Archive for November, 2007

Sunday November 25th 2007

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Wind: NNW 4-5

Visibility: Good

Sea state: Heavy Breaking Swell

Time of launch: 1550hrs

Time of return: 1610hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: After receiving reports from local Coastguard and members of the public, of a yacht trying to enter Amble Harbour, the Coxswain of Amble Lifeboat requested an immediate launch of Amble Lifeboat due to the heavy breaking swell at the Harbour Entrance. The Lifeboat lunched and headed out to sea to make contact with the yacht, they then escorted the yacht back into Amble through the heavy breaking swells.

Sunday November 11th 2007

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Wind: NNW 6

Visibility: Good

Sea state: Heavy Swell

Time of launch: 1320hrs

Time of return: 1340hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard received several 999 calls from members of the public reporting a boat had capsized inside Amble Harbour. Both Lifeboats launched but it was soon discovered the vessel was a sailing dinghy from the local sailing club and they had rescue boats close by, so with everyone safe and well, both Lifeboats returned to station.

Tuesday November 6th 2007

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Wind: NNW 6

Visibility: Good

Sea state: Heavy Breaking Swell

Time of launch: 0925hrs

Time of return: 1055hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Both Lifeboats were requested to immediately launch after reports were received that a small cabin cruiser with 3 persons on board, had been overwhelmed by breaking seas at the entrance to Amble Harbour. A local fisherman who is also the Lifeboats Deputy Second Coxswain was at sea that day and managed to throw a tow line to the casualty vessel and was able to stop them being washed onto the rocks just South of the harbour entrance. Amble ILB was first on scene and took over the tow of the casualty vessel out into clearer water, and awaited the arrival of the ALB. With the ALB on scene the occupants of the cruiser were transferred to the lifeboat to get dry and warm, and with the ALB escorting, the ILB towed the vessel into Amble Marina.