Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launched at 4:55pm on Mon 15 June following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a member of the public stating that a dinghy seemed to be making little headway against an offshore wind off the Penally end of Tenby’s South Beach. The lifeboat was on scene within minutes, with the volunteer crew quickly locating the casualty vessel. Once alongside, the crew made sure no medical attention was needed before towing the dinghy into the shore, where the occupants were met by RNLI Lifeguards.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5:48pm on Sunday 7th June following a report from the 52m sail training vessel Lord Nelson that a 62yr old had gone over on his ankle, suffering a laceration to the back of his head approx. 10 miles south of Caldey Island. The volunteer crew made best speed to the casualty vessel.
Whilst the lifeboat was en route, the casualty began slipping in and out of consciousness so it was decided by Milford Haven Coastguard that an RAF Seaking rescue helicopter would be the best option for evacuating him. Once alongside the Lord Nelson, 3 RNLI crew members went aboard to assess the casualty. Luckily, there was a nurse on board that had been attending to him so he was all ready to be placed into a stretcher and taken aboard the lifeboat. The helicopter was soon on scene and winched the casualty up and transferred him to Morriston hospital.
The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 7:26pm
Tenby’s Inshore lifeboat was launched at 3:20pm on Saturday 30 May after Milford Haven Coastguard received reports from 5 youths who had become cut off by the incoming tide at Monkstone Point.
The volunteer crew were soon on scene and located the casualties on the north side of Monkstone Point, making their way towards Swallow Tree Bay. They were taken aboard the lifeboat where they were given lifejackets and checked over in case they required medical attention before being dropped off into the custody Tenby Coastguard Team who were waiting in Saundersfoot Harbour.
The lifeboat arrived back on station at 4:00pm.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches after vessel suffers fouled propeller 31 miles south-west of Tenby.
Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was requested to launch after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a 12 meter fishing vessel which had suffered a fouled propeller 31 miles south-west of Tenby.
The volunteer crew were quickly on the water making best speed towards the vessel but the lifeboat was stood down as the Skipper of the fishing boat had managed to clear the problem.
As Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was already near Freshwater East whilst returning from their previous shout, the volunteer crew were requested to assist a small seven metre power boat with a fouled propeller in Freshwater West Bay. The all-weather lifeboat made its way around to the bay and towed the boat towards Sheep Rock. In the meantime, Angle RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched their Tamar class lifeboat shortly before 6pm to a continue to tow the power boat to the safety of Neyland Marina. The small power boat was towed for 10 miles by Angle RNLI, arriving safely at Neyland Marina by 7:15pm.
Both lifeboats were finally stood down, with Tenby volunteers returning to station at 7:10pm whilst Angle volunteers following shortly after at 7:45pm.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard shortly after 4pm on Monday25th May after they received reports that a person had fallen off a cliff in Bull Slaughter Bay. As the volunteer crew were making their way to join Rescue 169 helicopter and Tenby and St Govan’s cliff rescue teams, the volunteers were informed that the casualty had been winched up to the helicopter and was being transferred to hospital.
Before leaving the scene, the volunteers decided to deploy the smaller y-boat to check on the rest of the climbing party before returning to station. The party were asked if they would like to be transferred back to shore on the lifeboat but the offer was declined.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8:02pm on Saturday 9th May after a report from the Police that an at-risk 17yr old male was missing in the Lydstep area. The boat was soon on scene and the volunteer crew began a search of the rocks and shoreline from Giltar Point towards East Moor cliff and back again whilst the Tenby and St Govans Coastguard units and Police Helicopter X-ray 99 searched the land.
As the lifeboat neared Proud Giltar towards the end of their search leg, and with light fading quickly, the Police decided they were happy with the area that the boat had searched and stood the lifeboat down. The boat was re-housed at 9.30pm. The missing youth was later found by Police in the Penally area.
On Saturday 2nd May, we held our annual car wash. It was once again very kindly hosted by Tenby Fire Station – a very big thanks to them! Despite being a cold and overcast day, there were plenty of cars passing through the doors. A big thanks also goes to Qinetiq who very kindly agreed to match any the donations we received!
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller launched at 16:37hrs on Thurs 9th April following a report to Miford Haven Coastguard from Ambulance Control that a 14yr old girl had fallen badly on rocks at Barafundle Beach, suffering back and neck injuries.
The lifeboat was tasked to ferry the casualty around to Stackpole Quay which was the closest place the Paramedics could get the ambulance to. The boat was soon on scene and found the Paramedics already stabilising the casualty with the help of St Govans Cliff Rescue Team. The Y Boat was launched with 2 volunteer crew members and a stretcher aboard and taken into the beach.
Once the casualty had been loaded onto the stretcher, she was taken aboard the Y Boat along with a Paramedic and conveyed the short distance around the headland to Stackpole Quay where she was met by Tenby Coastguards and the ambulance. She was then taken to Hospital with a suspected broken collar bone.
Alex Ellis-Roswell arrived in Tenby yesterday on 17th February. Alex is in the process of walking the whole 6500 miles of British coastline whilst raising as much money as he can for his chosen charity – the RNLI. He spent a well-deserved night in the Giltar Hotel which was very kindly donated by owner Pat Jenkins before continuing his journey on Wednesday morning.
Alex is pictured to the right with Pat Jenkins of the Giltar hotel and Tenby Coxswain Phil John.