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St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
Rescues 2020 ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat - D-840 ‘Marian and Alan Clayton’ 12th September 2020 – ILB The volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat were paged at 4:42pm for 2 kayakers reported to be shouting for help near the Bitches Reef in Ramsey Sound. The volunteer crew members mustered at the station and were in the process of launching the lifeboat when coastguards confirmed that the kayakers had been picked up by a local passenger boats. As a result, the launch was cancelled. 30th August 2020 – ALB St Davids RNLI Volunteer crew were paged at 4:47pm, Sunday August 30th, to an upturned sports fishing vessel 9 miles west of the lifeboat station. The All Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' was launched to the 20ft Orkney Longliner that had been sighted by the Irish Ferries 'Isle of Inishmore' on its return to Milford Haven. Once on scene the crew determined that there were no people on board. It became clear that it had broken free of its mooring, which was still attached, at West Cork harbour during Storm Ellen on August 21st and drifted 150 miles before being spotted by the ferry. The crew attempted to right it multiple times but it continued to capsize, the mooring buoy was reattached to make it more visible and the crew returned to station at 8:00pm. The owners were contacted and it was salvaged independently. 28th August 2020 - ALB St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' was paged at 4:04pm, Friday 28th August, to three kayakers in difficulty at the entrance to Solva Harbour, on arrival the casualties had been recovered by a local vessel but had been separated from two of their kayaks in the process. One was located three quarters of a mile out and the second a further half mile out to sea which shows just how quickly the offshore wind carried these out to sea. Once recovered the kayaks were returned to the casualties now safely with St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team at Solva harbour with the Y-Boat as the tide had started to fall. The volunteer crew returned to station and were ready for service at 5:40pm. 18th August 2020 - ALB At mid-day, whilst at sea on exercise, the all-weather lifeboat was alterted to reports of 2 kayakers possibly requiring assistance at the northern end of Ramsey Island. On ariving at the scene it was found that no assistance was required and the lifeboat returned to it’s exercise at 12.20pm. 17th August 2020 - ILB The inshore lifeboat launched around 5.45pm for kayakers reported in difficulties in Whitesands Bay, however on investigating the lifeboat crew found that all was well. False alarm. 6th August 2020 - ILB St Davids Inshore Lifeboat was launched at 8:30pm, Thursday August 6th, to a kayaker caught in the tide around St Davids Head. The volunteer crew made their way to the kayaker where St Davids Coastguard had a visual of them from the coast path. They had managed to get out of the tide themselves, they were tired but well, so were escorted back to Whitesands. 1st August 2020 - ALB Saturday, August 1st, at 3:25pm the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to a medical evacuation at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ launched at 3:35pm and made way to Abereiddi. On scene Fishguard Coastguard Rescue Team were providing medical assistance to the casualty, the Y-Boat was launched and three crew were sent ashore to assist. Once the Air Ambulance arrived the casualty was assessed and no further treatment was required. St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, and a road ambulance were also on scene. The volunteer crew returned to station and were ready for service at 4:50pm. 31st July 2020 - ALB Friday, July 31st, at 4:23pm the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to reports of a kayaker and paddle boarder in difficulty at Porthclais. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ launched and made way to Porthclais Harbour, once the kayaker and paddle boarder were identified they confirmed they were not in difficulty. A false alarm with good intent. 19th July 2020 - Crew Assembly St Davids inshore lifeboat crew volunteers were paged at 4.32pm for a cliff faller somewhere between Solva and Newgale. The launch was cancelled by coastguards after the man was located by a kayaker at Penycwm. Little Haven RNLI lifeboat and RNLI lifeguards from Newgale provided casualty care until the arrival of the coastguard rescue helicopter which airlifted him to hospital. St Davids and Broad Haven coastguard rescue teams also on scene. 18th July 2020 - Both Boats Saturday 18th July at 15:04, the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to reports of four people stranded on rocks at Porthclais. