St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
Shouts 2018 ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat  - D-704  ‘Myrtle & Trevor Gurr’ 14th August 2018 - Medical Emergency At about 2.00pm this afternoon, St Davids RNLI station personnel responded to reports of a person requiring an ambulance near St Justinians.  After a short search along the coast path a 2 year old boy and his family were located and oxygen administered.  Fortunately an off-duty paramedic was also able to assist.  After about 15 minutes a land ambulance and St Davids coastguard team arrived and further treatment was provided before the little boy was conveyed to hospital at 3.20pm. 7th August 2018 - ALB On Tuesday August 7 at 12.08pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a 12-metre passenger vessel which had suffered steering failure.  The casualty vessel, which had 2 crew members and 12 passengers on board, was in a position approximately 11 nautical miles south west from the lifeboat station. The lifeboat made best speed to the location and, on arrival, secured a tow line to the casualty.  The lifeboat then took it under tow back to the vessel’s moorings at St Justinians. Once this tasking was complete the lifeboat rehoused and was ready for service at 2.45pm. RNLI video available … here. 1st August 2018 - ALB and ILB On Wednesday August 1 at 3.10pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a 14m yacht which had suffered steering failure.  The casualty vessel with 2 persons on board was in a position approximately 26 nautical miles west of St Davids Head. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 4.12pm.  The rough seas made passing the towline difficult and despite getting the rope across three times the yacht’s crew were unable to secure it.  With the yacht’s crew now exhausted one of the lifeboat crew had to be transferred across to the yacht in a tricky manoeuvre.  Once the lifeboatman was aboard the crew quickly secured a tow line and commenced the long tow back to the RNLI’s emergency mooring at St Justinians. As the lifeboat was approaching the moorings, the station’s inshore lifeboat was launched to assist in securing the casualty to the anchorage. Once this was completed both lifeboats rehoused at 9.40pm. RNLI video available … here. 26th July 2018 - ALB On Thursday July 26 at 4.09pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of the 21ft fishing vessel Lily’s Pride, which had suffered engine failure.  The vessel, which had 2 persons onboard, had broken down north west of Ramsey Island. Once on scene the lifeboat crew quickly set up a tow line to the casualty and commenced to take it under tow to Abercastle.  On arrival at Abercastle the vessel was secured to a mooring, after which the lifeboat returned to station and rehoused at 6.58pm. RNLI video available … here. 20th July 2018 - ALB On Friday July 20 at 12.19pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to reports of a swimmer in difficulties off Abereiddi tower.  Also tasked were St Davids coastguard rescue team.  The sea swimmer had unknowingly drifted into the flooding tidal stream off the headland. As the lifeboat was proceeding to this incident, further information came from Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre, that the struggling swimmer had been rescued by instructional staff from a local outdoor adventure provider. At this time and with this information the lifeboat was stood down to return to station arriving back at 1.05pm. 14th July 2018 - ILB On Saturday July 14 at 4.16pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service to the aid of a young female with a suspected broken ankle.  The casualty was on the beach at Porthmelgan and was being cared for by RNLI lifeguards together with St Davids coastguards.  After a check-up of the casualty, she was placed onto the lifeboat and conveyed to nearby Whitesands beach ready to be taken to hospital. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station arriving back at 5.03pm. 23rd June 2018 - ALB Following a request by UK coastguards, on Saturday June 23 at 6.20am, St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to join in a large scale search for a vessel which was reportedly taking in water 4 miles south of St Ann’s Head. The lifeboat proceeded south of Skokholm island and commenced to carry out a box search of a designated area, which was planned by the coastguards.  Also carrying out a box search pattern in the vicinity was Angle RNLI all- weather lifeboat and a coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan. After searching for a several hours, the coastguards came into information that this was a hoax call that had been made.  This call had tied up vital rescue sources and come at a large cost. With this information all rescue services were stood down with St Davids lifeboat arriving back at their station at 10am.   17th June 2018 - ALB On Sunday June 17 at 2.30pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat, Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a 13m yacht which had suffered engine failure.  The yacht, which had 2 persons on board, was on passage from Aberdovey to Portugal, and was in position 11 nautical miles north west from the station. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene the crew secured a tow line to the casualty vessel and commenced to take it under tow to Fishguard harbour.  After the towing operation, which took several hours, they arrived at Fishguard and secured the yacht to the RNLI’s emergency mooring. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at St Justinian at 9.50pm. See the video … here! 16th June 2018 - Launch Request At 11.53pm the coastguards at Milford Haven requested the lifeboat to launch following several 999 calls reporting flares in the area between Porthclais and Whitesands Bay.  The launch was cancelled after St Davids coastguard team established that the flares had been fired inland. 5th June 2018 - ILB On Tuesday June 5th both boats launched on exercise with the Fishguard Cliff Rescue Team. At 7:40pm the inshore lifeboat was diverted, following reports of a dog over the cliff around Caerfai Bay.  Also tasked were the coastguard team from St Davids.  The ILB commenced a search of the cliff base where they found and recovered the dog which was taken to Caerfai beach where they were met by its owner.  Sadly, the dog did not survive the fall. 31 May 2018 - ALB On Thursday May 31 at 6.20am St Davids RNLI lifeboat Norah Wortley, and her volunteer crew, launched on service to the aid of a 33ft yacht which had suffered engine failure and had problems with its electrics.  The yacht, which was on passage from Northern Ireland to the Thames estuary, had three persons onboard and was in position 23 nautical miles north west of the station. Whilst the lifeboat was proceeding, and until its arrival, an Irish Naval Warship stood by the yacht to provide safety cover.  Once on scene the lifeboat crew set up a tow line to the yacht and commenced to take it under tow to Fishguard harbour.  On arrival at Fishguard the yacht was secured to the RNLI’s emergency mooring. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station at St Justinian arriving back at 1.30pm RNLI video available … here. 27 May 2018 - ILB On Sunday May 27 at 4.15pm St Davids RNLI inshore launched on service following the discovery of abandoned fishing tackle at the base of the cliff near Porthclais harbour.  Also dispatched to this incident were the local coastguard team from St Davids. The lifeboat commenced a search from Porthclais towards Caerfai Bay.  In the meantime coastguards made enquiries at the local camp and discovered the owner of the fishing gear, who had set it up to go fishing. With this information all units were stood down, with the lifeboat returning to station. 27 May 2018 - ILB St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were paged shortly after midnight following reports of a potential cliff jumper at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi.  Stood down as the crew assembled as the police discovered it to be a false alarm. 23 May 2018 - ALB On Wednesday May 23 at 8.20am the St Davids RNLI lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a yacht which had suffered engine failure.  The yacht was in a position approximately 16 nautical miles north west of St Davids Head. Once the lifeboat had arrived on scene, the crew set up a tow line and commenced to take the casualty under tow to Milford Haven marina.  The towing operation took several hours, when they arrived at the marina the yacht was secured to a safe anchorage. With this task complete the lifeboat proceeded back to station and rehoused at 3.30pm. See the video … here! 16th May 2018 - ALB St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat “Norah Wortley” was launched at 8.40pm on the evening of 16th May to the assistance of a 10m yacht with three people on board.  The yacht was struggling to make headway against strong tides and a rough sea about 4½ miles north west of the South Bishop lighthouse and the crew were exhausted.   The yacht was located using the lifeboat’s direction finding equipment.  Once on scene the lifeboat crew set a tow and brought the casualty vessel back to the lifeboat station, where she was safely moored.  The lifeboat rehoused at 12.20am on the 17th May. See the video … here! 7th May 2018 - ALB and ILB On Monday May 7th both St Davids RNLI all-weather (ALB) and inshore (ILB) lifeboats launched on service, to a lady with a suspected broken ankle on Ramsey Island.  The ALB also took St Davids Coastguard team with them to the island where they were met by Greg and Lisa, wardens of Ramsey, who assisted with transporting the equipment to the location of the casualty. The casualty was then carried by stretcher over a mile back to the harbour, where she was transferred on to the lifeboats and taken back to St Justinians before being taken to hospital. A great effort by multi agencies working together. Picture by St Davids Coastguards 6th May 2018 - ALB St Davids all-weather lifeboat crew were paged at about 3.30pm following reports from a member of the public that a male swimmer was overdue in Whitesands Bay in thick fog.  Whilst the crew were driving to the station the launch was cancelled as RNLI lifeguards at Whitesands located the missing person on the beach. 10th April 2018 - ALB and ILB On Tuesday April (10) at 2.40pm both St Davids RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats,launched on service to a report of a boy who had fallen from cliffs near Porthgain.  