On Sunday the 30 August at 7.30pm 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.
The crew of the RNLI Atlantic 85 class lifeboat 'Spirit of Friendship' was informed that a 10m lobster fishing boat had suffered an unknown engine failure near to Monks Cave south of Aberystwyth. The casualty had dropped their anchor and were safe with 2 people on board.
The lifeboat with crew Dai Lloyd, Robert Clarke, Ian Brandreth and Alex Harris soon located the vessel and took it under towed, returning back to its berth in Aberystwyth marina over an hour after launching.
Aberystwyth Lifeboat along with Borth Inshore Lifeboat (ILB), Aberystwyth, Borth Coastguard Search and Rescue teams was tasked to three people cut off by the tide north of Clarach.
Crew were paged at 05:04 on Thursday morning to assist the Police and Coastguard with a search for a missing person.
The crew were paged at 16:30 on the Wednesday to reports that a yacht had run aground near the harbour entrance and was possibly drifting towards rocks.
Aberystwyth Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) was launched to reports that there was a person in the water in distress off Aberystwyth North Beach.
Both Aberystwyth Lifeboat and IRB was launched after a request from police to assist with a search for a missing person.
Busy 2014 for RNLI Aberystwyth
2014 was a busy year for the RNLI crew at Aberystwyth who were called upon 41 times to launch the stations lifeboats, rescuing 17 people and saving one life.
The year started early on New Years day with the crew being paged at 7:30am to a person in the sea in rough conditions. The casualty was able to get out of the water before the stations Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Spirit of Friendship' was launched.
Boat On Station
Boats on station
Atlantic 85 B-822 'Spirit of friendship'
Tractor on Station
TW28H Talus MB4H Hydrostatic