All-weather Lifeboat Rescues

This page shows the details of the 15 rescues that the Haydn Miller has performed so far in 2017. They are shown in reverse order so that the most recent is at the top. Below these, you will find details of the 32 rescues performed in 2016.


    Haydn Miller assists sailing vessel with fouled prop . . . .

  • Date: 24/06/2017
  • Time: 17:05:00
  • Wind: SW 16 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Yacht with fouled propeller
  • Position: 1st Point, Tenby
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm on Saturday 24th June after the crew of a 25ft sailing yacht reported that they had fouled their propeller off 1st Point. The volunteer crew were alongside the casualty vessel within minutes of hitting the water and launched the y-boat to get a better look at what had fouled the casualty vessel’s propeller. It turned out to be a keep pot and was released using a boat hook, allowing the crew of the yacht, which had been on passage from Swansea, to moor in the bay off Tenby’s North Beach. The lifeboat then returned to station, rehousing at 6pm.

    Haydn Miller launches after child goes missing in surf on the Gower . . . .

  • Date: 17/06/2017
  • Time: 16:30:00
  • Wind: SSW 15 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Child missing in surf of Llangennith
  • Position: Llangennith, Gower
  • Details: At 4.30pm, on Saturday 17th June, Tenby's all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch after a report that a child had gone missing in surf at Llangennith – 15 miles south-east of Tenby. As the volunteer crew were making best speed to the scene, a further report confirmed that the child had been found safe and well. The lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5pm.

    Haydn Miller rescues kayakers in difficulty . . . .

  • Date: 03/06/2017
  • Time: 18:15:00
  • Wind: WSW 16 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Kayakers in difficulty
  • Position: Wiseman's Bridge
  • Details: Haydn Miller’s second launch of the day happened at 6.15pm on 3rd June 2017. This time, the volunteer crew were tasked to check out 2 kayakers that looked to be in difficulty off Wiseman’s Bridge. A member of the public had reported that the kayakers were making little headway and one of them had fallen out and seemed to be having difficulty getting back in. The lifeboat made best speed to the area and quickly located the kayakers. They were both taken aboard the lifeboat, where one was starting to show signs of hypothermia. He was treated whilst the lifeboat headed back to Tenby and an ambulance was requested to meet the casualty at the station. Once back at the station, both casualties were checked over by Paramedics, with one being released. The other required further treatment and used the shower facilities at the station to warm up before the Paramedics were happy to let him return home.

    Haydn Miller launched after yacht suffers fouled propellor . . . .

  • Date: 03/06/2017
  • Time: 12:30:00
  • Wind: WSW 18 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: 9-metre yacht with fouled propellor
  • Position: Caldey point
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched shortly before 12.30pm on Saturday 3rd June after a report from a nine-metre yacht in difficulty off Caldey point. The volunteer crew soon had the casualty vessel in sight and went alongside to assess the problem. The vessel had suffered a fouled propeller which they thought was caused by a fishing net so they requested a tow to Tenby. The tow was set up and some 30 mins later, the vessel was safely alongside the pier in Tenby. The lifeboat then returned to station.

    Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats launched after lady suffers severe back pain on Caldey Island . . . .

  • Date: 29/05/2017
  • Time: 14:20:00
  • Wind: SW 15 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Lady with severe back pain
  • Position: Caldey Island
  • Details: Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboat were launched with a Paramedic aboard at 2.20pm on Monday 29th May after a report that a lady had severe back pain on Caldey Island. The lifeboat arrived at Caldey and as the tide was too low to get into the jetty, the Paramedic and some volunteer crew were dropped ashore by the inshore lifeboat, where they were met by Caldey Fire Crew and taken to the casualty. The all-weather lifeboat returned to Tenby to pick up members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team to assist in securing a helicopter landing site at Caldey Lighthouse if required. After his assessment of the casualty, the Paramedic decided that a helicopter extraction of the casualty was best so she was brought up to the lighthouse to the landing site which had been secured by Tenby Coastguard and lifeboat crew. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was soon overhead and landed to take the casualty on board and transport her to hospital. The lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 4.30pm

    Haydn Miller launched after dinghy spotted drifting off St Govans . . . .

