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ALB rescue

Haydn Miller tasked on 4th shout of day . . . .

As the Haydn Miller was leaving the scene to return to station after the previous tasking, another yacht reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they were in difficulty off Burry Holmes.

The lifeboat made best speed to the last known position but luckily, by this time, the yacht was out of trouble and making its way toward Burry Port Harbour.

The lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller launched after yacht goes aground . . . .

Just after 7pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched for the 3rd time after yacht was reported to be aground on Carmarthen Bar.

On arriving at the scene, there was insufficient water for the volunteer crew to get in close so the lifeboat stood off as safety cover as Burry Port inshore lifeboat towed the vessel free.

The lifeboat returned to station.

Haydn Miller tasked after 12yr old girls goes missing in surf off Rhossili . . . .

Just after 3:45pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched for the 2nd time in the day, this time after Milford Haven Coastguard received a report that a 12yr old girl was seen to enter the surf at Rhossili beach and not come back out.

The lifeboat launched and the volunteer crew headed for Rhossili. Whilst enroute, Milford Haven Coastguard received a further report that the girl was now out of the sea and was safe ashore.

The Haydn Miller stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller assists capsized dinghy off Coppet Hall . . . .

Just after 12pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call stating that a small sailing dinghy had capsized off Coppet Hall and its occupants were in the water.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and made best speed to Coppet Hall. Once on scene, a local vessel confirmed that they had pulled occupants of the capsized dinghy out of the water and dropped them ashore.

With the casualties safe and well, their dinghy was righted and a volunteer crew member placed aboard as the lifeboat towed it toward the shore. Once in close enough, due to the shallow depth of water, a local vessel brought the dinghy into the shore.

The Haydn Miller then returned to station, arriving at 12:55pm.

Haydn Miller tasked following red flare sighting . . . .

At 1.45am today (4 August), Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to check out a vessel that had been located during a search by Coastguard teams and a rescue helicopter after red flares were sighted off Stackpole. The vessel in question was moored off Broadhaven and had a fishing rod over the side but the helicopter couldn’t see anyone aboard.

As the volunteer crew were assembling, news came through that the owner of the vessel had been found safely ashore at home.

The lifeboat crew were stood down and returned home.

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.

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.