New data shows demand on RNLI lifeboat crews soared as summer lockdown was eased

VOLUNTEER crew members at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) faced an unprecedented summer* with new statistics revealing a dramatic increase in the number of water users needing to be helped by the charity’s lifeboat crews compared to 2019. Based on provisional incident reports** from RNLI lifeboat stations around the Continue Reading

RNLI unveils its festive film as highly anticipated Christmas ads are released

FILMED on location at the lifeboat station in Lyme Regis, Dorset, the heartening ad highlights the dedication and commitment of all its lifesavers who will be on call during the Christmas period – with the charity asking for the public’s help to ensure their volunteers can continue saving lives. Over Continue Reading

Watch as three lifeboats battle heavy seas to save cargo vessel

THE combined might of three lifeboats was required yesterday to save a stricken 4,000-tonne ship in huge seas off the Irish coast. Dunmore East’s Trent, Kilmore’s Tamar and Rosslare Harbour’s Severn class, which are fuelled and maintained thanks to your generous donations, battled 6m swells for 12 hours to ensure Continue Reading

RNLI in Wales calls on public to be extra cautious over half term break

THE RNLI is warning people who live by the Welsh coast and can walk to beaches for exercise during the fire break not to take unnecessary risks. The charity is urging people not to put undue pressure on volunteer lifeboat crews and other front-line services. As schools across Wales prepare Continue Reading

Beaumaris lifeboat tasked to a boat with reported engine failure near Caernarfon

AT 3.32 pm on Monday (Oct 19) 2020 the U.K. Coastguard at Holyhead paged for the volunteer crew members of the R N L I Beaumaris to launch and assist a motor vessel with engine failure near Caernarfon. The Beaumaris lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington was launched at 3.40 pm and Continue Reading

Cave Rescue For Holyhead RNLI

A routine training exercise turned into a real rescue for Holyhead RNLI on Sunday (Oct 18), when three men on board a vessel became stuck in a local cave.A sudden swell had spun the six-metre craft, a commercial, and swept her into the large cave near North Stack known as Continue Reading

Sunflowers on Gower raise funds for Mumbles Lifeboat

THIS summer many people who managed to get out as local lockdown was lifted had the chance to enjoy the sunflowers at Rhosilli. The field was recently purchased by local man Rob Morgan. The field proved popular and help raise thousands of pounds for the National Trust as visitors used Continue Reading

Charity urges public to be vigilant of high spring tides this weekend

THE RNLI are reminding the public to check tide times before walking on the coast this weekend as the high spring tides reach a peak on Saturday and Sunday. Spring tides happen twice every month throughout the year without regard to the season. During this time the earth, sun and Continue Reading

Busy weekend for RNLI lifeboat crews in North Wales

LATE Saturday afternoon at 5.45 pm Conwy’s volunteer, inshore lifeboat crew, aboard the May-Bob, were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard. They were required to go to the assistance of a 40ft sailing vessel which had suffered engine failure and was anchored approx. one-mile North of Conwy Morfa. Due to the size Continue Reading

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