Port Talbot Lifeboat Station

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Port Talbot Lifeboat Station
RNLI Lifeboat station
Aberavon beach,Port Talbot,south Wales. - geograph.org.uk - 77171.jpg
Aberavon Beach, where the Port Talbot lifeboat launches
Country Wales, UK
State Neath Port Talbot
Town Port Talbot
Location Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot, Neath & Port Talbot. SA12 6QW
 - coordinates 51°35′36″N 3°49′00″W / 51.59333°N 3.81667°W / 51.59333; -3.81667Coordinates: 51°35′36″N 3°49′00″W / 51.59333°N 3.81667°W / 51.59333; -3.81667
Founded 1966
Owner Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Visitation Open All year round
Port Talbot Lifeboat Station is located in Wales
Port Talbot Lifeboat Station
Port Talbot, Neath & Port Talbot

Port Talbot Lifeboat Station (based in, Aberavon, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot, Wales) was opened in 1966 as an Inshore Lifeboat Station with a D-class (EA16) lifeboat.[1] The station is currently housed in a purpose built building close to the coastguard and lifeguard station that was finished in 1998.

The station currently operates the D-class (IB1) lifeboat Nigel Martin Spender (D-713).

The lifeboat station works and trains closely with Port Talbot Coastguard, RNLI Lifeguards and RAF Search & Rescue.

Fleet[edit]

Dates in service Class Op. No. Name
1966–1971 D-class (RFD PB16) D-88 unnamed
1971–1984 D-class (RFD PB16) D-189 unnamed
1984–1990 D-class (zodiac III) D-297 unnamed
1990–1999 D-class (EA16) D-402 Warwick
1999–2009 D-class (EA16) D-550 Gwenllian The Rotary Club of Port Talbot
2009–present D-class (IB1) D-713 Nigel Martin Spender

Station Honours[edit]

Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum - 1995

The Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum was awarded to Robert Vernon Harris for his courage and initiative when he transferred from the lifeboat to another vessel.

Framed Letter of Thanks x 2 - 1995

Framed Letters of Thanks were awarded to Crew Members Leigh Worth and Stanley May for their assistance dring a transfer from the lifeboat to another vessel.

Framed Letter of Thanks x 2 - 1999

Framed Letters of Thanks were presented to Helmsman Matthew Rossi, Crew Member Leon Murphy and Crew Member David Jones assisting the ship Mineral Century.

Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum x 2- 2006

Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum were awarded to Helmsman David Jones and Crew Member Christopher Thomas for saving the life of a man who was thrown overboard from a motorboat during strong winds and 3m high seas.

Framed Letter of Thanks - 2006

A Framed Letter of Thanks was presented to Crew Member Rachel Thomas for saving the life of a man who was thrown overboard from a motorboat during strong winds and 3m high seas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port Talbot History". Rnli.org.uk. 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 

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