Monday 1st September 2014

September 1st, 2014

Date: Monday 1st September 2014

Wind: Light
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1640hrs
Time of return: 1730hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason for launch: Amble Lifeboat launched to an 18ft cruiser with engine problems 1/4 mile south of Coquet Island with three POB. Vessel was taken under tow back into Amble Marina.

Tuesday 26th August 2014

August 26th, 2014

Date: Tuesday 26th August 2014

Cancel launch: ILB

Reason for launch request: Amble ILB was requested to lauch to assist a local fishing vessel ‘FAIR HARVEST’ who had lost their rudder at the harbour entrance. Fishing vessel managed to get alongside the quay before ILB launched so crew were stood down.

Sunday 24th August 2014

August 25th, 2014

Date: Sunday 24th August 2014

Wind: Light
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1700hrs
Time of return: 1745hrs

Boats launched: ALB & ILB

Reason for launch: Just as Lifeboat Day was coming to a close and the packing up had started, both Lifeboats were requested to launch to the assistance of a small yacht near the harbour entrace who had suffered engine failure. A child from the yacht was placed o the ALB and the ILB towed the yacht safely back to Amble.

Saturday 23rd August 2014

August 23rd, 2014

Date: Saturday 23rd August 2014

Wind: Light
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1740hrs
Time of return: 1830hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason for launch: Amble ILB was launched on service at 1740hrs after reports were received that there was a person in the water in difficulty off Alnmouth. A member of public managed to recover the casualty and with the help of Amble Coastguards and NEAS, the casualty was loaded onto Seaking 131 from RAF Boulmer and flown direct to hospital.

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July 26th, 2014

Saturday 26th July 2014

July 26th, 2014

Date: Saturday 26th July 2014

Wind: Light
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1100hrs
Time of return: 1200hrs

Boats launched: ALB & ILB

Reason for launch: Amble RNLI volunteers launched both lifeboats after a vessle reported machinery failure 2 miles North East of Birling Carrs and they were drifting. Once located, the vessle was towed back to Amble.

Monday 16th June 2014

June 16th, 2014

Date: Monday 16th June 2014

Wind: NE 4-5
Visibility: Good
Sea state: slight swell
Time of launch: 1200hrs
Time of return: 1300hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason for launch: Amble RNLI volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat The Mildred Holcroft to assist a local small fishing boat that had run aground within the harbour waters.
The fishing boat Joanne had run aground on a sand bank close to the old pier at the north end of Amble harbour during low water. The coastguard was notified and the Amble ILB was requested to assist. The Mildred Holcroft arrived on scene within minutes of the request to help the stricken vessel.
The two people on board the Joanne who were unhurt during the incident. The boat was then sucessfully towed off the sand bank and escorted back to the owners berth within Amble harbour.
RNLI volunteer Helmsman Paul Stewart was pleased that nobody was hurt in this incident and said ‘that he would like to remind boat users of all types to exercise caution when handling a boat within a harbour’.

Friday 16th May 2014

May 16th, 2014

Date: Friday 16th May 2014

Wind: S 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1520rs
Time of return: 1600hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason for launch: On Friday 16th May, Amble RNLI volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat The Mildred Holcroft to assist a yacht that was being blown onto the North Pier, having suffered mechanical failure within the harbour.
The yacht was successfully recovered and towed back to the owners mooring in Amble Marina.

Monday 5th May 2014

May 16th, 2014

Date: Monday 5th May 2014

Wind: NNW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1900hrs
Time of return: 1940hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason for launch: On Monday 5 May, Amble RNLI volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat The Mildred Holcroft to assist a yacht that had run aground within the harbour waters.
A local yacht had run aground on a sand bank adjacent to the former coal jetty within Amble harbour during low water earlier in the day.
The yacht was successfully recovered during high water and towed back to the owners mooring point on the River Coquet estuary.

Friday 7th February 2014

February 8th, 2014

Date: Friday 7th February 2014

Wind: NNW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1230hrs
Time of return: 1335hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason for launch: Both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB were requested for an immediate launch after reports were received of two kayakers in the water in difficulty near Amble Harbour.

Local fishing vesesl ‘VENTURE’ spotted the casualties and was able to stand by to direct the Lifeboats straight to them. The ILB was on scene first and recovered both the casualties, who very cold and in the early stages of hypothermia, before transferring them to the ALB. Neither casualty was wearing a lifejacket or any form of PPE.

Due to the severity of the call, Rescue Seaking 131 from RAF Boulmer had also been tasked and arrived on scene where it was decided to winch the casualties direct to Wansbeck Hospital.

Once the casualties were on their way to hospital, the kayaks were recovered by the Lifeboats beore they returned back to station.