Once on scene it was discovered that a second boy had also got into difficulties on the cliff and both were stranded in a cave. Due to sea conditions it was decided it would be safer to recover the boys up the cliff.  Coastguard teams from St Davids and Fishguard brought the boys safely to the top of the cliff while both lifeboats stood by to give safety cover. The boys did not require any medical assistance, with this rescue completed both lifeboats returned to station at about 5.30pm. 28th March 2018 - ILB On Wednesday March (28) at 4.39pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service,to rescue a kayaker who was in the water after coming out of his kayak.  The casualty was off Porth y Ffynon where he was swiftly located and brought ashore by the lifeboat into Porthclais harbour where they were met by St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team.   The casualty was given safety advice by the coastguards, the lifeboat returned to station.  Photo credit St Davids Coastguards There is an RNLI video of this rescue … here. 19th March 2018 - ALB On Monday March (19) at 7.02pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley and her volunteer crew launched on service to a 35ft yacht.  The yacht which had 2 persons onboard was in a position approximately 4 nautical miles south west of Ramsey Island and had suffered a fouled propeller and steering problems. Once alongside the lifeboat crew secured a towline to the vessel and commenced to take it under tow to Dale. After arriving at Dale and securing the yacht to a safe anchorage the lifeboat returned to station arriving back at 1am. RNLI video available … here. it’s injuries.  Rehoused at 2.15pm.
© David John and St Davids RNLI 2017.    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
Shouts 2018 ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat  - D-704  ‘Myrtle & Trevor Gurr’ 14th August 2018 - Medical Emergency At about 2.00pm this afternoon, St Davids RNLI station personnel responded to reports of a person requiring an ambulance near St Justinians.  After a short search along the coast path a 2 year old boy and his family were located and oxygen administered.  Fortunately an off-duty paramedic was also able to assist.  After about 15 minutes a land ambulance and St Davids coastguard team arrived and further treatment was provided before the little boy was conveyed to hospital at 3.20pm. 7th August 2018 - ALB On Tuesday August 7 at 12.08pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a 12-metre passenger vessel which had suffered steering failure.  The casualty vessel, which had 2 crew members and 12 passengers on board, was in a position approximately 11 nautical miles south west from the lifeboat station. The lifeboat made best speed to the location and, on arrival, secured a tow line to the casualty.  The lifeboat then took it under tow back to the vessel’s moorings at St Justinians. Once this tasking was complete the lifeboat rehoused and was ready for service at 2.45pm. RNLI video available … here. 1st August 2018 - ALB and ILB On Wednesday August 1 at 3.10pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a 14m yacht which had suffered steering failure.  The casualty vessel with 2 persons on board was in a position approximately 26 nautical miles west of St Davids Head. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 4.12pm.  The rough seas made passing the towline difficult and despite getting the rope across three times the yacht’s crew were unable to secure it.  With the yacht’s crew now exhausted one of the lifeboat crew had to be transferred across to the yacht in a tricky manoeuvre.  Once the lifeboatman was aboard the crew quickly secured a tow line and commenced the long tow back to the RNLI’s emergency mooring at St Justinians. As the lifeboat was approaching the moorings, the station’s inshore lifeboat was launched to assist in securing the casualty to the anchorage. Once this was completed both lifeboats rehoused at 9.40pm. RNLI video available … here. 26th July 2018 - ALB On Thursday July 26 at 4.09pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of the 21ft fishing vessel Lily’s Pride, which had suffered engine failure.  The vessel, which had 2 persons onboard, had broken down north west of Ramsey Island. Once on scene the lifeboat crew quickly set up a tow line to the casualty and commenced to take it under tow to Abercastle.  On arrival at Abercastle the vessel was secured to a mooring, after which the lifeboat returned to station and rehoused at 6.58pm. RNLI video available … here. 20th July 2018 - ALB On Friday July 20 at 12.19pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to reports of a swimmer in difficulties off Abereiddi tower.  Also tasked were St Davids coastguard rescue team.  The sea swimmer had unknowingly drifted into the flooding tidal stream off the headland. As the lifeboat was proceeding to this incident, further information came from Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre, that the struggling swimmer had been rescued by instructional staff from a local outdoor adventure provider. At this time and with this information the lifeboat was stood down to return to station arriving back at 1.05pm. 14th July 2018 - ILB On Saturday July 14 at 4.16pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service to the aid of a young female with a suspected broken ankle.  