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15 06, 2021

End of an era as Porthcawl RNLI volunteer helm retires as sea going crew

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Sunday 15 June was a day of mixed emotions for Porthcawl RNLI volunteer helm, Carl Evans as he retired from his role as sea going crew at Porthcawl. Carl joined the crew during the summer of 1989 at the age of 23, two days after meeting his future wife Angela. Carl said, 'I'm most grateful

15 06, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI welcomes new lifeboat medical advisor

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Porthcawl RNLI has recently welcomed Dr. Maria Cronje to the role of volunteer Lifeboat Medical Advisor. Maria works as a GP and is a senior partner at North Cornelly Surgery. In the role of Lifeboat Medical Advisor, Maria will be responsible for crew medicals and welfare which is essential to help Porthcawl RNLI save lives

14 06, 2021

Busy few hours for Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers on Sunday 13 June

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Porthcawl RNLI volunteers had a very busy few hours yesterday (Sunday 13 June 2021). The first launch request from UK Coastguard came at 5.47pm when both of the charity's lifeboats were requested to launch at the same time to two separate incidents. The relief D Class lifeboat, Super G II was requested to assist with

28 05, 2021

RNLI in Wales launches new campaign as survey reveals 30M plan summer coast trip

By | May 28th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on RNLI in Wales launches new campaign as survey reveals 30M plan summer coast trip

In light of the stark figures which reveal 30M people are planning to hit the UK coast this summer, the RNLI in Wales is taking steps to ensure their safety. With uncertainty over foreign holidays and international travel, the RNLI is predicting this summer will be the busiest ever on the Welsh coast, as Covid restrictions

17 05, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI crew rescue two from rock at Newton Point

By | May 19th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI crew rescue two from rock at Newton Point

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard on Friday 14 May after they’d received a 999 call reporting that two teenagers were trapped on a rock by the incoming tide at Newton Point, Porthcawl. The RNLI charity’s relief D Class lifeboat Super G II was launched on service with three crew onboard and made best

14 05, 2021

Long Service Medals for Porthcawl RNLI Fundraisers

By | May 17th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Long Service Medals for Porthcawl RNLI Fundraisers

Diana John with Mark Dowie On a recent visit to Porthcawl lifeboat, RNLI CEO, Mark Dowie, was delighted to be able to present four stalwarts of the fundraising team with long service medals. During the presentation he stressed the importance of fund raising in providing the charity with the means to be able

8 05, 2021

Harry Lidgley stops off at Porthcawl during 7000km cycling challenge

By | May 8th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Harry Lidgley stops off at Porthcawl during 7000km cycling challenge

Harry Lidgley stopped at the lifeboat station today (8 May 2021) whilst cycling the entire coastline of mainland Great Britain (a total of 7000km). Having set out on 1 May from the RNLI Support Centre in Poole Harry is calling at every lifeboat station along the way (168 of them) and raising funds for the

29 04, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI’s annual figures for 2020

By | April 29th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porthcawl RNLI’s annual figures for 2020

The RNLI’s annual figures for 2020 have been released this week which show that Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew: Launched the charity's inshore lifeboats 45 times, aiding 81 people and saving 11 lives. just over half of the launches were in darkness. We’re anticipating a very busy summer ahead as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease and

27 04, 2021

Strong easterly winds and Spring tides lead to busy Saturday for Porthcawl RNLI

By | April 27th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Strong easterly winds and Spring tides lead to busy Saturday for Porthcawl RNLI

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers had a busy few hours on Saturday 24 April launching to five incidents within a few hours. Many of the incidents were caused by very strong easterly winds which were offshore at locations across the coastline of the County Borough of Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan. The first call came for

26 04, 2021

Welsh RNLI crews issue their own Mayday after figures reveal a dramatic increase in lives saved last summer

By | April 27th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Welsh RNLI crews issue their own Mayday after figures reveal a dramatic increase in lives saved last summer

The RNLI in Wales has today released its annual rescue figures which show lives saved by lifeboat crews during the summer of 2020 rocketed by 71%. As lockdown restrictions eased and people flocked to the coast, RNLI lifesavers saved the lives of 24 people between June and August, compared with 14 lives the previous year.