Archive for September, 2006

September 23rd 2006

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Wind: 3-4
Visibility: Poor
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1715 hrs
Time of return: 1840hrs

Boats launched: ALB (twice) and ILB (twice)

Reason: Both lifeboats were launched to assist the pleasure boat “Saphire” which had suffered engine failure and was now at anchor, and in danger, in the breaking waves at the entrance to the river at Alnmouth. Being in very shallow water, the ILB was used to pass the tow to the casualty vessel and assist in recovering the casualty vessels’ anchor. Amble ALB then took up the tow back to Amble with the ILB escorting both boats.

Whilst heading to Amble the ILB was tasked to search an area just South of Amble after a member of the public reported a suspicious object in the water.  After making the “Saphire” secure inside Amble Harbour, the ALB re-launched to assist with the search alongside the ILB.  After serching the area with nothing found and after consultation with local Coastguards who were speaking with the first infomant all units were stood down after being declared a false alarm with good intent.

September 15th 2006

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Wind: NE 3-4
Visibility: Good
Sea state: 2m swell
Time of launch: 1835hrs
Time of return: 1920hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Amble ALB was launched after the 35ft sailing yacht “Sirius”, with 5 P.O.B,  reported having a fouled propeller 1 mile North East of Amble.  Amble ALB took the yacht under tow back to Amble Marina.

September 12th 2006

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Wind: SSE 2-3
Visibility: Moderate
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 0700hrs
Time of return: 0900hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Amble ALB was launched after the local fishing vessel MV “Mizpah”, with 1 P.O.B,  reported having a fouled propeller 0.5 mile East of Cresswell.  Amble ALB took the vessel under tow back to Amble

September 7th 2006

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Wind: N 5-6
Visibility: Moderate
Sea state: 1-2m swell with breaking waves at harbour entrance
Time of launch: 1110hrs
Time of return: 1310hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB (twice)

Reason: Both lifeboats were launched to stand-by 6 local fishing vessels as they entered the harbour through heavy breaking seas.  After a short time, reports were received of a small vessel drifting near the shore just South of Amble so the ILB was tasked to assist.  The ILB towed the small vessel clear of the breaking waves on the shore line and escorted it back to Amble where the ALB was watching the last fishing vessel into the harbour.

September 6th 2006

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Wind: W 1-2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Smooth
Time of launch: 0006hrs
Time of return: 0210hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Both lifeboats were launched after the fishing vessel MV “Marny Gemma”  reported having a fouled propeller after pulling up a large weight in their nets which were thought to be some kind of unexploded ordanace.  After putting a lifeboat crewman on board to assist the fishing vessel skipper, they were able to cut free what turned out to be large boulders in the net and with the help of the ILB were also able to free the propeller.  The ILB and ALB then escorted the fishing vessel back to Amble Harbour.