  • Date: 26/05/2017
  • Time: 17:55:00
  • Wind: ESE 18 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Drifting Dinghy
  • Position: New Quay Bay, St Govans
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched shortly before 6pm on Friday 26th May following a report from a member of the public that a dingy was drifting off St Govans. The lifeboat was on scene some 20 minutes later and the volunteer crew quickly located the small tender-type dinghy just off New Quay Bay. The dinghy was brought aboard the lifeboat and after careful examination, the crew determined that it hadn’t been recently occupied and had probably broken loose from a passing vessel and been blown towards land by the onshore winds. With this in mind and with nobody reported missing, the lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 7.15pm

    Haydn Miller launched after 9 metre cabin cruiser suffers engine failure 4 miles south of Caldey Island . . . .

  • Date: 22/05/2017
  • Time: 16:15:00
  • Wind: WSW 15 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: slight
  • Casualty type: 9-metre cabin cruiser
  • Position: 4 miles south of Caldey Island
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched at approximately 4.15pm on Monday 22nd May following a report from the skipper of a 9-metre cabin cruiser that he’d suffered engine failure 4 miles south of Caldey Island. The lifeboat made best speed towards the reported position, arriving on scene just 15 minutes after launching. Once the lifeboat was alongside, the skipper of the casualty vessel, which had four persons onboard, confirmed the vessel had lost all power and requested a tow back to Tenby. The volunteer crew then set up the tow and began the trip back to Tenby. On arriving back at Tenby, the casualty vessel was put on the lifeboat’s outer moorings and the occupants taken aboard the lifeboat, which then rehoused at 17:45pm.

    Haydn Miller launched after 4 metre dinghy sailing from Lands End to John O Groats is becalmed 13 miles south of Caldey . . . .

  • Date: 10/05/2017
  • Time: 21:20:00
  • Wind: NNE 8 knots
  • Weather: Clear
  • Sea conditions: Smooth
  • Casualty type: 4m sailing dinghy
  • Position: 13 miles south of Caldey Island
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was tasked to launch at approximately 9.20pm on Wednesday 10th May following a report from the sole occupant of a 4-metre sailing dinghy that he’d been becalmed 13 miles south of Caldey Island. The gentleman was in the process of sailing from Lands’ End to John O Groats for charity when the wind died and left him drifting in the Bristol Channel while he was trying to reach his overnight destination of Freshwater East. Luckily for him, he was well prepared and had a VHF radio and GPS so was able to call the Coastguard with his position. The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and reached the casualty 25 minutes later. The occupant was in good health and needed no medical attention. He was taken aboard the lifeboat, along with his sailing vessel and taken to his original destination of Freshwater East. He was then taken ashore in the Y-boat, along with his dinghy and was met by St Govans Cliff Rescue Team. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.10pm.

    Both lifeboats launched after two people get cut off by incoming tide between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth . . . .

  • Date: 30/04/2017
  • Time: 09:30:00
  • Wind: SE 25 knots
  • Weather: Showers
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: 2 persons cut off by tide
  • Position: Between Wiseman's Bridge and Amroth
  • Details: Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were tasked to launch at approximately 9.20am today (Sunday 30th April) following a report from two walkers stating that they were cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth. The casualties had left Saundersfoot earlier in the day around low tide and had decided to walk to Amroth along the beach. As the tide came in, they found themselves surrounded by water and had to climb the rocks. Both lifeboats made best speed towards the general area of Amroth in a rough south-easterly swell. The volunteer crew quickly spotted the casualties waving at them from rocks between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth. The inshore lifeboat helmsman took the boat into the rocks but after assessing the conditions, decided that due to the swell, it was too dangerous to attempt to get them off by sea. The Coxswain then requested Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan. Once on scene, the helicopter picked up the casualties one by one and winched them up, where they were checked over to ensure they didn’t need medical attention. They were then dropped off with Tenby Cliff Recue team who returned them to where they were staying. The lifeboats were then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.10am.

