The Lifeboat is one of
around 60 independent Lifeboats set up around the country, who
are not part of the RNLI and receive no funding from them,
although we do work together on
exercises and call-outs.
sub menus you will find all the information about the station,
including photos of the crew and the Lifeboat currently on
station, as well as a history of the station and also of the
call-outs that we have attended.
The next call-out could come
at any time, day or night, and the crew will always attend,
whether they are at home or in
work. Our crew come from all
walks of life, we have students, a mechanic, a postman, a computer consultant
and also a finance manager on the crew.
We currently have over 20 crew members who are trained to the
standard, so that when the call comes in, they
will respond in the best possible way.
Coxswain stands down after 37 years in the Service
Colin Mark Davies' association with the lifeboat began when he was 11 years old. He would help his father Malcolm and uncle Vincent, who was Coxswain at the time, with maintenance and general duties around the station. He soon became a full crew member, carrying in the family tradition and was taught boat handling and acquired great local knowledge of the estuary which proved invaluable in his time with the lifeboat.
Colin responded to many callous in his time with the lifeboat which have amounted to nearly a third since its inception in 1969.
In 2011 Colin was promoted to the role of Coxswain, a role which he was proud to take on and indeed a role to which he brought a wealth of experience.
Crew members past and present who have had the pleasure of serving alongside Colin wish him and his family all best wishes for the future.
In an Emergency Dial 999 ask for the Coastguard
Thursday 11th February
Today at 09:49 The Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to immediate launch to a fishing boat that had suffered engine failure under Loughor Road bridge The two Persons on Board (P.O.B.) were quick thinking in dropping their anchor while they called the UK Coastguard Service. Loughor Mobile Coastguard Unit was also tasked to attend. The Lifeboat secured a tow to the boat and returned them safely to the Slipway at the Lifeboat Station.
The Loughor Coastguard Unit then gave advice to the crew of the fishing boat upon its recovery.
Services involved: UK Coastguard Milford Haven Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue lifeboat. The lifeboat was then washed down and back on service by 11:10