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ALB rescue

Tenby RNLI lifeboat crew assist police in recovering boat . . . .

Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am on Sunday (26 June) to assist Dyfed-Powys Police.

The Police wanted to recover a 17ft sailing vessel heading from Saundersfoot Harbour towards Worms Head so requested the assistance of the lifeboat.

Tenby RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller was soon heading down the slipway with two police officers aboard and made best speed towards the last known position.

The volunteer crew quickly located the vessel about four-and-a-half miles south east of Saundersfoot Harbour.

The lifeboat crew attached a tow line to the vessel and it was towed back to Saundersfoot and reunited with its owner.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 12.10pm.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches on mercy mission after monk taken ill on Caldey Island . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am today (12 June) after one of the monks fell ill on Caldey Island. The Haydn Miller was on the water within 6 minutes, with the volunteer crew joined by 2 Paramedics.

Once at Caldey, the Paramedics went ashore and up to the village to assess the casualty, with a crew member going along to provide communications with the lifeboat. The Haydn Miller then returned to the Harbour to collect members of Tenby’s Coastguard Rescue team in case a helicopter landing site needed to be set up.

Shortly after the lifeboat arrived back at Caldey, the on scene Paramedics decided that a helicopter was the best method to evacuate the casualty so the Coastguard team were put ashore to go up to the Lighthouse to prepare the island’s helicopter landing site.

Once stabilised, the casualty was brought up to the lighthouse in a stretcher, where Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan landed just after 12pm. The patient was handed into the care of the helicopter’s Paramedic and was then flown to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

The lifeboat then left Caldey, returning to station just after 1pm.

Haydn Miller launches after kayak capsizes off Freshwater East . . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.18pm today (31 May) after a kayak capsized off Trewent point near Freshwater East.

As the Haydn Miller was arriving on scene, the occupant of the kayak was being picked out of the water by the crew of the Manorbier Range Safety vessel Smit Merrion, who happened to be in the area. The casualty was then transferred aboard the lifeboat to be assessed before being brought ashore in Freshwater East where the Coastguard were waiting to meet him.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 3.30pm.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches after dog goes over cliff at Manorbier . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.25pm today (30 May) after a report that a dog had gone over the cliff at Manorbier.

The volunteer crew soon had the lifeboat on the water and made best speed towards Manorbier. As they were approaching the scene, Milford Haven Coastguard confirmed that the dog had been safely recovered and was now back in the possession of its owner.

The Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station.

Tenby RNLI lifeboats rescue kayaker from rocks after he capsizes off West Moor cliff.

Tenby RNLI lifeboats rescue kayaker from rocks after he capsizes off West Moor cliff . . . . .

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats launched shortly before 4pm today (18th May) after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a gentleman stating that his friend had disappeared from sight after he was unable to get back into his kayak after capsizing in a fresh offshore breeze.

Both lifeboats were quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew making best speed toward the casualty’s position.

Once on scene, the lifeboats were directed towards the casualty by a local fishing boat that had spotted him swimming towards the rocks and had stood-by whilst he made his way ashore.

The inshore lifeboat went into the rocks and took the casualty aboard. He was then transferred to the all-weather lifeboat to be checked over whilst awaiting the arrival of rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan. The helicopter was soon overhead and winched the casualty up and then landed him on Freshwater East beach where paramedics were waiting to check him over. The casualty was feeling cold and unwell due to ingesting sea water so it was decided that he should be flown to Withybush Hospital, accompanied by one of the Paramedics.

Both boats were then stood down, arriving back at station at about 5.30pm.

Tenby Lifeboat launches after man goes over cliff after his dog . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at approximately 12.45pm on 23rd April following a report that a gentleman was stuck on a cliff near Broadhaven after climbing down to attempt to rescue his dog that had fallen off. Units also tasked were Tenby and St Govans Coastguard and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187.

The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made best speed to the area. Once on scene, the casualty was spotted clinging to rocks around 20ft from the top of the cliff. The ‘Y boat’ was then launched and a crew member was put ashore to make contact with and reassure the casualty that help was on its way.

Rescue helicopter 187 was soon on scene where they lowered the winch man to retrieve both the casualty and his dog and return them to the top of the cliff where they were met by the Coastguard teams. Sadly, the dog had passed away. The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 2.10pm.

Haydn Miller launches on first shout of year to assist 94m cargo vessel . . . . .

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched just after 11pm on Monday 2 February after the 94 metre cargo vessel Aasvik suffered engine failure 8.5 miles South east of Tenby.

The crew of the vessel were attempting to deploy their anchor but due to the swell and the risk of the vessel grounding if the anchor failed to hold, the lifeboat was requested. Mumbles lifeboat was also put on stand-by.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and stood by in rough seas as the crew of the casualty vessel secured the anchor. Once it was determined that the anchor was holding successfully, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard, arriving back at station at 00:35.

All weather lifeboat launched after 4 kayaks are reported overdue at Towy Boat Club . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat launched around 6.15pm on Saturday 14 November after a report that 4 kayaks were overdue at Towy Boat Club, Llansteffan.
The kayaks had left Carmarthen around 10am, intending to arrive at Towy Boat Club sometime in the afternoon, before paddling back to Carmarthen. When they failed to arrive by early evening, concerned family raised the alarm.

The volunteer crew launched into rough seas and made best speed towards the Towy Estuary. Other units already searching were Ferryside Inshore Rescue boat, Coastguard, Police and Fire & Rescue teams and a Search and Rescue Helicopter had also been tasked.

As the lifeboat was passing Pendine, news came through that the casualties had been found near the railway bridge at Carmarthen. They were not in need of assistance and were safe.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 6.45pm.

All weather lifeboat assists vessel with engine failure . . . . .

Tenby’s all weather lifeboat launched shortly after 1.15pm on Monday 2nd November following a call to Milford Haven Coastguard from the single occupant of a 15ft fishing vessel reporting that he’d suffered engine failure approximately 2 miles south-east of Trewent Point.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and went alongside the casualty vessel where the skipper requested a tow back to Stackpole. Once at Stackpole, the Y-boat was launched to tow the vessel into the slipway where it was put onto its trailer by the owner.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 2.45pm.