    Haydn Miller assists fishing vessel with gearbox failure . . . .

  • Date: 12/04/2017
  • Time: 09:10:00
  • Wind: 14 knots WSW
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: 30ft Vessel with gearbox failure
  • Position: 3nm NW of Burry Holmes
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched at 9.10 am on Wednesday 12th April after a report that a 30ft fishing vessel had suffered gearbox failure off Burry Holmes, 15 miles south east of the station. The volunteer crew made best speed towards the last known position, where they located the casualty vessel some 3 miles north west of Burry Holmes. The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel, and the skipper requested a tow back to Burry Port. Due to the strong spring tide in the area, it was deemed the Haydn Miller would be the best option rather than the smaller Burry Port lifeboat so a tow was rigged and the fishing vessel was taken towards Burry Port. Once off Whitford Light, the spring tide had eased enough for the tow to be taken over by Burry Port lifeboat for the remainder of the distance to the harbour. Having passed the tow to Burry Port lifeboat, the Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving shortly after 11.20am.

    Haydn Miller assists vessel with engine failure 4 miles south of Caldey Island . . . .

  • Date: 06/04/2017
  • Time: 21:30:00
  • Wind: WMW 2 knots
  • Weather: Clear
  • Sea conditions: Smooth
  • Casualty type: 30ft vessel with engine failure
  • Position: 4 miles south of Caldey Island
  • Details: At approximately 9.30pm this evening, Thursday 6 April, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch after a report from the crew of a 30ft fishing vessel stating that they had suffered engine failure some 4 miles south of Caldey Island. The lifeboat made best speed towards the position and quickly located the fishing vessel, before going alongside. The skipper of the casualty vessel, which had been heading for Burry Port, then requested a tow to Tenby. The volunteer crew took the vessel in tow towards Tenby, arriving at 11:20pm. Once the casualty vessel was safely moored off the lifeboat slip, the two crew were taken aboard the lifeboat which then re-housed.

    Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats in search for missing person . . . .

  • Date: 22/02/2017
  • Time: 10:45:00
  • Wind: WSW 25 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: Missing person
  • Position: Skrinkle area
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 10:45am today (22nd February) following a report from the Police that a person was missing in the Skrinkle area. The all-weather lifeboat made best speed in rough seas towards Skrinkle and began a search of the area. Once it was deemed that the conditions were safe enough for the Inshore Lifeboat that was launched and joined the search too. As the inshore lifeboat was arriving on scene, members of St Govans Coastguard cliff team spotted the casualty at the base of a 100ft+ cliff in a small cove. The inshore lifeboat went into the cove in in between waves and dropped off three crew members to go and assess the best way of extracting the casualty. In the meantime, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan was tasked to provide assistance, whilst the Coastguard cliff team prepared to send a technician down from the top. Due to the increasing swell going into the cove, it was decided that a sea extraction was too dangerous. Once Rescue 187 arrived on scene, they decided that due to the small dimensions of the cove and many loose stones above, it was unsafe for them to try to winch the casualty and crew up. The only option left was to take everyone up by rope. Both lifeboats then stood-by and provided safety cover whilst the three lifeboat crew members and Coastguard cliff rescue technician were winched up to the top of the cliff, before the helicopter retrieved the casualty. All units were then stood down and the lifeboats returned to station, arriving at 3.30pm.

    Haydn Miller requested to launch after walker gets cut off by tide . . . .

