Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5.45pm on Thursday 16th August following a report that a kayak had capsized off Swanlake Bay, leaving two people in the water.
The crew made best speed to the scene, some six miles West of Tenby. Whilst on their way, news came through that both casualties had managed to get to safety, with one swimming ashore and the other climbing a cliff and both were now with the Coastguard.
The lifeboat was tasked to recover the kayak if possible to prevent further calls from concerned members of the public. Once recovered, the kayak was brought ashore at Freshwater East by the lifeboat’s ‘Y Boat’.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, rehousing at 7.10pm
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after midday on Thursday 10th May following a report that a large wave had capsized a rib off Sandtop Bay on the south-west side of Caldey Island. It was unknown if the occupants were still in the water.
Whilst the lifeboat was making best speed towards the island, news came through from the Coastguard that the three occupants of the rib had made it ashore and were cold but otherwise safe and well.
As the volunteer crew arrived at Sandtop, they could see the upturned vessel inside the surfline, near the beach. Due to the large swell running into the beach, it was too dangerous to attempt to retrieve the boat.
A short time later, the rib washed ashore on Sandtop where the occupants and some of their colleagues that had arrived on Caldey to help, were waiting to pull it out of the water. Their plan was to tow it off and back to Lydstep later in the day once the swell subsided.
With the vessel ashore and nobody in danger, the lifeboat was released to return to station, arriving at 2.25pm.
Tenby’s relief RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked shortly after 3pm today (Friday 3rd November) after a report that 5 people were cut off by the tide at Giltar Quarry.
As the volunteer crew were preparing to launch, a further call to the Coastguard confirmed that the casualties had made their own way to safety and no longer needed assistance.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ launched at 1.35pm today (2nd October) following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that several people had been cut off by the tide on the north side of Worm’s Head, 17 miles south-east of Tenby.
Due to the swell in the area, the volunteer crew were tasked with providing safety cover to Burry Port Inshore Lifeboat whilst they attempted to get the casualties to safety.
As both lifeboats were heading to the incident, Coastguard Teams on scene reported that the casualties had managed to wade to safety and were no longer in danger. All units were stood down and returned to station.
Georgina Taylor was requested to launch at 00.25am on Wednesday 2nd August after a report two people that they were cut off by the incoming tide on Tenby’s South Beach.
The lifeboat was on scene within minutes, with the volunteer crew searching rocks below the Esplanade.
Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team soon arrived on scene and found that the pair had managed to make it safely up to the Esplanade and were now back at their hotel.
The volunteer crew stood down and rehoused the boat.
Tenby’s lifeboat crew held their annual car wash at Tenby Fire Station on Saturday 15th April. With a steady stream of cars passing through for the duration of the event, it was another huge success. Massive thanks once again to everyone at Tenby Fire Station for the use of their facilities and also helping out during the event.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 4.50pm this evening (23rd November) after a report from a member of the public that a dog was possibly in a distressed state and cut off by the tide near Amroth.
Once on scene, the volunteer crew did a shoreline search from Amroth to Wiseman’s Bridge but with nothing found and no more reports of a distressed dog, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard, arriving back at station at 5.40pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were paged at 16:44hrs on 14 September after the crew of a small speedboat reported that they had a rope around their propeller off Wiseman’s Bridge.
As the volunteer crew were assembling, the casualty vessel reported that they’d managed to free the rope and were back underway.
The lifeboat was stood down.
Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Dyfed Powys Police at 2.50pm today (1 September) to assist them by bringing officers over to deal with an incident on Caldey Island.
Once the Police were assembled at the station, the lifeboat launched and made best speed to the monastic island.
As there was insufficient water to allow the lifeboat alongside the jetty at Caldey, the police were put onto one of the Caldey boats to drop them onto the island. The lifeboat then returned to station to collect members of Tenby Coastguard team to assist the police if a search of the island was required.
As the lifeboat was arriving back at Caldey, the police confirmed that they had resolved the issue and were ready to return to Tenby.
With the tide now high enough for the Haydn Miller to get alongside the jetty, the police were taken back aboard and returned to station, arriving at 4.05pm.
A spokesperson for Tenby Lifeboat Station said “This is a great example of a multi-agency response to an incident on Caldey Island, showing how effectively the RNLI, police and coastguard can work together to provide a successful conclusion”.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 1.25pm today (1 September) after a youth who was walking the coast path from Saundersfoot failed to arrive in Tenby on time.
The lifeboat immediately started a shoreline search from 1st point to Swallowtree, also keeping an eye on the coast path for any signs of the missing person. Once at Swallowtree, with no sign of the casualty, the volunteer crew reversed their search and headed back towards Tenby.
As the lifeboat was approaching Tenby, Dyfed Powys Police confirmed that the walker had been found safe and well. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 2.10pm