Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday 2nd August following a report that two people were in difficulty in the sea off Broad Haven.
As the volunteer crew made best speed to the area along with Coastguard teams and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187, news came through that both persons had managed to get ashore themselves and were now safe and well on the beach.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
At 6.40pm on Saturday 28th July, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch after two people were reported to be cut off by the tide at Worm’s Head.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and heading towards Worm’s Head where the volunteer crew had been tasked to provide safety cover whilst Burry Port lifeboat attempted to get the casualties off in a large swell.
Once nearing Worm’s Head, the lifeboat met up with Burry port lifeboat and then stood by as the smaller, more manoeuvrable boat went into the rocks and retrieved the casualties. They were then dropped into a more sheltered bay, to the awaiting Coastguard Teams.
Both lifeboats then returned to station, with Tenby’s re-housing at 8.30pm.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 5.35pm on Saturday 28th July following a report to the Coastguard from a boat in the Pendine area, stating that a crew member had injured his hand and required medical assistance.
As the lifeboat was being lowered down the slipway ready to launch, the Coastguard confirmed that the casualty had managed to get ashore and was no longer in need of lifeboat assistance.
The crew stood down.
At 10.20pm on Tuesday 17th July, Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch after a report of a missing person near Llangennith Beach, some 18 miles south-east of Tenby.
As the lifeboat launched, the Coastguard received a call stating the person had been found so the lifeboat was stood down and re-housed.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 4.30pm on Monday 16th July following a report from the lone occupant of a yacht, stating that he had suffered fouled propeller eight miles south-east of Tenby.
Once on scene some 20 minutes later, the volunteer lifeboat crew attempted to remove the rope, which appeared to be from a string of lobster pots. Unfortunately, this failed, so the skipper requested a tow back to Tenby.
With the tide too low to enter the harbour, the casualty vessel was placed on the RNLI mooring in North Bay, with a view to launching the inshore lifeboat to tow the vessel in alongside the pier once the tide allowed.
The lifeboat then returned to station, re-housing at 6.30pm
Tenby’s relief RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch at 8.15pm on Saturday 14th July following a report that a jet ski was in trouble near Burry Holmes with the occupants possibly having been thrown into the water.
As the boat was preparing to launch, news came through that the occupants were now ashore and in no danger.
The crew stood down and returned home.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch with Paramedics aboard shortly before 1pm on Monday 9th July after a report from the Welsh Ambulance Service that somebody had fallen, suffering a head injury.
Once on the water, the lifeboat made best speed to Caldey, where the boat was met at the slipway by Caldey Coastguard who took the Paramedics and a member of the lifeboat crew up to where the casualty was lying.
After making an assessment, the Paramedics decided that the best way of getting the casualty off the island was by air, but unfortunately, neither the Air Ambulance or Coastguard Rescue Helicopter were available due to other commitments, which left the lifeboat as the last option.
The casualty was immobilised and made as comfortable as possible before being brought slowly down to the jetty and transferred aboard the lifeboat for the short journey back to Tenby Harbour, before being placed in the back of the ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 4pm.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 4.45pm on Friday 23rd June following a report that a kayak was overdue at Freshwater East.
The lifeboat was soon on the water and made best speed towards the area, whilst Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Teams made their way by road.
News soon came through that the kayaker had made it safely ashore at Freshwater East and was in no danger. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.25pm.
The crew of Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat were paged to standby at 11.32am on Saturday 16th June after a report that a kayak had capsized somewhere between Mewslade Bay, Gower and Port Eynon Point, with somebody in the water.
As the crew were arriving at the station, further news came through that the incident was a little further east than first thought and that Mumbles Lifeboat, which was on exercise in the area, was on its way to the scene. They were also joined by Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat.
The crew stood down.
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch at 12.10pm on Tuesday 5th June following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a 21ft vessel had suffered engine failure close to the shore at Marros sands and was in danger of being swamped and washed ashore.
The all-weather lifeboat was quickly on the water, followed closely by the inshore lifeboat which had been tasked in case the casualty vessel was too close to the shore for the bigger lifeboat to reach.
As the lifeboats headed for Marros, it became apparent that the casualty vessel was underway again, after the owner managed to restart his engine, so the lifeboats escorted him towards Saundersfoot. A short time later, the engine failed again, so the vessel was taken in tow by volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat.
Once at the entrance to Saundersfoot Harbour, the owner of the casualty vessel managed to restart the engine again and took the vessel into the harbour under its own power, escorted by the inshore lifeboat.
With the casualty vessel safely back alongside at Saundersfoot, the lifeboats were both stood down and returned to station, arriving at 1.25pm.