  • Date: 02/02/2017
  • Time: 16:45:00
  • Wind: S 34 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: Walker cut off by tide
  • Position: Between Waterwynch and Monkstone
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 16:45pm today (2 February) following a report from a walker that he was cut off by the tide between Waterwynch and Monkstone. The all-weather lifeboat was requested as opposed to the inshore lifeboat due to the big south easterly swell on scene that would make a rescue by the much smaller craft too dangerous. As the crew were assembling and preparing to launch, the casualty made a further call to the Coastguard to state that he’d managed to climb the cliff to safety and was making his way along the coast path towards Waterwynch. The lifeboat was then stood down and the crew returned home.

    Tenby all-weather lifeboat launched after walker gets stuck on Worm’s Head . . . .

  • Date: 25/01/2017
  • Time: 14:45:00
  • Wind: Southerly 20 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Walker cut off by tide
  • Position: Worm's Head
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.55pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017 following a report that a walker was cut off by the incoming tide 16 miles away at Worm’s Head. The volunteer crew made best speed in choppy seas towards Worm’s Head where they were tasked to stand by and provide safety cover to Horton & Port Eynon Inshore lifeboat as they attempted to retrieve the casualty in a south-easterly swell on the limitations of the boat. As the lifeboat arrived on scene, the Inshore lifeboat reported that they had successfully managed to get the casualty off the rocks. With nobody left in danger and the Inshore lifeboat returning to station with the casualty, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.40pm.

    Tenby all-weather lifeboat assists vessel in first launch of year . . . .

  • Date: 04/01/2017
  • Time: 16:40:00
  • Wind: WNW 14 knots
  • Weather: Cloudy
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Vessel making little headway against wind and tide
  • Position: Burry Holmes
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 4.40pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 following a report that a vessel was in difficulty near Burry Holmes. The seven metre vessel, with 2 persons aboard, had been on passage from Swansea to Milford Haven when they started to struggle to make headway against the wind and tide. The volunteer crew made best speed toward the vessel’s last reported position, 15 miles east of Tenby, with Burry Port’s lifeboat also launched to assist in locating the vessel. On arrival, the casualty vessel was located one mile north-west of Burry Holmes and the skipper of the casualty vessel requested a tow to Tenby. The vessel was taken in tow and on arrival at Tenby harbour some two hours later, the vessel made its own way into the harbour and was moored safely alongside. At 7.30pm, nearly three hours after launching, the lifeboat returned to station.

    Tenby all-weather lifeboat launches to assist climbers cut off by heavy swell . . . .

  • Date: 14/10/2016
  • Time: 19:30:00
  • Wind: E 23 knots
  • Weather: Rain
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: Climbers cut off by swell
  • Position: Church Rock, Broadhaven
  • Details: Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 7.30pm tonight (14 October) after a report that two people were cut off by the tide on Church Rock, Broadhaven. They were climbers who had kayaked out to the rock earlier in the day, but with the incoming tide, the swell picked up, preventing them from getting back to shore. The Haydn Miller made best speed to Broadhaven though rough seas. Once on scene, it was obvious that the lifeboat would be unable to help the casualties who were stuck at the very top of the rock, which was being pounded by a heavy swell. Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 from RAF St Athan was requested and the lifeboat stood by and waited for the helicopter to arrive. Once on scene, the helicopter was directed onto the casualties by the volunteer lifeboat crew using their searchlights. The helicopter lifted both casualties, who were fine despite their ordeal, and dropped them in a field above Broadhaven where they were met by St Govans Coastguard team and Police. The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 9.05pm

    Haydn Miller launched to assist injured kayaker off Stackpole . . . .

