Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 3.30pm on 30th December following a report from a concerned member of the public that his dog had gone over the cliff at Barafundle.
The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, some 11 miles west of Tenby.
As the lifeboat was within a few hundred metres of Barafundle, the Coastguard received a further call stating that the owner had managed to coax the dog to swim back around to Barafundle beach and that both the dog and owner were now safe and well ashore.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.20pm.
The owners and the dog came to the station on New Year’s Day after the Lifeboat recovered from the Saundersfoot swim to say thank-you.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 3am on Christmas eve following a report from a man claiming to be stuck on an island near Rhossili Beach, 18 miles east of the station.
The volunteer crew made their way to the through moderate seas. Once on scene, due to the sea state and poor visibility, they were unable to get close so were tasked with illuminating the causeway from Rhossili Beach to Worm’s Head to enable Coastguard Teams to safely get across and continue their search.
Whilst they were doing this, Burry Port lifeboats were searching Burry Holms.
After a brief search, the casualty was located on Worm’s Head. He was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.
He was escorted across the causeway before being checked over by paramedics.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving shortly after 6am.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 1pm today (Sunday 12th November) after report of 2 kayakers in difficulty at Trewent Point, Freshwater East.
The lifeboat was on scene 15 minutes later and the volunteer crew quickly spotted the casualties on the rocks.
The Y-boat was then launched with two crew members aboard and proceeded into the rocks where the casualties were checked over. Luckily, they were not injured, just stranded on the rocks after getting into difficulty on their kayaks.
The casualties were taken aboard the Y-boat and into the beach at Freshwater East where they were me by members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team. The Y-boat then went back to retrieve the kayak from the rocks and dropped it to the beach, before returning to the all-weather lifeboat.
With the casualties now safely ashore, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 2.10pm.
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.
At 4.35pm on Tuesday 31st October, the crew of Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were paged following a report that a kite surfer seemed to be in difficulty off Tenby’s South beach.
Five minutes later, whilst the volunteer crew were on the shoreline preparing to launch, they noticed the passenger vessel Caldey Abbey II approaching the beach. A kite surfer jumped over the side and then made his way ashore.
Before returning to station, the crew chatted to the surfer, who confirmed he’d been the one in trouble and was in no need of medical assistance.
Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance.
At 9.30am on Monday 30th October, Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following the report that a 12-metre commercial fishing vessel had broken down one-mile south-east of Stackpole.
The vessel had lost all power, having fouled both propellers whilst fishing.
The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made their way to the casualty, arriving 20 minutes later. Once alongside, the crew of the casualty vessel requested a tow back to their home port of Milford Haven.
The vessel was then taken in tow back towards Milford Haven and once about 3 miles southeast of the entrance to Milford Haven Waterway, Angle lifeboat launched and took over the tow for the remaining few miles.
Tenby lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.30am.
On Monday 30th October at 8pm ITV (national) are starting a four part series called The Harbour, which features several of our crew members, including Coxswain Phil John.
The show follows the four crew at Tenby, amongst other Tenby locals, over a year and charts the stories around Tenby Harbour over the different seasons.
The show was originally aired on ITV in Wales only earlier this year and was so successful that it is one of the only Wales only shows to be picked up and run nationally in this way, so everyone at the station are really excited.
Here’s the trailer for the first episode:
Haydn Miller launched during Storm Brian after person thought to be washed off rocks at Skrinkle . . . .
At 9.20am on Saturday 21st October, during Storm Brian, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched following a report that somebody had been washed off the rocks by the large swell at Skrinkle.
The volunteer crew made best speed to Skrinkle through huge seas, whilst being buffeted by 65mph gusts.
Once on scene, the lifeboat got as close as was safely possible in the huge swell and began to perform a search between Skrinkle and Lydstep, whilst Coastguard teams searched from the cliffs above and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 search from the air.
As the search continued, the Coastguard received a call from someone claiming to be the person that had been on the rocks. Once this was confirmed, and that the person was safe and well, all units were stood down.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 10:50am
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.
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were launched at 7pm on Saturday 23rd September following a report from Dyfed Powys Police that a female had gone missing in the Morfa Bychan area of Pendine.
The boats were on scene some 15 minutes later and the volunteer crew began coastline searches between Telpyn and Dolwen points, while Tenby and Llansteffan Coastguard Teams, Police units and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 also searched the area.
At 9pm, after thoroughly searching the coastline and with nothing found and daylight fading fast, both boats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 9.20pm.