At 8.30pm on Thursday evening, April 16, whilst out on exercise, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat observed a boat close to shore at Two Mile Gate, flash a distress signal with a torch.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is issuing its own call for help, appealing for volunteers and fundraisers to get involved with ‘Mayday’, the charity’s forthcoming national fundraising event which will take place from 1–4 May this year.
The New Quay inshore lifeboat was called out at 4.50pm on Tuesday, 14th April to attend to a sailing dinghy with problems off Traethgwyn locally.
Flint RNLI who are Sainsburys Flint charity of the year held a ‘Name the Bear’ and guess the ‘Number of sweets’ in a jar competition.
The volunteer crew of Teddington RNLI were called out in the early hours of this morning to multiple sinking vessels in Richmond-upon-Thames.
Barmouth RNLI Mechanic Llew Griffin retired on 10 April after serving 26 years in the post.
At 11.31am on Friday 17 April 2015 the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris inshore lifeboat launched, to a report of the sighting that a tip of a mast could be seen above water from a recently sunk yacht.
The Port Talbot lifeboat was tasked at 6.35pm on Thursday 16th April after a report was received from a member of the public that a boat had got into trouble approximately one mile up the River Neath.
Beaumaris lifeboat crew had a surprise visit during their weekly training exercise last night as RNLI fundraiser Alan Short, popped in to say hello as part of his 5000 mile trek around the UK coast.
Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers celebrate 50 years of service in 2015. The station is encouraging the community to join in a number of planned events to mark this occasion.
Fishguard RNLI lifeboat station and the North Breakwater will be open to the public on Sunday 3 May as part of the RNLI’s national fundraising appeal - Mayday.
RNLI Angle’s all weather lifeboat was alerted in the early hours of today (Thursday, April 16) to go to the aid of an injured fisherman on board a 46 metre fishing vessel 14 miles south-west of St Ann’s Head on the south Pembrokeshire coast.
Filey volunteer RNLI Lifeboat crew were called out this morning (Wednesday 15 April) after a commercial fishing vessel asked for assistance.
On Sunday 10 May 12 – 2pm RNLI Kirkcudbright fundraising team are holding a Soup & Sweet in the Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall.
Wicklow RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.35pm this afternoon (Wednesday 15 April) by the Coast Guard, after an emergency position radio beacon (EPIRB) activated from a vessel in distress off the Wicklow coast.
The Invergordon RNLI lifeboat “Douglas Aikman Smith” launched yesterday to respond to a Mayday alert picked up by Aberdeen Coastguard on VHF Channel 16.
The inshore and all-weather RNLI lifeboats were in action today (Sunday 12th April) to assist a 35ft Jeanneau yacht which got into difficulty in Conwy Bay.
On the morning of the 11th of April, 2015 volunteer crew members aboard Criccieth's RNLI lifeboat were diverted from a scheduled exercise to go to the assistance of a rowing-boat race safety boat at the mouth of the Glaslyn estuary.
Volunteer lifeboat crewmembers had launched on exercise on Sunday morning when they were tasked at 10am to attend an incident at Brean when a dog had been reported falling over the edge of the Down in proximity of the fort.
On their first day of training at the new RNLI lifeboat station in Portishead, the volunteer crew were interrupted at 3.15pm on Tuesday (14 April) by the sound of their pagers.
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