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat and Inshore Lifeboat were launched to the four adults whose open canoe had capsized, and had managed to climb onto a rock outside of the harbour. They were picked up by the Inshore Lifeboat and transferred safely to Porthclais slipway while the All-Weather Lifeboat stood by. The capsized canoe was then retrieved and returned to them. HM Coastguard St Davids were on also on scene. 13th June 2020 – ALB On Saturday, June 13th, at 12:03pm St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers were paged, they launched the All-weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' and made their way to Newgale where a by-stander had called the Coastguard to report a paddle boarder in difficulty. The crew were stood down en-route as it had been established that the paddle boarder was safe and well, with appropriate kit. The boat returned to station and was ready for service at 1:20pm. This call was a false alarm with good intent. Little Haven lifeboat and St Davids and Broad Haven coastguard teams were also tasked. 7th June 2020 – Both Boats St Davids all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched about 6.30am to assist with the search for a missing person. Soon after the search began the person was located by the all- weather lifeboat. Rehoused at 7.30am. 1st June 2020 - ILB St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were tasked at 3:39pm, June 1st, to launch D-Class 'Marian and Alan Clayton' to Whitesands Beach. A member of the public was in difficulty while trying to retrieve their air bed which had blown into the water. As the crew prepared to launch they were stood down, a member of the crew who were at the beach were able to help the casualty to safety. St Davids Coastguard Team were also on scene. 30th May 2020 - ALB At 6:05pm, Saturday 30th May, St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged for their second callout of the day to 2 people capsized in an inflatable kayak caught in the tide at Jack Sound. The All- Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' launched at 6:17pm and made their way to the scene, Jack Sound, 8 miles to the south. Also paged were Little and Broad Haven lifeboat and Angle all-weather lifeboat. The casualties, who had capsized, were able to call the Coastguard who then made a mayday relay on their behalf with workboat Dale Nelson responding and rescuing the kayakers. The 2 casualties were transferred to Little and Broad Haven Inshore Lifeboat before Angle All- Weather Lifeboat returned them to Martins Haven. HM Coastguard Dale met them on shore and offered safety advice. The crew were back and ready for service at 7:21 pm. 30th May 2020 – Both Boats This morning St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 09:06am, launching All-Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' to the aid of a yacht in difficulty, 16 miles South-west of St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station. On arrival at the scene the crew ensured the four people on-board were safe and well before setting up the tow, they then made way to Porthclais Harbour. Once 'Norah Wortley' and her crew arrived at Porthclais the D-Class 'Marian and Alan Clayton' was launched to tow the yacht into the harbour. The yacht was made safe at Porthclais Harbour before both boats returned to station and were ready for service at 2pm. 26th May 2020 - ALB St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged at 11:24am on Tuesday 26th May, to a broken down 16 ft RIB North of Skomer Island with three persons on board. The All- Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' launched at 11:39am, arriving on scene at 12:10pm. The casualty vessel had three wardens from Skomer Island on board who had been collecting essential supplies from the mainland at Martins Haven, on their return both the main and auxiliary outboard broke down. They were all wearing lifejackets and had a means to call for help on board. On arrival the crew secured the casualty vessel, towed them to North Haven on Skomer and returned them to their mooring. The volunteer crew returned to the boat house and were back on service at 1:10pm. 26th March 2020 - ALB St Davids all-weather lifeboat was tasked at 10.12am to assist an 8m yacht which was on the rocks at Abereiddi - reports from a member of the public on shore indicated that there were 2 people on board. With the nation in lock-down due to Coronavirus, the crew were paged and assembled at the station. The lifeboat was in the process of launching when the tasking was cancelled by the coastguards as it had been established that the yacht was hard aground and could not be refloated. The crew were released with the possibility of having to launch later in the day when the tide refloated the boat. However the coastguards later persuaded the owner not to refloat and to recover the vessel onto the shore. it’s injuries. Rehoused at 2.15pm.
