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

August 26th, 2016|3 Comments

  19th November At 20:10 this evening Milford Haven Coastguard paged the crew of the Lifeboat following the sinking of a dory which Bury Port RNLI attended to and a second vessel the Crafty Turk which the Dory collided with was returning to Loughor whilst taking on water. the Lifeboat was on the slipway being launched while sight of the casualty vessel was made Crew stood by to help secure the boat to its mooring. Bilge pumps had failed and another bilge was being brought in, it was suggested that we tow the boat above the tide line until it could be surveyed but the owner declined and insisted the vessel would be fine. Crew stayed until the 2 P.O.B. were safely ashore then washed down the equipment and back on service. The boat that sank had 2 P.OB. and they were returned by a passer by to the the boating Club lucky to survive their ordeal. Services involved Milford Haven Coastguard Loughor Mobile SRT & Loughor Lifeboat

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