  • Date: 10/09/2016
  • Time: 12:50:00
  • Wind: WNW 10 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Injured kayaker
  • Position: Stackpole
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat launched shortly before 1pm today (10th September) following a report of a kayaker having been knocked out of her kayak by a large swell and sustaining several injuries. The Haydn Miller made best speed toward Stackpole, with the volunteer crew readying the 1st Aid equipment whilst enroute. Coastguard rescue helicopter Rescue 187 from St Athan was also tasked. As the lifeboat arrived on scene, the casualty was discovered lying on her kayak, having been assisted back onto it by the crew of a rib that was in the area. Due to the pain she was in, it was decided that the best (and most comfortable) way of getting her onto the lifeboat would be to float the kayak into the well at the stern of the lifeboat. Once aboard, the whole kayak was then lifted onto the deck of the boat, with the casualty still on it. The injured lady was then checked over for injuries. It turned out she had been hit by a large swell which knocked her overboard. Whilst she was in the water, a further wave washed her onto rocks and then smashed the kayak into her ribs. As the casualty was being made comfortable, the helicopter arrived and the Paramedic was lowered down to the lifeboat, before the helicopter landed on the cliff top to preserve fuel. The lifeboat crew then assisted the paramedic in getting the lady stabilised and ready to be winched up. Due to the nature of her injuries, the she was flown to the Heath hospital in Cardiff. The lifeboat dropped the kayak back ashore before returning to station, arriving at 3.10pm.

    Haydn Miller launched to assist Dyfed Powys Police with incident on Caldey Island . . . .

  • Date: 01/09/2016
  • Time: 14:50:00
  • Wind: SSW 18 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Incident on Caldey Island
  • Position: Caldey Island
  • Details: 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”.

    Haydn Miller launches after swimmer reported in difficulty off Broadhaven . . . .

  • Date: 28/08/2016
  • Time: 15:30:00
  • Wind: NW 17 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Swimmer in difficulty
  • Position: Broadhaven
  • Details: Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 3.30pm today (28 August) following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a concerned member of the public that a swimmer was in difficulty off Broadhaven. The volunteer crew made best speed towards Broadhaven, but whilst they were rounding Giltar Point, Milford Haven Coastguard requested that they check Skrinkle as they were passing following a report of 2 kayaks that had been swamped by the large swell, causing the occupants the be thrown into the sea. The inshore lifeboat was also tasked to this incident. The lifeboat was soon on scene and quickly located the kayakers in the water. They were taken aboard and checked over in case they needed medical treatment, before the lifeboat immediately continued to Broadhaven to the swimmer in difficulty. The two kayakers also had to go along as the swell was too large to put them ashore at Skrinkle. As they were passing Freshwater East, Milford Haven Coastguard reported that the casualty was now safe and well ashore and stood the lifeboat down. On the return journey to Tenby, the kayakers were dropped aboard the inshore lifeboat at Lydstep before being brought safely ashore, along with their kayaks that the inshore lifeboat had towed around from Skrinkle. Both lifeboats then returned to station, arriving at 4.30pm

    Both Tenby lifeboats in search for overdue kayak . . . .

  • Date: 26/08/2016
  • Time: 17:45:00
  • Wind: SW 12 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Smooth
  • Casualty type: Overdue kayak
  • Position: Saundersfoot area
  • Details: Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were launched at 5.45pm on 26th August after a kayak was reported to be overdue at Saundersfoot. The kayak left the beach at Saundersfoot earlier in the afternoon and when it hadn’t returned back to shore at the agreed time, worried relatives rang the Coastguard to request assistance. Both boats began searching from Waterwynch up towards Monkstone. With nothing found, they continued to search around Monkstone point towards Saundersfoot. A kayak matching the description of the one reported overdue was soon spotted. On speaking to the occupant, he confirmed that he had left the beach earlier and was heading back a little later than planned after losing track of time due to the amount of fish he was catching! The kayaker was escorted back to Saundersfoot and then both boats returned to station, arriving at 6.10pm.

    Haydn Miller assists 7m rib broken down off St Govans . . . .

  • Date: 25/08/2016
  • Time: 15:30:00
  • Wind: SW 9 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Broken down rib
  • Position: 1/2 mile south of St Govans
  • Details: At 3.30pm on Wednesday 25th August, Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat launched following a report that a 7 metre rib had suffered engine failure half a mile south of St Govans. The occupants of the vessel had an auxiliary engine but they were failing to make headway against the tide. Whilst the volunteer lifeboat crew were making best speed to the area, a local fishing boat that happened to be in the area responded to a call from Milford Haven Coastguard and pulled the rib clear of danger and stood-by until the Haydn Miller arrived. Once the lifeboat was on scene, the occupants of the casualty vessel requested a tow back to Freshwater East. The rib and her 6 occupants were soon safely back at Freshwater East and once safely ashore, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5:20pm

    Haydn Miller requested to check safety of kayaker seen passing through Sker rocks in big swell . . . .