The casualty was on the beach at Porthmelgan and was being cared for by RNLI lifeguards together with St Davids coastguards.  After a check-up of the casualty, she was placed onto the lifeboat and conveyed to nearby Whitesands beach ready to be taken to hospital. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station arriving back at 5.03pm. 23rd June 2018 - ALB Following a request by UK coastguards, on Saturday June 23 at 6.20am, St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to join in a large scale search for a vessel which was reportedly taking in water 4 miles south of St Ann’s Head. The lifeboat proceeded south of Skokholm island and commenced to carry out a box search of a designated area, which was planned by the coastguards.  Also carrying out a box search pattern in the vicinity was Angle RNLI all-weather lifeboat and a coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan. After searching for a several hours, the coastguards came into information that this was a hoax call that had been made.  This call had tied up vital rescue sources and come at a large cost. With this information all rescue services were stood down with St Davids lifeboat arriving back at their station at 10am.   17th June 2018 - ALB On Sunday June 17 at 2.30pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat, Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a 13m yacht which had suffered engine failure.  The yacht, which had 2 persons on board, was on passage from Aberdovey to Portugal, and was in position 11 nautical miles north west from the station. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene the crew secured a tow line to the casualty vessel and commenced to take it under tow to Fishguard harbour.  After the towing operation, which took several hours, they arrived at Fishguard and secured the yacht to the RNLI’s emergency mooring. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at St Justinian at 9.50pm. See the video … here! 16th June 2018 - Launch Request At 11.53pm the coastguards at Milford Haven requested the lifeboat to launch following several 999 calls reporting flares in the area between Porthclais and Whitesands Bay.  The launch was cancelled after St Davids coastguard team established that the flares had been fired inland. 5th June 2018 - ILB On Tuesday June 5th both boats launched on exercise with the Fishguard Cliff Rescue Team. At 7:40pm the inshore lifeboat was diverted, following reports of a dog over the cliff around Caerfai Bay.  Also tasked were the coastguard team from St Davids.  The ILB commenced a search of the cliff base where they found and recovered the dog which was taken to Caerfai beach where they were met by its owner.  Sadly, the dog did not survive the fall. 31 May 2018 - ALB On Thursday May 31 at 6.20am St Davids RNLI lifeboat Norah Wortley, and her volunteer crew, launched on service to the aid of a 33ft yacht which had suffered engine failure and had problems with its electrics.  The yacht, which was on passage from Northern Ireland to the Thames estuary, had three persons onboard and was in position 23 nautical miles north west of the station. Whilst the lifeboat was proceeding, and until its arrival, an Irish Naval Warship stood by the yacht to provide safety cover.  Once on scene the lifeboat crew set up a tow line to the yacht and commenced to take it under tow to Fishguard harbour.  On arrival at Fishguard the yacht was secured to the RNLI’s emergency mooring. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station at St Justinian arriving back at 1.30pm RNLI video available … here. 27 May 2018 - ILB On Sunday May 27 at 4.15pm St Davids RNLI inshore launched on service following the discovery of abandoned fishing tackle at the base of the cliff near Porthclais harbour.  Also dispatched to this incident were the local coastguard team from St Davids. The lifeboat commenced a search from Porthclais towards Caerfai Bay.  In the meantime coastguards made enquiries at the local camp and discovered the owner of the fishing gear, who had set it up to go fishing. With this information all units were stood down, with the lifeboat returning to station. 27 May 2018 - ILB St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were paged shortly after midnight following reports of a potential cliff jumper at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi.  Stood down as the crew assembled as the police discovered it to be a false alarm. 23 May 2018 - ALB On Wednesday May 23 at 8.20am the St Davids RNLI lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a yacht which had suffered engine failure.  The yacht was in a position approximately 16 nautical miles north west of St Davids Head. Once the lifeboat had arrived on scene, the crew set up a tow line and commenced to take the casualty under tow to Milford Haven marina.  The towing operation took several hours, when they arrived at the marina the yacht was secured to a safe anchorage. With this task complete the lifeboat proceeded back to station and rehoused at 3.30pm. See the video … here! 16th May 2018 - ALB St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat “Norah Wortley” was launched at 8.40pm on the evening of 16th May to the assistance of a 10m yacht with three people on board.  