Archive for April, 2007

Monday April 23rd 2007

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Wind: s 4-5

Visibility: Moderate

Sea state: Slight

Time of launch: 2035hrs

Time of return: 2230hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Amble Lifeboats after they received a 999 call from a member of the public reporting a red flare to the South of Coquet Island. Both Lifeboats launched and conducted a thorough search of the area from Amble down to the Alcan plant using search lights and night vision equipment but nothing was found. Both boats returned to station and it was recorded as a false alarm with good intent.

Sunday April 8th 2007

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Wind: WSW 3

Visibility: Good

Sea state: 1.5m Swell

Time of launch: 1220hrs

Time of return: 1250hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Amble ILB was returning to station after an exercise when it became apparent a small pleasure boat ‘Double Trouble’ was experiencing engine problems at the entrance to Amble Harbour. The vessel had an auxiliary outboard engine so it was decided the ILB would escort the vessel into Amble Harbour due to the swell at the entrance at that time. Whilst entering the harbour it was obvious that the auxiliary engine could not cope in with the weather conditions so the ILB towed the vessel back out of the harbour into clearer water. Amble ALB was then launched and escorted the ILB into the harbour whilst they had the casualty vessel under tow.

: Saturday April 7th 2007

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Wind: SE 1

Visibility: Good

Sea state: Slight

Time of launch: 1705hrs

Time of return: 1820hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Both Amble Lifeboats were launched after the 32ft Yacht ‘Iris May II’ reported she had run aground just to the North of the entrance to the river at Alnmouth. Once on scene, Amble ILB passed a tow line form the ALB to the yacht and the ALB was able to tow the yacht to Amble, escorted by the ILB.