Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller is heading off for a trip of another kind, for a refit and spot of maintenance.

Many may have noticed the Tenby lifeboat moored out at sea for the past few days around North Beach. This is because the Haydn Miller will be heading off for routine maintenance this week.

In it’s place this week at the Tenby station is another Tamar class lifeboat, the relief Victor Freeman, which will be used by Tenby’s crew until the work on the Haydn Miller is complete.

The Victor Freeeman has already been in action since arriving on station, with its first shout last night (Sunday, August 6) after 10 pm, to assist a boat with engine failure in between Waterwynch and Monkstone, three quarters of a mile north-east of the station.

The volunteer crew were soon on the water and after a brief search, located the casualty vessel.

The occupants requested a tow back to Saundersfoot Harbour.