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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.