© David John and St Davids RNLI 2017-2020. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
Rescues 2020 ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat - D-840 ‘Marian and Alan Clayton’ 12th September 2020 – ILB The volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat were paged at 4:42pm for 2 kayakers reported to be shouting for help near the Bitches Reef in Ramsey Sound. The volunteer crew members mustered at the station and were in the process of launching the lifeboat when coastguards confirmed that the kayakers had been picked up by a local passenger boats. As a result, the launch was cancelled. 30th August 2020 – ALB St Davids RNLI Volunteer crew were paged at 4:47pm, Sunday August 30th, to an upturned sports fishing vessel 9 miles west of the lifeboat station. The All Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' was launched to the 20ft Orkney Longliner that had been sighted by the Irish Ferries 'Isle of Inishmore' on its return to Milford Haven. Once on scene the crew determined that there were no people on board. It became clear that it had broken free of its mooring, which was still attached, at West Cork harbour during Storm Ellen on August 21st and drifted 150 miles before being spotted by the ferry. The crew attempted to right it multiple times but it continued to capsize, the mooring buoy was reattached to make it more visible and the crew returned to station at 8:00pm. The owners were contacted and it was salvaged independently. 28th August 2020 - ALB St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' was paged at 4:04pm, Friday 28th August, to three kayakers in difficulty at the entrance to Solva Harbour, on arrival the casualties had been recovered by a local vessel but had been separated from two of their kayaks in the process. One was located three quarters of a mile out and the second a further half mile out to sea which shows just how quickly the offshore wind carried these out to sea. Once recovered the kayaks were returned to the casualties now safely with St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team at Solva harbour with the Y-Boat as the tide had started to fall. The volunteer crew returned to station and were ready for service at 5:40pm. 18th August 2020 - ALB At mid-day, whilst at sea on exercise, the all-weather lifeboat was alterted to reports of 2 kayakers possibly requiring assistance at the northern end of Ramsey Island. On ariving at the scene it was found that no assistance was required and the lifeboat returned to it’s exercise at 12.20pm. 17th August 2020 - ILB The inshore lifeboat launched around 5.45pm for kayakers reported in difficulties in Whitesands Bay, however on investigating the lifeboat crew found that all was well. False alarm. 6th August 2020 - ILB St Davids Inshore Lifeboat was launched at 8:30pm, Thursday August 6th, to a kayaker caught in the tide around St Davids Head. The volunteer crew made their way to the kayaker where St Davids Coastguard had a visual of them from the coast path. They had managed to get out of the tide themselves, they were tired but well, so were escorted back to Whitesands. 1st August 2020 - ALB Saturday, August 1st, at 3:25pm the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to a medical evacuation at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ launched at 3:35pm and made way to Abereiddi. On scene Fishguard Coastguard Rescue Team were providing medical assistance to the casualty, the Y-Boat was launched and three crew were sent ashore to assist. Once the Air Ambulance arrived the casualty was assessed and no further treatment was required. St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, and a road ambulance were also on scene. The volunteer crew returned to station and were ready for service at 4:50pm. 31st July 2020 - ALB Friday, July 31st, at 4:23pm the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to reports of a kayaker and paddle boarder in difficulty at Porthclais. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ launched and made way to Porthclais Harbour, once the kayaker and paddle boarder were identified they confirmed they were not in difficulty. A false alarm with good intent. 19th July 2020 - Crew Assembly St Davids inshore lifeboat crew volunteers were paged at 4.32pm for a cliff faller somewhere between Solva and Newgale. The launch was cancelled by coastguards after the man was located by a kayaker at Penycwm. Little Haven RNLI lifeboat and RNLI lifeguards from Newgale provided casualty care until the arrival of the coastguard rescue helicopter which airlifted him to hospital. St Davids and Broad Haven coastguard rescue teams also on scene. 18th July 2020 - Both Boats Saturday 18th July at 15:04, the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to reports of four people stranded on rocks at Porthclais. