2014 was a busy year for the RNLI crew at Aberystwyth who were called upon 41 times to launch the stations lifeboats, rescuing 17 people and saving one life.
The latest figures released today by the RNLI charity reveal the island’s volunteer lifeboat crew were called out 47 times last year.
After a year that saw the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards brave rough seas, stormy weather and rip currents to rescue 10,083 people, the RNLI is calling for the public to think ahead and never underestimate the strength and power of the sea.
The RNLI’s Tower lifeboat station in central London has been named the busiest in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, new figures released today reveal.
England and Exeter Chiefs rugby player Jack Nowell is urging people to get behind and support Penlee RNLI’s fundraising appeal. The appeal, which was launched today at the Annual General Meeting (Tuesday 27 January),
Thursday (22 January) was another huge milestone in the decorated history of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station.
Thursday (22 January) was another huge milestone in the decorated history of Moelfre RNLI.This was the long-awaited day, as Moelfre RNLI lifeboat Kiwi rumbled down the newly constructed slipway for the very first time.
At a ceremony on Saturday night (24 January), volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat received the Emergency Response Team of the Year, awarded as part of the 2015 Community and Council Awards which are celebrated by LAMA (Local Authority Members Asc).
On Saturday (24 January) the Bishop of Saint Davids, the Right Reverend J Wyn Evans visited Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboat station to find out more about the RNLI, but particularly the work of the Revd Ian Girling, the station's newest volunteer.
Morecambe’s RNLI inshore lifeboat and hovercraft launched yesterday (Sunday 25 January), after a request from the Coastguard, to investigate a report that a windsurfer had gone missing in the River Lune estuary near Glasson Dock.
The RNLI Peterhead Tamar Lifeboat ‘The Misses Robertson of Kintail’ launched on its first shout of the year on Tuesday 13 January at 12.02 pm.
Blackpool RNLI volunteers launched all three of their lifeboats on Sunday evening to take part in a multi agency search and rescue operation involving RNLI lifeboats from Fleetwood, Morecambe and Blackpool, local coastguard rescue teams and the police.
Howth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 5.30am this morning (Sunday 25 January) to reports of man in the water in Howth Harbour.
Volunteer lifeboat crew at Newcastle RNLI were called out on Wednesday (21 January) after a distress call from a fishing vessel in the Irish Sea.
Gravesend lifeboat crew launched at 11.40am today to a hovercraft that was in difficulty and was reported to be broken down.
Whitby RNLI, in consultation with the charity’s Inspector and Operations team has appointed Howard Fields as the Second Coxswain for Whitby RNLI after the retirement of Nick Botham.
The volunteer crew of Littlehampton lifeboat were paged at 8.24pm on Wednesday 21 January by the Coastguard following a mayday alarm call being raised by the crew of a fishing vessel reporting that they had run aground.
At 1 pm on Friday 23 January, Liverpool Coastguard tasked the Morecambe RNLI volunteer inshore lifeboat crew to respond to a report that a man was trapped in his car at Sunderland Point.
There was a big surprise in store for one of the Mumbles volunteer lifeboat crew yesterday when a fellow volunteer went to great heights to pop the question.
A quiz night is being held on Friday 30 January at the Black and Gold Social Club at Shielfield Park in aid of the RNLI.
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