Archive for February, 2007

Thursday February 15th 2007

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Wind: SSE 6-7
Visibilty: Moderate
Sea state: 3m swell
Time of launch: 1720hrs
Time of return: 2150hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Amble ILB was requested to launch after a prize winning cow was reported in the water approx. 400yds offshore at Boulmer. Due to the dakness setting in and also the deteriorating sea conditions Amble ALB was also requeted to launch to provide cover for the ILB. An extensive search which lasted over an hour was carried out in conjunction with local coastguard rescuetems, using Searchlights and Night Vision equipment but nothing was found. Both boats were then stood down and returned to station with the ILB using the ALB to shelter from the severe weather conditions