  • Date: 19/08/2016
  • Time: 19:00:00
  • Wind: Southerly 22 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: Possible Kayaker in difficulty
  • Position: Sker rocks
  • Details: At 7pm this evening (19 August), whilst returning from the previous shout, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested by Milford Haven Coastguard to check on the safety of a kayak seen passing through the Sker rocks in rough seas. The Coastguard had taken a call from the Deputy Launching Authority at the lifeboat station stating that the sea conditions were not really suitable for a kayak. The lifeboat was soon alongside the kayaker and advised him to return to and stay in Tenby’s North Bay where it was more sheltered from the southerly swell. The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 7.10pm.

    Haydn Miller launched after 2 people are washed off rocks in heavy seas at Broadhaven . . . .

  • Date: 19/08/2016
  • Time: 17:30:00
  • Wind: SSW 20 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: Persons in water
  • Position: Broadhaven
  • Details: At 5.35pm this evening (19 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that an adult and a child had been washed off rocks in heavy seas at Broadhaven. The lifeboat was on the water within minutes, with the volunteer crew making best speed towards Broadhaven, some 11 miles west of Tenby. When the lifeboat was a few miles from the scene, further details came through from Milford Haven Coastguard stating that Coastguard Teams on shore had confirmed that the casualties had managed to climb a rock offshore from Broadhaven. However, they said there was an 8ft swell pounding the rocks, meaning that rescue by sea was probably not possible so the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter from St Athan, Rescue 187 was tasked. The Haydn Miller was requested to stand off and provide safety cover. The helicopter was overhead fifteen minutes later and lifted both casualties to safety, before dropping them ashore to the awaiting Coastguards and Paramedics. The lifeboat was then released and returned to station.

    Haydn Miller launched after swimmer reported missing off Broadhaven . . . .

  • Date: 18/08/2016
  • Time: 07:25:00
  • Wind: NE 8 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Missing swimmer
  • Position: Broadhaven
  • Details: At 07.30am this morning (18 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a swimmer was missing off Broadhaven. The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed to Broadhaven. As the lifeboat was passing Lydstep, a call came through from Milford Haven Coastguard confirming that the casualty was now safe and well ashore. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 07:55am.

    Haydn Miller launched after fisherman suffers reaction from sting by fish . . . .

  • Date: 14/08/2016
  • Time: 13:00:00
  • Wind: ESE 4 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Fisherman with injured finger
  • Position: 16 miles south of Caldey Island
  • Details: Shortly after returning from supporting the Caldey swim this morning (14 August), Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was called into action again, this time after a fisherman suffered a reaction to a sting from a fish some 16 miles south of Caldey. The casualty made the call for assistance to Milford Haven Coastguard, stating that he was in extreme pain and that his finger was swelling up quickly. The lifeboat was on the water just after 1pm and headed towards the 16ft casualty vessel. Once on scene, volunteer lifeboat crew members went aboard to assess the casualty. After being checked over, the casualty confirmed that he was now feeling a lot better and was happy to continue fishing. The lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 2.30pm.

    Haydn Miller diverted from towing exercise to assist yacht in difficulty off Burry Holmes . . . .

  • Date: 09/08/2016
  • Time: 19:15:00
  • Wind: WNW 12 knots
  • Weather: Clear
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Yacht with engine trouble
  • Position: Burry Holmes
  • Details: As the volunteer crew of the Haydn Miller were performing a towing exercise this evening (9 August) Milford Haven Coastguard requested that they head towards Burry Holmes to assist a 29ft yacht that had suffered engine failure and was making little progress in light winds against the tide. The lifeboat was soon heading towards the casualty vessel. Once alongside, the occupants of the yacht requested a tow to Saundersfoot. Two and a half hours later, the yacht was safely at Saundersfoot. The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 11pm.