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat and Inshore Lifeboat were launched to the four adults whose open canoe had capsized, and had managed to climb onto a rock outside of the harbour. They were picked up by the Inshore Lifeboat and transferred safely to Porthclais slipway while the All-Weather Lifeboat stood by. The capsized canoe was then retrieved and returned to them. HM Coastguard St Davids were on also on scene. 13th June 2020 – ALB On Saturday, June 13th, at 12:03pm St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers were paged, they launched the All-weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' and made their way to Newgale where a by-stander had called the Coastguard to report a paddle boarder in difficulty. The crew were stood down en-route as it had been established that the paddle boarder was safe and well, with appropriate kit. The boat returned to station and was ready for service at 1:20pm. This call was a false alarm with good intent. Little Haven lifeboat and St Davids and Broad Haven coastguard teams were also tasked. 7th June 2020 – Both Boats St Davids all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched about 6.30am to assist with the search for a missing person. Soon after the search began the person was located by the all-weather lifeboat. Rehoused at 7.30am. 1st June 2020 - ILB St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were tasked at 3:39pm, June 1st, to launch D- Class 'Marian and Alan Clayton' to Whitesands Beach. A member of the public was in difficulty while trying to retrieve their air bed which had blown into the water. As the crew prepared to launch they were stood down, a member of the crew who were at the beach were able to help the casualty to safety. St Davids Coastguard Team were also on scene. 30th May 2020 - ALB At 6:05pm, Saturday 30th May, St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged for their second callout of the day to 2 people capsized in an inflatable kayak caught in the tide at Jack Sound. The All- Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' launched at 6:17pm and made their way to the scene, Jack Sound, 8 miles to the south. Also paged were Little and Broad Haven lifeboat and Angle all-weather lifeboat. The casualties, who had capsized, were able to call the Coastguard who then made a mayday relay on their behalf with workboat Dale Nelson responding and rescuing the kayakers. The 2 casualties were transferred to Little and Broad Haven Inshore Lifeboat before Angle All- Weather Lifeboat returned them to Martins Haven. HM Coastguard Dale met them on shore and offered safety advice. The crew were back and ready for service at 7:21 pm. 30th May 2020 – Both Boats This morning St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 09:06am, launching All- Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' to the aid of a yacht in difficulty, 16 miles South- west of St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station. On arrival at the scene the crew ensured the four people on-board were safe and well before setting up the tow, they then made way to Porthclais Harbour. Once 'Norah Wortley' and her crew arrived at Porthclais the D-Class 'Marian and Alan Clayton' was launched to tow the yacht into the harbour. The yacht was made safe at Porthclais Harbour before both boats returned to station and were ready for service at 2pm. 26th May 2020 - ALB St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged at 11:24am on Tuesday 26th May, to a broken down 16 ft RIB North of Skomer Island with three persons on board. The All- Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' launched at 11:39am, arriving on scene at 12:10pm. The casualty vessel had three wardens from Skomer Island on board who had been collecting essential supplies from the mainland at Martins Haven, on their return both the main and auxiliary outboard broke down. They were all wearing lifejackets and had a means to call for help on board. On arrival the crew secured the casualty vessel, towed them to North Haven on Skomer and returned them to their mooring. The volunteer crew returned to the boat house and were back on service at 1:10pm. 26th March 2020 - ALB St Davids all-weather lifeboat was tasked at 10.12am to assist an 8m yacht which was on the rocks at Abereiddi - reports from a member of the public on shore indicated that there were 2 people on board. With the nation in lock-down due to Coronavirus, the crew were paged and assembled at the station. The lifeboat was in the process of launching when the tasking was cancelled by the coastguards as it had been established that the yacht was hard aground and could not be refloated. The crew were released with the possibility of having to launch later in the day when the tide refloated the boat. However the coastguards later persuaded the owner not to refloat and to recover the vessel onto the shore. it’s injuries. Rehoused at 2.15pm.
