Archive for June, 2006

June 24th 2006

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Wind: SE 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Smooth
Time of launch: 1610hrs
Time of return: 1635hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Amble ALB was launched after the 30′ cabin cruiser “Lisa May” reported mechanical failure 1/2 mile north of Amble.  The ALB towed the vessel back to Amble Marina.

June 19th 2006

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Wind: WSW 3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 2043hrs
Time of return: 2120hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Whilst launching the ALB after its annual hull inspection, the ALB was requested to assist the dutch yacht “Grienb” who had reported a fouled anchor approximately 1/2 mile South of Amble.  The Lifeboat assisted the yachts crew in recovering the anchor before escorting the vessel into Amble.

June 7th 2006

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Wind: NE 3
Visibility: Poor
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1255hrs
Time of return: 1345hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Amble ALB was requested to launch after the 16′ open boat “Joanne”, with 2 P.O.B,  reported engine failure in thick fog approximately 1 mile North of Amble.  Amble ALB located the casualty vessel and towed it back to Amble Marina.

June 4th 2006

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Wind: Variable 1-2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1220hrs
Time of return: 1310hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Amble ALB was requested to launch after members of the public had reported what they thought was a vessel on fire approximately 1 mile South of Amble.  Once on scene, the ALB located the cabin cruiser “Lady Holly”, with 3 P.O.B, drifting after suffering engine failure.  It was quickly established that the owner of the cabin cruiser had set off a handheld flare which is what the mebers of public had seen and reported.  The cabin cruiser was towed back into Amble Marina.

June 2nd 2006

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Wind: SSE 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1235hrs
Time of return: 1335hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Amble ILB was launched after the owner of the 20′ cabin cruiser “Shanka”, reported his vessel had suffered engine failure and was drifing towards the rocks in Alnmouth bay.  Once on scene, Amble ILB took over the tow from the fishing coble “Kinderd”, who had passed a line to the casualty vessel to stop it drifting onto the rocks.  The casualty vessel was towed back to Amble Marina.