The Crew of the Loughor Inshore Lifeboat are on-call 24 hours a day to help preserve life in and around the Loughor Estuary


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Last Call Out

January 13th, 2017|3 Comments

    2nd March At 11:40  UK Coastguard paged the Volunteer Crew's of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat along with coastguard Search & Rescue teams from Loughor & Bury Port after receiving reports that a Vessel was in difficulty within the Loughor Estuary. Crews responded to the scene in order to conduct a search for the vessel and recover them to a place of safety. The initial phone call was made from a with held telephone number to the Loughor Boating Club, where a member of staff immediately contacted the UK Coastguard on 999 to inform them of the phone call. The tide was outgoing therefore the smaller secondary flood rescue boat was deployed with two crew members on-board. Shortly after launching, the boat struck a submerged object causing the engine failure with significant damage putting that boat out of service. The cost to repair almost matches the cost of a new engine. Following extensive search of the area by the two Coastguard units from high and low points around the estuary. No boat or persons in danger were located and all Crews subsequently returned back to their station for de-brief. The Lifeboat at Loughor is an Independent Lifeboat funded by the local Community through collection days, fundraising events and as a result of the goodwill of the public, local schools and collection tins. We are not funded by the RNLI . Hoax calls can cause vital services to be falsely diverted away, preventing them from attending a real emergency to help a person in their time of distress or need. It is very frustrating for crew members who give up their time to attend emergency calls and to those employers who kindly allow their staff to respond and the cost to them not knowing a false alarm has been made by a Hoax call. Loughor Inshore rescue fully supports the investigation into finding those responsible.  

Do you have what it takes?

June 3rd, 2016|1 Comment

Do you have what it takes to become a Volunteer Lifeboat Crew Member? Are you available to train on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings? Can you spare time to help fund-raise at events to keep the Lifeboat service going? Do you live within 3 miles of Loughor Lifeboat Station? Even if further you can still join our shore Crew or fundraising team. If you can answer yes to these questions then please get in touch with us Whether you are male or female we have a role for you Loughor Lifeboat is an Independent Lifeboat one of three within Wales, we are funded by the community by holding flag days and attending local events as well as donations from local groups. We cover from worms head to St Ishmaels right up into Pontarddulais providing a declared service to the Maritime Coastguard Agency 365 days a year 24 hours a day 7 days a week. All our volunteers are totally unpaid and are provided with high quality training through the RYA as well as PPE ( personal protective equipment) to help make the role safe. Each applicant will undertake a 12 month training program and receive full training in First Aid as well as chart reading and much more we ask that you have a full UK driving licence or other mode of transport to enable you to attend training. If you are interested in joining a Family of dedicated volunteers then please get in touch with us email: mail@loughorlifeboat or leave a message on 01792 891 891