RNLI Visit by the 3 St Davids Lifeboats

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At 6.00 pm on Saturday 18th April a large crowd gathered on Solva’s Trinity Quay to welcome and view three St Davids lifeboats; the “Garside”, the “Norah Wortley” and the Inshore lifeboat “Myrtle and Trevor Gurr”. The event was organised by SBOA with Capt. James Wilcox and the Cox Dai John.

St Davids Lifeboat station is in the unusual position of operating two all-weather lifeboats, simultaneously. The Tyne class lifeboat    “Garside” is housed in the boathouse and launched down the     slipway, when required.  The Tamar class “Norah Wortley” is the       primary all-weather lifeboat and is being kept on a mooring until the new station is ready. The Inshore lifeboat the RNLB “Myrtle and Trevor Gurr” (D-704) is one of the RNLIs highly successful IB1    inflatable inshore rescue boats.

On Tuesday 21st April two of them were back!
At 1.15 am both St Davids RNLI all-weather (ALB) and inshore (ILB) lifeboats went to the aid of a 37 ft yacht Otter with two persons on board, which had run aground in the entrance of Solva harbour. The ILB transferred the two sailors to the safety of the ALB, and stood by for the incoming tide to re-float the yacht. At 5.50 am,  with the yacht floating, the ALB took the casualty vessel under tow to Dale.
Further details on www.stdavids-rnli.org.uk and St Davids Lifeboat facebook page.
Also please see details of the RNLI Mayday Fun Day and Duck race – scroll down.