Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 3.30pm on 30th December following a report from a concerned member of the public that his dog had gone over the cliff at Barafundle.
The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, some 11 miles west of Tenby.
As the lifeboat was within a few hundred metres of Barafundle, the Coastguard received a further call stating that the owner had managed to coax the dog to swim back around to Barafundle beach and that both the dog and owner were now safe and well ashore.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.20pm.
The owners and the dog came to the station on New Year’s Day after the Lifeboat recovered from the Saundersfoot swim to say thank-you.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 3am on Christmas eve following a report from a man claiming to be stuck on an island near Rhossili Beach, 18 miles east of the station.
The volunteer crew made their way to the through moderate seas. Once on scene, due to the sea state and poor visibility, they were unable to get close so were tasked with illuminating the causeway from Rhossili Beach to Worm’s Head to enable Coastguard Teams to safely get across and continue their search.
Whilst they were doing this, Burry Port lifeboats were searching Burry Holms.
After a brief search, the casualty was located on Worm’s Head. He was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.
He was escorted across the causeway before being checked over by paramedics.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving shortly after 6am.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 1pm today (Sunday 12th November) after report of 2 kayakers in difficulty at Trewent Point, Freshwater East.
The lifeboat was on scene 15 minutes later and the volunteer crew quickly spotted the casualties on the rocks.
The Y-boat was then launched with two crew members aboard and proceeded into the rocks where the casualties were checked over. Luckily, they were not injured, just stranded on the rocks after getting into difficulty on their kayaks.
The casualties were taken aboard the Y-boat and into the beach at Freshwater East where they were me by members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team. The Y-boat then went back to retrieve the kayak from the rocks and dropped it to the beach, before returning to the all-weather lifeboat.
With the casualties now safely ashore, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 2.10pm.
At 9.30am on Monday 30th October, Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following the report that a 12-metre commercial fishing vessel had broken down one-mile south-east of Stackpole.
The vessel had lost all power, having fouled both propellers whilst fishing.
The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made their way to the casualty, arriving 20 minutes later. Once alongside, the crew of the casualty vessel requested a tow back to their home port of Milford Haven.
The vessel was then taken in tow back towards Milford Haven and once about 3 miles southeast of the entrance to Milford Haven Waterway, Angle lifeboat launched and took over the tow for the remaining few miles.
Tenby lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.30am.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.