Volunteer crew at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat are saying farewell to one of their colleagues. Award winning helmsman, Paul Eastment, who has been a volunteer crewman since late 1997 will not be losing all ties with his fellow crew though. Paul who became a staff member of the RNLI 13 years ago has been able to
Last weekend, both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Jean Ryall launched to rescue a windsurfer on Saturday morning, and a kayaker, Sunday lunchtime. On Saturday 6th, the two RNLI Lifeboats launched to rescue a windsurfer who had lost his board and sail, and was in difficulties on the rocks at Newton Point.
On Friday 26th June, exactly 50 years to the day, Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat Station celebrated 50 years of service at a celebratory dinner at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. Over 200 people attended the dinner which was hosted by Welsh singer and presenter Beverley Humphries. Apart from the present and past crew, other guests included the
In a dramatic race against the incoming tide both Porthcawl Lifeboats were launched to rescue a 14 year old holiday maker stranded waist deep on a rock just off Newton Point. Following a 999 call to Milford Haven Coastguard, Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 5.30pm Saturday afternoon. Both boats were used in this
Just after midday on Saturday 31st Oct both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Jean Ryall launched to reports of a capsized kayaker in difficulty half a mile off Newton Point. The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat, Rose of the Shires, with Helmsman Chris Missen in command, sighted the casualty with his capsized kayak. Chris
This year has seen several organisations in Porthcawl celebrate key anniversaries and one of these was that of the Porthcawl Masonic Lodge of Sker who celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Masonic Hall, New Road, Porthcawl, with a Celebration Meal. This milestone in their history also coincided with Porthcawl RNLI also celebrating their 50th anniversary