Rescue Info

  • Launch date: Sun 22 Jul 18
  • Time Launched: 9:25
  • Crew: Ian Richards
    Paul Williams
  • Wind Force: 1
  • Wind Direction: West
  • Casualty Type: Manual Pleasure Craft
  • Return Date: Sun 22 Jul
  • Time returned: 10:15
  • Lifeboat: Arancia 78

Inspect home made canoe

The Arancia lifeboat was launched to check on a home made canoe and its occupant.

The home made vessel and its owner had been launched from Tan Y Bwlch beach and had raised concerns with some passing members of the public who alerted the coastguard. The lifeboat crew quickly found the canoe off south beach and ascertained that the vessel was indeed home made. The owner was adamant that the vessel was sea worthy and would take him up the coast.

After some discussion, and with a flat calm sea the owner who had no radio and no flares agreed to contact the Coastguard by his mobile phone at regular points along his journey. The lifeboat then returned to station where the crew were getting ready for a Sunday morning exercise.