    Haydn Miller tasked to assist people in the water

  • Date: 07/08/2016
  • Time: 20:45:00
  • Wind: S 19 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Swimmers in difficulty in water
  • Position: Castle Beach, Tenby
  • Details: Again, as the Haydn Miller was returning to station from a previous job, the volunteer crew were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to their 5th incident of the day, this time at Castle Beach, Tenby where several people had been reported in difficulty in the sea which the inshore lifeboat was already at. On arrival, it was found that all casualties were out of the water and being attended to by Tenby Fire Brigade who happened to be on scene as part of Tenby’s Summer Spectacular. The lifeboat was stood down for the final time and returned to station, arriving at 9pm.

    Haydn Miller tasked on 4th shout of day . . . .

  • Date: 07/08/2016
  • Time: 19:45:00
  • Wind: SW 18 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Yacht in difficulty
  • Position: Burry holmes
  • Details: As the Haydn Miller was leaving the scene to return to station after the previous tasking, another yacht reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they were in difficulty off Burry Holmes. The lifeboat made best speed to the last known position but luckily, by this time, the yacht was out of trouble and making its way toward Burry Port Harbour.

    Haydn Miller launched after yacht goes aground . . . .

  • Date: 07/08/2016
  • Time: 19:04:00
  • Wind: SW 15 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Yacht aground
  • Position: Carmarthen Bar
  • Details: Just after 7pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched for the 3rd time after yacht was reported to be aground on Carmarthen Bar. On arriving at the scene, there was insufficient water for the volunteer crew to get in close so the lifeboat stood off as safety cover as Burry Port inshore lifeboat towed the vessel free. The lifeboat returned to station.

    Haydn Miller tasked after 12yr old girls goes missing in surf off Rhossili

  • Date: 07/08/2016
  • Time: 15:45:00
  • Wind: SW 18 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Missing girl
  • Position: Rhossili Bay
  • Details: 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.

    Haydn Miller assists capsized dinghy off Coppet Hall . . . .

  • Date: 07/08/2016
  • Time: 12:10:00
  • Wind: W 22 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Capsized dinghy
  • Position: Coppet Hall
  • Details: 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.

    Haydn Miller tasked following red flare sighting . . . .

  • Date: 04/08/2016
  • Time: 01:45:00
  • Wind: W 22 knots
  • Weather: Clear
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: Possible vessel in difficulty
  • Position: Off Broadhaven
  • Details: 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.

    Lifeboat crew paged after kayaks get into difficulty off Freshwater East . . . .

  • Date: 28/07/2016
  • Time: 14:22:00
  • Wind: WSW 15 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Possible kayakers in difficulty
  • Position: Freshwater East
  • Details: Tenby's all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch at 2.22pm today (28 July) after a member of the public reported that 2 kayakers looked to be in difficulty in the water off Freshwater East. As the volunteer lifeboat crew were preparing to launch, the Coastguard received another report that the kayakers were now back in their kayaks and heading for the shore. The crew stood down.

    Haydn Miller assists 20ft speedboat with engine failure . . . .

  • Date: 24/07/2016
  • Time: 11:50:00
  • Wind: S 8 knots
  • Weather: Drizzle
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: 20ft speedboat with engine failure
  • Position: 1/4 mile east of Lydstep
  • Details: 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.

    Haydn Miller launches after kayak becomes lost in fog . . . .

  • Date: 18/07/2016
  • Time: 09:00:00
  • Wind: NNW 6 knots
  • Weather: Foggy
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Kayak lost in fog
  • Position: Unknown
  • Details: 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.

    Haydn Miller launches to assist possible drifting yacht . . . .

