The Moelfre RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out twice in under three hours yesterday (Thursday) and assisted three people who had got into difficulties in the strong offshore wind.
A lifeboat man is always vigilant at busy Bank Holiday weekends and when Barmouth RNLI coxswain Peter Davies was cycling down Barmouth promenade on Sunday (30 August) he spotted a flare out at sea near the outer buoy.
Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat has been called out five times in six days, making it a very busy week indeed for the volunteer crews.
A standby and two callout for both boats meant the volunteers of the charity’s lifeboats were kept busy, as the displays carried on overhead on a great day, the second of Rhyl’s third annual Air Shows.
Large crowds turned out for St Ives Lifeboat Day on Saturday (August 29) to watch the last ever demonstration for one of the station’s lifeboats.
Sunday 30 August saw RNLI Amble open its doors to the public for its annual harbour day and the team was overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm of the public that made it such a great day for all.
St Ives inshore and all weather lifeboats were tasked this evening (Monday 31 August) at 7.45pm, to rescue a couple and their dog who had become cut off on the rocks near seal island, west of St Ives.
RNLI lifeguards across the south west were involved in several incidents this weekend as the Bank Holiday brought plenty of people to the coast.
The first shout followed a 999 call to the coastguard at 2.45pm on Sunday 30 August reporting a motor boat with engine failure that was stranded without any power, one mile offshore and two miles east of Littlehampton harbour.
Bude and Padstow lifeboats wowed the crowds in a joint demonstration with a search and rescue helicopter during Bude Lifeboat Day.
The volunteer crew at Little & Broad Haven RNLI lifeboat launched on service after reports of two people in the water at Druidstone yesterday evening (August 31).
Lifeboats from Sheerness, Gravesend and Southend were on station at the start of the Round the world Clipper Race.
The RNLI lifeboat from Aberystwyth was asked to go and assist a local lobster fishing boat who had suffered engine failure four miles South of Aberystwyth on Sunday (30 August) at 7.30pm.
Words of gratitude for the volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat have been received from the owner of the cabin cruiser ‘Johanna’ involved in the above incident on August 1 this year.
Ballycotton RNLI was launched at 7.12pm yesterday evening (Sunday 30 August) to aid a dolphin that was stranded due to extreme high tides in a bogland near Ballycotton.
Wicklow RNLI volunteers launched their inshore lifeboat at 6.30pm yesterday evening (Sunday 30 August) to assist two people on an 18ft motor boat with engine failure near Wicklow Head.
During June, Lizard lifeboat crew member Simon Fayers took part in the Jester Baltimore Challenge, a single handed yacht race from Plymouth to Baltimore, Ireland.
The crew of the Dartmouth Lower Ferry reported their concerns about three paddle-boarders and a sit on kayaker attempting to paddle upstream, in the dark, against a very strong ebb tide.
On Sunday morning (30 August) volunteers from RNLI Kessock were mustering at the lifeboat station ahead of routine training exercise when they overhead a VHF Mayday call on from a yacht leaving Inverness.
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