Bar.

The occupant of the yacht was disorientated and with no GPS aboard, was unable to give his exact position.

The lifeboat made best speed towards the area and the volunteer crew began a search from Pendine towards Ginst Point. A light just west of Ginst Point was investigated and turned out to be the casualty vessel but due to the depth of water, the lifeboat wasn’t able to get near it. It was decided to launch the y-boat, which went alongside the yacht, where the occupant was having difficulty derigging his mast and requested assistance from the lifeboat crew.

With this complete, the casualty was taken aboard the y-boat, where he was wrapped in a blanket to warm him up, before being checked over in case he needed further medical attention.

Once the crew were happy with the casualty’s condition, he was picked up by Ferryside inshore rescue boat and taken back to Ferryside.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving shortly after 3am. The owner hoped to refloat his boat at high tide.

Busy afternoon for Tenby lifeboats . . . .

Both Tenby lifeboats were requested to launch this afternoon (Weds 9th August) after a report from a member of the public that 2 kayaks had been washed onto rocks at Priest’s Nose and had disappeared from sight.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched at 4.15pm and began a search between Lydstep and Manorbier, checking all the coves in between. In the meantime, as the swell between Giltar and Manorbier wasn’t too bad, the inshore lifeboat was also requested to launch to assist with the search. Tenby, Manorbier and St Govans Coastguard rescue teams were also tasked, along with Coastguard Rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan.

As they approached Manorbier beach, the volunteer crew of the Haydn Miller launched the y-boat with two crew aboard. They then went into the shore at Manorbier to speak to members of the public, who confirmed that the two kayakers, a father and his son, had managed to get safely back to the beach and had since left the area. It turned out that the son had got into trouble in his inflatable kayak in a strong offshore breeze, prompting the father to attempt to rescue him. Luckily after making it to the rocks, they managed to walk around to Manorbier beach.

With the casualties safely ashore and no longer in danger, the lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.20pm.

The second shout for the Georgina Taylor came at 6.25pm when the boat was requested to launch following the report of a missing nine year old girl between Castle beach and South beach.

The lifeboat began their search at Castle Beach and headed toward South beach as Police and Coastguard units searched the shore and the Esplanade above.

Luckily, the girl was soon found by an off duty RNLI lifeguard in the South beach car park and was quickly reunited with her relieved parents.

Following this good news, the inshore lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Both Tenby lifeboats launched after vessel thought to be in danger

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were launched tonight (26th July) after a report from a member of the public that a small wooden boat was rowed out of Saundersfoot harbour and had not been seen returning.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly before 10pm with the inshore lifeboat being requested to launch shortly after.

Both boats carried out a search of the whole of the Saundersfoot bay area using radar, night vision and thermal cameras, whilst coastguard teams searched shore side.

With nothing found and nobody reported missing, both boats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.40pm.

Lifeboats tasked after 35ft yacht parts moorings and drifts towards rocks . . . .

At 8.20am on Friday 21st July, both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch by Milford Haven Coastguard after a report by a member of the public that a yacht seemed to be drifting towards rocks at 1st Point after parting its moorings in the bay.

The inshore lifeboat was first on scene shortly before 8.30am and reported that the 35ft yacht was now on the rocks at first point. With this in mind, it was decided that the all-weather lifeboat, which was about to launch, should be stood down as there was nothing it would have been able to do.

The crew of the inshore lifeboat were concerned that there may have been somebody aboard, possibly sleeping and unaware of their situation, so the helmsman decided to veer down through the swell and put a volunteer  crew member aboard to check.

Once the crew member had performed a thorough search of the vessel, and with nobody aboard, the inshore lifeboat the was stood down by the coastguard and returned to station.

Later in the day, as the tide came back in around the casualty vessel, the inshore lifeboat was once again requested to launch, this time to provide safety cover as some local boatmen attempted to re-float the yacht.

The operation was a success and the vessel was placed on an outside mooring until the tide was high enough for entry into the harbour where a survey of the vessel’s hull would take place once the tide went out again.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.

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