  • Date: 17/07/2016
  • Time: 03:55:00
  • Wind: NW 5 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Possible drifting yacht
  • Position: Tenby's North Bay
  • Details: 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.

    Haydn Miller launches for 2nd time in a day, this time for person in trouble on Giltar . . . .

  • Date: 28/06/2016
  • Time: 17:02:00
  • Wind: S 24 knots
  • Weather: Rain
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Possible person in trouble
  • Position: Giltar
  • Details: 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 all-weather lifeboat assists 36ft yacht with fouled propeller . . . .

  • Date: 28/06/2016
  • Time: 11:40:00
  • Wind: S 16 knots
  • Weather: Rain
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: 36ft yacht with fouled propellor
  • Position: 1/4 mile north of Tenby Habour
  • Details: 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 lifeboat crew assist police in recovering boat . . . .

  • Date: 26/06/2016
  • Time: 10:30:00
  • Wind: NW 11 knots
  • Weather: Rain
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Stolen boat
  • Position: 4.5 miles south-east of Saundersfoot Harbour.
  • Details: 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 . . . .

  • Date: 12/06/2016
  • Time: 10:38:00
  • Wind: WNW 12 knots
  • Weather: Sunny spells
  • Sea conditions: Smooth
  • Casualty type: Sick person
  • Position: Caldey Island
  • Details: 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 . . . .

  • Date: 31/05/2016
  • Time: 14:18:00
  • Wind: ENE 26 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Capsized kayak
  • Position: Trewent Point, Freshwater East
  • Details: 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 . . . .

  • Date: 30/05/2016
  • Time: 14:25:00
  • Wind: NNE 19 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Slight
  • Casualty type: Dog over the cliff
  • Position: Manorbier
  • Details: 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. . . .

  • Date: 18/05/2016
  • Time: 15:58:00
  • Wind: NW 18 knots
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Person in water
  • Position: West Moor cliff, Freshwater East
  • Details: 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 following a capsize 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 . . . .

  • Date: 23/04/2016
  • Time: 12:45:00
  • Wind: NW 3 knots
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Sea conditions: Smooth
  • Casualty type: Man trapped on cliff after attempting to rescue his dog
  • Position: Box Bay, Broadhaven
  • Details: 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.

    Tenby's RNLI all-weather lifeboat put on standby . . . .

  • Date: 12/04/2016
  • Time: 20:47:00
  • Wind:
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  • Details: Details to follow . . . .

    Haydn Miller launches to assist 94m cargo vessel . . . .

  • Date: 02/02/2016
  • Time: 23:04:00
  • Wind: WSW 25 knots
  • Weather: Rain
  • Sea conditions: Rough
  • Casualty type: Cargo vessel with engine failure
  • Position: 8.5 miles south east of Tenby
  • Details: Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched just after 11pm on Monday 1 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.

    First shout of year as 26ft fishing vessel reported overdue . . . .

  • Date: 12/01/2016
  • Time: 20:55:00
  • Wind: NW 20 knots
  • Weather: Clear
  • Sea conditions: Choppy
  • Casualty type: Overdue fishing vessel
  • Position: Milford Haven waterway
  • Details: Tenby's all-weather lifeboat 'Haydn Miller' had its first shout shortly before 9pm on Tues 12th January after a 26ft fishing vessel was reported overdue at Milford. The vessel, with two persons aboard, had gone to sea earlier in the day, with the occupants planning to return early evening but when it failed to arrive back at Milford, worried family members raised the alarm by calling the Coastguard. Both of Angle's lifeboats were already searching Milford Haven waterway and Coastguard rescue helicopter R187 from St Athan had also been requested. Tenby's lifeboat was tasked to search further rout to sea as it wasn't apparent where the fishing vessel had been heading when it went to sea. As the crew were preparing to launch the lifeboat, a call from the Coastguard confirmed that the casualty vessel had been found safe and well in Angle Bay. The occupants were fishing and required no assistance. All search units were stood down.

 




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