Copyright: David John and St Davids RNLI 2017-2020 The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
Rescues 2020 ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat - D-840 ‘Marian and Alan Clayton’ 12th September 2020 – ILB The volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat were paged at 4:42pm for 2 kayakers reported to be shouting for help near the Bitches Reef in Ramsey Sound. The volunteer crew members mustered at the station and were in the process of launching the lifeboat when coastguards confirmed that the kayakers had been picked up by a local passenger boats. As a result, the launch was cancelled. 30th August 2020 – ALB St Davids RNLI Volunteer crew were paged at 4:47pm, Sunday August 30th, to an upturned sports fishing vessel 9 miles west of the lifeboat station. The All Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' was launched to the 20ft Orkney Longliner that had been sighted by the Irish Ferries 'Isle of Inishmore' on its return to Milford Haven. Once on scene the crew determined that there were no people on board. It became clear that it had broken free of its mooring, which was still attached, at West Cork harbour during Storm Ellen on August 21st and drifted 150 miles before being spotted by the ferry. The crew attempted to right it multiple times but it continued to capsize, the mooring buoy was reattached to make it more visible and the crew returned to station at 8:00pm. The owners were contacted and it was salvaged independently. 28th August 2020 - ALB St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' was paged at 4:04pm, Friday 28th August, to three kayakers in difficulty at the entrance to Solva Harbour, on arrival the casualties had been recovered by a local vessel but had been separated from two of their kayaks in the process. One was located three quarters of a mile out and the second a further half mile out to sea which shows just how quickly the offshore wind carried these out to sea. Once recovered the kayaks were returned to the casualties now safely with St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team at Solva harbour with the Y-Boat as the tide had started to fall. The volunteer crew returned to station and were ready for service at 5:40pm. 18th August 2020 - ALB At mid-day, whilst at sea on exercise, the all-weather lifeboat was alterted to reports of 2 kayakers possibly requiring assistance at the northern end of Ramsey Island. On ariving at the scene it was found that no assistance was required and the lifeboat returned to it’s exercise at 12.20pm. 17th August 2020 - ILB The inshore lifeboat launched around 5.45pm for kayakers reported in difficulties in Whitesands Bay, however on investigating the lifeboat crew found that all was well. False alarm. 6th August 2020 - ILB St Davids Inshore Lifeboat was launched at 8:30pm, Thursday August 6th, to a kayaker caught in the tide around St Davids Head. The volunteer crew made their way to the kayaker where St Davids Coastguard had a visual of them from the coast path. They had managed to get out of the tide themselves, they were tired but well, so were escorted back to Whitesands. 1st August 2020 - ALB Saturday, August 1st, at 3:25pm the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to a medical evacuation at the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddi. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ launched at 3:35pm and made way to Abereiddi. On scene Fishguard Coastguard Rescue Team were providing medical assistance to the casualty, the Y-Boat was launched and three crew were sent ashore to assist. Once the Air Ambulance arrived the casualty was assessed and no further treatment was required. St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, and a road ambulance were also on scene. The volunteer crew returned to station and were ready for service at 4:50pm. 31st July 2020 - ALB Friday, July 31st, at 4:23pm the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to reports of a kayaker and paddle boarder in difficulty at Porthclais. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ launched and made way to Porthclais Harbour, once the kayaker and paddle boarder were identified they confirmed they were not in difficulty. A false alarm with good intent. 19th July 2020 - Crew Assembly St Davids inshore lifeboat crew volunteers were paged at 4.32pm for a cliff faller somewhere between Solva and Newgale. The launch was cancelled by coastguards after the man was located by a kayaker at Penycwm. Little Haven RNLI lifeboat and RNLI lifeguards from Newgale provided casualty care until the arrival of the coastguard rescue helicopter which airlifted him to hospital. St Davids and Broad Haven coastguard rescue teams also on scene. 