Incidents

We are tasked by the emergency services, including HM Coastguaard, Fire & Rescue, Police and the Ambulance Services. Our teams are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Below are the callouts that we have attended.

  • Newport 20-04-20

    A member of the public had alerted the Coastguard after seeing a small vessel adrift under George Street Bridge just before sunset.
    Our volunteer crew were swiftly on scene with SARA Lifeboat 14 ‘Maureen Easton’ and put the vessel under tow. It was recovered to Uskmouth Slip, to prevent any further incidents.

    20th Apr 2020
    20th Apr 2020
  • Newport Docks 11-04-20 (#55)

    SARA Lifeboat 14 was launched for the second time in two days, shortly before midday, to effect the recovery of a body which had been spotted in the water close to Newport Docks. The body was recovered to Uskmouth and handed over to the Police.
    SARA Beachley were tasked to support but were then stood down en route.

    11th Apr 2020
    11th Apr 2020
  • Newport 10-04-20

    SARA Lifeboat 14 was launched at Newport in the late afternoon, in planned support of a police operation to investigate an object at low water.

    10th Apr 2020
    10th Apr 2020
  • Berkeley 05-04-20

    Land search teams from SARA Tewkesbury and Beachley were called out to Berkeley shortly after 7pm. They were tasked with supporting Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search, and Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group also provided support.
    Thankfully the missing person was located safe and well by one of the SARA search teams, and the volunteers were stood down from the scene at 11.15pm.

    5th Apr 2020
    5th Apr 2020
  • M48 Bridge 02-04-20

    SARA Beachley lifeboat were called out shortly before 4pm to support the Police with an incident on the M48 bridge. However they were stood down within 15 minutes and no launch was required.

    2nd Apr 2020
    2nd Apr 2020
  • Newport Usk Search 29-03-20 (#51)

    SARA Newport lifeboat crew were called out at 1830, to support Gwent Police with a search on the River Usk. SARA Lifeboat 14 ‘The Maureen Easton’ was launched, and was joined by colleagues from SARA Beachley with SARA Lifeboat 3 ‘Swift and Bold’.
    The boats were stood down at 2100 with nothing having been found.
    We are proud to remain on call for emergencies, along with all our colleagues in the emergency services and other lifeboat organisations.

    29th Mar 2020
    29th Mar 2020
  • Beachley Yacht Rescue 21-03-20

    The Beachley lifeboat crew were called out around 11am.
    A yacht had suffered engine failure and called for assistance with a ‘Mayday’ message. SARA Lifeboat 1, with her twin 150hp engines, was able to tow her back to Beachley, though it took two hours going against the outgoing 8 knot tide! SARA Lifeboat 3 was also launched to provide support.

    21st Mar 2020
    21st Mar 2020
  • Newport 19-03-20

    The SARA Newport Team, with SARA Lifeboat 14, were tasked to assist Gwent Police with an incident in Newport City centre.
    This was a multi-agency response, which resulted in a good outcome. The team was stood down with everyone safe and well.

    19th Mar 2020
    19th Mar 2020
  • River Wye Kayak 16-03-20

    Beachley’s SARA Lifeboat 3 was launched just after 11am, to reports of an upturned kayak on the River Wye. The kayak was recovered back to Beachley and handed over to Chepstow Coastguard.
    Congratulations to new helm Jerry on a first shout well executed!

    16th Mar 2020
    16th Mar 2020
  • Caldicot and Chepstow 07-03-20 (#46 & 47)

    SARA Beachley paged at 1530, to reports of a dingy adrift just off Caldicot Flats. SARA Lifeboat 1 ‘The Jim Hewitt’ was launched to what turned out to be a large life raft. This was recovered and handed over to Chepstow Coastguard who will now make enquires to the owner.
    Whilst this incident was in progress SARA Lifeboat 3 ‘Swift and Bold’ was launched to a 10ft dingy adrift on the River Wye. The crew towed this back to Chepstow.

    7th Mar 2020
    7th Mar 2020
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