Crew Member - Phillip Wood

Lifeboat crews are mostly volunteers, who come from all walks of life, and give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues and save lives at sea on the lifeboats. They respond at a moment's notice, no matter where they are or what they are doing when the pager goes off. Crews are regularly called away from their families, their beds and their work, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Name: Phillip "Woods" Wood
RNLI Role: Helm
Year Joined: 1998
Occupation: Surfshop Owner
First Shout: Sinking powerboat of St Tudwals islands. Towed the vessel to shore with myself and Si Harris sat on the casualty vessel transom to keep the bow up while Neil McGill took us back to shore under power. The boat soon emptied itself later.
Memorable Shout: Of recent time it would have to be the search operation after the sinking of the Sealand, some of the roughest seas i have ever been in! Proud of our station for that one.
Another shout was to a yacht in trouble 12 miles off Abersoch at 1am in heavy seas and fog! We met the vessel and Will Williams sailed her back to the moorings. Again some serious seas, but at least on that one you couldn't see it!
Hobbies: Surfing & Surfing
Likes: Surfing & Cake
Dislikes: Not having cake or Waves.