At 7.30am this morning (18 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a swimmer was missing off Broadhaven.
The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed to Broadhaven.
As the lifeboat was passing Lydstep, a call came through from Milford Haven Coastguard confirming that the casualty was now safe and well ashore.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 7:55am.
Shortly after returning from supporting the Caldey swim this morning (14 August), Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was called into action again, this time after a fisherman suffered a reaction to a sting from a fish some 16 miles south of Caldey.
The casualty made the call for assistance to Milford Haven Coastguard, stating that he was in extreme pain and that his finger was swelling up quickly.
The lifeboat was on the water just after 1pm and headed towards the 16ft casualty vessel. Once on scene, volunteer lifeboat crew members went aboard to assess the casualty.
After being checked over, the casualty confirmed that he was now feeling a lot better and was happy to continue fishing.
The lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 2.30pm.
As the volunteer crew of the Haydn Miller were performing a towing exercise this evening (9 August) Milford Haven Coastguard requested that they head towards Burry Holmes to assist a 29ft yacht that had suffered engine failure and was making little progress in light winds against the tide.
The lifeboat was soon heading towards the casualty vessel. Once alongside, the occupants of the yacht requested a tow to Saundersfoot.
Two and a half hours later, the yacht was safely at Saundersfoot.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 11pm.
Again, as the Haydn Miller was returning to station from a previous job, the volunteer crew were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to their 5th incident of the day, this time at Castle Beach, Tenby where several people had been reported in difficulty in the sea which the inshore lifeboat was already at.
On arrival, it was found that all casualties were out of the water and being attended to by Tenby Fire Brigade who happened to be on scene as part of Tenby’s Summer Spectacular.
The lifeboat was stood down for the final time and returned to station, arriving at 9pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.