The yacht was struggling to make headway against strong tides and a rough sea about 4½ miles north west of the South Bishop lighthouse and the crew were exhausted.   The yacht was located using the lifeboat’s direction finding equipment.  Once on scene the lifeboat crew set a tow and brought the casualty vessel back to the lifeboat station, where she was safely moored.  The lifeboat rehoused at 12.20am on the 17th May. See the video … here! 7th May 2018 - ALB and ILB On Monday May 7th both St Davids RNLI all-weather (ALB) and inshore (ILB) lifeboats launched on service, to a lady with a suspected broken ankle on Ramsey Island.  The ALB also took St Davids Coastguard team with them to the island where they were met by Greg and Lisa, wardens of Ramsey, who assisted with transporting the equipment to the location of the casualty. The casualty was then carried by stretcher over a mile back to the harbour, where she was transferred on to the lifeboats and taken back to St Justinians before being taken to hospital. A great effort by multi agencies working together. Picture by St Davids Coastguards 6th May 2018 - ALB St Davids all-weather lifeboat crew were paged at about 3.30pm following reports from a member of the public that a male swimmer was overdue in Whitesands Bay in thick fog.  Whilst the crew were driving to the station the launch was cancelled as RNLI lifeguards at Whitesands located the missing person on the beach. 10th April 2018 - ALB and ILB On Tuesday April (10) at 2.40pm both St Davids RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats,launched on service to a report of a boy who had fallen from cliffs near Porthgain.  Once on scene it was discovered that a second boy had also got into difficulties on the cliff and both were stranded in a cave. Due to sea conditions it was decided it would be safer to recover the boys up the cliff.  Coastguard teams from St Davids and Fishguard brought the boys safely to the top of the cliff while both lifeboats stood by to give safety cover. The boys did not require any medical assistance, with this rescue completed both lifeboats returned to station at about 5.30pm. 28th March 2018 - ILB On Wednesday March (28) at 4.39pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service,to rescue a kayaker who was in the water after coming out of his kayak.  The casualty was off Porth y Ffynon where he was swiftly located and brought ashore by the lifeboat into Porthclais harbour where they were met by St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team.   The casualty was given safety advice by the coastguards, the lifeboat returned to station.  Photo credit St Davids Coastguards There is an RNLI video of this rescue … here. 19th March 2018 - ALB On Monday March (19) at 7.02pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley and her volunteer crew launched on service to a 35ft yacht.  The yacht which had 2 persons onboard was in a position approximately 4 nautical miles south west of Ramsey Island and had suffered a fouled propeller and steering problems. Once alongside the lifeboat crew secured a towline to the vessel and commenced to take it under tow to Dale. After arriving at Dale and securing the yacht to a safe anchorage the lifeboat returned to station arriving back at 1am. RNLI video available … here. it’s injuries.  Rehoused at 2.15pm.
Copyright:  David John and St Davids RNLI 2017. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
Shouts 2018 ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat  - D-704  ‘Myrtle & Trevor Gurr’ 14th August 2018 - Medical Emergency At about 2.00pm this afternoon, St Davids RNLI station personnel responded to reports of a person requiring an ambulance near St Justinians.  After a short search along the coast path a 2 year old boy and his family were located and oxygen administered.  Fortunately an off-duty paramedic was also able to assist.  After about 15 minutes a land ambulance and St Davids coastguard team arrived and further treatment was provided before the little boy was conveyed to hospital at 3.20pm. 7th August 2018 - ALB On Tuesday August 7 at 12.08pm St Davids RNLI all- weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a 12-metre passenger vessel which had suffered steering failure.  The casualty vessel, which had 2 crew members and 12 passengers on board, was in a position approximately 11 nautical miles south west from the lifeboat station. The lifeboat made best speed to the location and, on arrival, secured a tow line to the casualty.  The lifeboat then took it under tow back to the vessel’s moorings at St Justinians. Once this tasking was complete the lifeboat rehoused and was ready for service at 2.45pm. RNLI video available … here. 1st August 2018 - ALB and ILB On Wednesday August 1 at 3.10pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a 14m yacht which had suffered steering failure.  The casualty vessel with 2 persons on board was in a position approximately 26 nautical miles west of St Davids Head. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 4.12pm.  The rough seas made passing the towline difficult and despite getting the rope across three times the yacht’s crew were unable to secure it.  