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
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
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
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
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
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.
Everyone involved in the RNLI sends heartfelt condolences to Our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied Her Majesty on many RNLI occasions and we thank him for his longstanding commitment to maritime services and a lifetime of support to Her Majesty.
The RNLI is urging people to think carefully about beach safety ahead of the Easter holidays. This warning comes with some of the highest tides of the year from this weekend, (27 March – 2 April), which, historically, often see people cut off and requiring the RNLI’s help. With restrictions set to gradually ease in
On Saturday 20 February Porthcawl's Derek Crowder completed a cycling challenge to celebrate his 80th birthday. With nearly £600 raised so far, all funds raised go towards saving lives at sea at Porthcawl. Derek rode 80km on his 80th birthday challenge and intends to hold two more cycling challenges later in the year. To sponsor
With half term approaching next week, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone, who is able under government guidelines to visit the Welsh coast to stay safe. The charity is urging people not to take any unnecessary risks that may put extra pressure on emergency services. Every time a lifeboat crew is called