18th July 2020 - Both Boats Saturday 18th July at 15:04, the St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged to reports of four people stranded on rocks at Porthclais. St Davids RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat and Inshore Lifeboat were launched to the four adults whose open canoe had capsized, and had managed to climb onto a rock outside of the harbour. They were picked up by the Inshore Lifeboat and transferred safely to Porthclais slipway while the All-Weather Lifeboat stood by. The capsized canoe was then retrieved and returned to them. HM Coastguard St Davids were on also on scene. 13th June 2020 – ALB On Saturday, June 13th, at 12:03pm St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Volunteers were paged, they launched the All-weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' and made their way to Newgale where a by-stander had called the Coastguard to report a paddle boarder in difficulty. The crew were stood down en-route as it had been established that the paddle boarder was safe and well, with appropriate kit. The boat returned to station and was ready for service at 1:20pm. This call was a false alarm with good intent. Little Haven lifeboat and St Davids and Broad Haven coastguard teams were also tasked. 7th June 2020 – Both Boats St Davids all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched about 6.30am to assist with the search for a missing person. Soon after the search began the person was located by the all- weather lifeboat. Rehoused at 7.30am. 1st June 2020 - ILB St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were tasked at 3:39pm, June 1st, to launch D-Class 'Marian and Alan Clayton' to Whitesands Beach. A member of the public was in difficulty while trying to retrieve their air bed which had blown into the water. As the crew prepared to launch they were stood down, a member of the crew who were at the beach were able to help the casualty to safety. St Davids Coastguard Team were also on scene. 30th May 2020 - ALB At 6:05pm, Saturday 30th May, St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged for their second callout of the day to 2 people capsized in an inflatable kayak caught in the tide at Jack Sound. The All- Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' launched at 6:17pm and made their way to the scene, Jack Sound, 8 miles to the south. Also paged were Little and Broad Haven lifeboat and Angle all-weather lifeboat. The casualties, who had capsized, were able to call the Coastguard who then made a mayday relay on their behalf with workboat Dale Nelson responding and rescuing the kayakers. The 2 casualties were transferred to Little and Broad Haven Inshore Lifeboat before Angle All- Weather Lifeboat returned them to Martins Haven. HM Coastguard Dale met them on shore and offered safety advice. The crew were back and ready for service at 7:21 pm. 30th May 2020 – Both Boats This morning St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 09:06am, launching All-Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' to the aid of a yacht in difficulty, 16 miles South-west of St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station. On arrival at the scene the crew ensured the four people on- board were safe and well before setting up the tow, they then made way to Porthclais Harbour. Once 'Norah Wortley' and her crew arrived at Porthclais the D-Class 'Marian and Alan Clayton' was launched to tow the yacht into the harbour. The yacht was made safe at Porthclais Harbour before both boats returned to station and were ready for service at 2pm. 26th May 2020 - ALB St Davids RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were paged at 11:24am on Tuesday 26th May, to a broken down 16 ft RIB North of Skomer Island with three persons on board. The All- Weather Lifeboat 'Norah Wortley' launched at 11:39am, arriving on scene at 12:10pm. The casualty vessel had three wardens from Skomer Island on board who had been collecting essential supplies from the mainland at Martins Haven, on their return both the main and auxiliary outboard broke down. They were all wearing lifejackets and had a means to call for help on board. On arrival the crew secured the casualty vessel, towed them to North Haven on Skomer and returned them to their mooring. The volunteer crew returned to the boat house and were back on service at 1:10pm. 26th March 2020 - ALB St Davids all-weather lifeboat was tasked at 10.12am to assist an 8m yacht which was on the rocks at Abereiddi - reports from a member of the public on shore indicated that there were 2 people on board. With the nation in lock-down due to Coronavirus, the crew were paged and assembled at the station. The lifeboat was in the process of launching when the tasking was cancelled by the coastguards as it had been established that the yacht was hard aground and could not be refloated. The crew were released with the possibility of having to launch later in the day when the tide refloated the boat. However the coastguards later persuaded the owner not to refloat and to recover the vessel onto the shore. it’s injuries. Rehoused at 2.15pm.
St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
Copyright: David John and St Davids RNLI 2017-2020. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
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