With the yacht’s crew now exhausted one of the lifeboat crew had to be transferred across to the yacht in a tricky manoeuvre.  Once the lifeboatman was aboard the crew quickly secured a tow line and commenced the long tow back to the RNLI’s emergency mooring at St Justinians. As the lifeboat was approaching the moorings, the station’s inshore lifeboat was launched to assist in securing the casualty to the anchorage. Once this was completed both lifeboats rehoused at 9.40pm. RNLI video available … here. 26th July 2018 - ALB On Thursday July 26 at 4.09pm St Davids RNLI all- weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of the 21ft fishing vessel Lily’s Pride, which had suffered engine failure.  The vessel, which had 2 persons onboard, had broken down north west of Ramsey Island. Once on scene the lifeboat crew quickly set up a tow line to the casualty and commenced to take it under tow to Abercastle.  On arrival at Abercastle the vessel was secured to a mooring, after which the lifeboat returned to station and rehoused at 6.58pm. RNLI video available … here. 20th July 2018 - ALB On Friday July 20 at 12.19pm St Davids RNLI all- weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to reports of a swimmer in difficulties off Abereiddi tower.  Also tasked were St Davids coastguard rescue team.  The sea swimmer had unknowingly drifted into the flooding tidal stream off the headland. As the lifeboat was proceeding to this incident, further information came from Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre, that the struggling swimmer had been rescued by instructional staff from a local outdoor adventure provider. At this time and with this information the lifeboat was stood down to return to station arriving back at 1.05pm. 14th July 2018 - ILB On Saturday July 14 at 4.16pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service to the aid of a young female with a suspected broken ankle.  The casualty was on the beach at Porthmelgan and was being cared for by RNLI lifeguards together with St Davids coastguards.  After a check-up of the casualty, she was placed onto the lifeboat and conveyed to nearby Whitesands beach ready to be taken to hospital. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station arriving back at 5.03pm. 23rd June 2018 - ALB Following a request by UK coastguards, on Saturday June 23 at 6.20am, St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to join in a large scale search for a vessel which was reportedly taking in water 4 miles south of St Ann’s Head. The lifeboat proceeded south of Skokholm island and commenced to carry out a box search of a designated area, which was planned by the coastguards.  Also carrying out a box search pattern in the vicinity was Angle RNLI all-weather lifeboat and a coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan. After searching for a several hours, the coastguards came into information that this was a hoax call that had been made.  This call had tied up vital rescue sources and come at a large cost. With this information all rescue services were stood down with St Davids lifeboat arriving back at their station at 10am.   17th June 2018 - ALB On Sunday June 17 at 2.30pm St Davids RNLI all- weather lifeboat, Norah Wortley, launched on service to the aid of a 13m yacht which had suffered engine failure.  The yacht, which had 2 persons on board, was on passage from Aberdovey to Portugal, and was in position 11 nautical miles north west from the station. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene the crew secured a tow line to the casualty vessel and commenced to take it under tow to Fishguard harbour.  After the towing operation, which took several hours, they arrived at Fishguard and secured the yacht to the RNLI’s emergency mooring. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at St Justinian at 9.50pm. See the video … here! 16th June 2018 - Launch Request At 11.53pm the coastguards at Milford Haven requested the lifeboat to launch following several 999 calls reporting flares in the area between Porthclais and Whitesands Bay.  The launch was cancelled after St Davids coastguard team established that the flares had been fired inland. 5th June 2018 - ILB On Tuesday June 5th both boats launched on exercise with the Fishguard Cliff Rescue Team. At 7:40pm the inshore lifeboat was diverted, following reports of a dog over the cliff around Caerfai Bay.  Also tasked were the coastguard team from St Davids.  The ILB commenced a search of the cliff base where they found and recovered the dog which was taken to Caerfai beach where they were met by its owner.  Sadly, the dog did not survive the fall. 31 May 2018 - ALB On Thursday May 31 at 6.20am St Davids RNLI lifeboat Norah Wortley, and her volunteer crew, launched on service to the aid of a 33ft yacht which had suffered engine failure and had problems with its electrics.  The yacht, which was on passage from Northern Ireland to the Thames estuary, had three persons onboard and was in position 23 nautical miles north west of the station. Whilst the lifeboat was proceeding, and until its arrival, an Irish Naval Warship stood by the yacht to provide safety cover.  Once on scene the lifeboat crew set up a tow line to the yacht and commenced to take it under tow to Fishguard harbour.  On arrival at Fishguard the yacht was secured to the RNLI’s emergency mooring. With this tasking complete the lifeboat returned to station at St Justinian arriving back at 1.30pm RNLI video available … here. 27 May 2018 - ILB On Sunday May 27 at 4.15pm St Davids RNLI inshore launched on service following the discovery of abandoned fishing tackle at the base of the cliff near Porthclais harbour.  Also dispatched to this incident were the local coastguard team from St Davids. The lifeboat commenced a search from Porthclais towards Caerfai Bay.  In the meantime coastguards made enquiries at the local camp and discovered the owner of the fishing gear, who had set it up to go fishing. With this information all units were stood down, with the lifeboat returning to station. 27 May 2018 - ILB St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were paged shortly after midnight following reports of a potential cliff jumper at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi.  Stood down as the crew assembled as the police discovered it to be a false alarm. 23 May 2018 - ALB On Wednesday May 23 at 8.20am the St Davids RNLI lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to the aid of a yacht which had suffered engine failure.  The yacht was in a position approximately 16 nautical miles north west of St Davids Head. Once the lifeboat had arrived on scene, the crew set up a tow line and commenced to take the casualty under tow to Milford Haven marina.  The towing operation took several hours, when they arrived at the marina the yacht was secured to a safe anchorage. With this task complete the lifeboat proceeded back to station and rehoused at 3.30pm. See the video … here! 16th May 2018 - ALB St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat “Norah Wortley” was launched at 8.40pm on the evening of 16th May to the assistance of a 10m yacht with three people on board.  The yacht was struggling to make headway against strong tides and a rough sea about 4½ miles north west of the South Bishop lighthouse and the crew were exhausted.   The yacht was located using the lifeboat’s direction finding equipment.  Once on scene the lifeboat crew set a tow and brought the casualty vessel back to the lifeboat station, where she was safely moored.  The lifeboat rehoused at 12.20am on the 17th May. See the video … here! 7th May 2018 - ALB and ILB On Monday May 7th both St Davids RNLI all-weather (ALB) and inshore (ILB) lifeboats launched on service, to a lady with a suspected broken ankle on Ramsey Island.  The ALB also took St Davids Coastguard team with them to the island where they were met by Greg and Lisa, wardens of Ramsey, who assisted with transporting the equipment to the location of the casualty. The casualty was then carried by stretcher over a mile back to the harbour, where she was transferred on to the lifeboats and taken back to St Justinians before being taken to hospital. A great effort by multi agencies working together. Picture by St Davids Coastguards 6th May 2018 - ALB St Davids all-weather lifeboat crew were paged at about 3.30pm following reports from a member of the public that a male swimmer was overdue in Whitesands Bay in thick fog.  Whilst the crew were driving to the station the launch was cancelled as RNLI lifeguards at Whitesands located the missing person on the beach. 10th April 2018 - ALB and ILB On Tuesday April (10) at 2.40pm both St Davids RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats,launched on service to a report of a boy who had fallen from cliffs near Porthgain.  Once on scene it was discovered that a second boy had also got into difficulties on the cliff and both were stranded in a cave. Due to sea conditions it was decided it would be safer to recover the boys up the cliff.  Coastguard teams from St Davids and Fishguard brought the boys safely to the top of the cliff while both lifeboats stood by to give safety cover. The boys did not require any medical assistance, with this rescue completed both lifeboats returned to station at about 5.30pm. 28th March 2018 - ILB On Wednesday March (28) at 4.39pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched on service,to rescue a kayaker who was in the water after coming out of his kayak.  The casualty was off Porth y Ffynon where he was swiftly located and brought ashore by the lifeboat into Porthclais harbour where they were met by St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team.   The casualty was given safety advice by the coastguards, the lifeboat returned to station.  Photo credit St Davids Coastguards There is an RNLI video of this rescue … here. 19th March 2018 - ALB On Monday March (19) at 7.02pm St Davids RNLI all- weather lifeboat Norah Wortley and her volunteer crew launched on service to a 35ft yacht.  The yacht which had 2 persons onboard was in a position approximately 4 nautical miles south west of Ramsey Island and had suffered a fouled propeller and steering problems. Once alongside the lifeboat crew secured a towline to the vessel and commenced to take it under tow to Dale. After arriving at Dale and securing the yacht to a safe anchorage the lifeboat returned to station arriving back at 1am. RNLI video available … here. it’s injuries.  Rehoused at 2.15pm.
St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
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