Archive for February, 2008

Tuesday February 19th 2008

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Date: Tuesday February 19th 2008

Wind: SW 1

Visibility: Moderate

Sea state: Slight

Time of launch: 2105hrs

Time of return: 2245hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB, after a local Coastguard in the Alnmouth area reported he had seen what he thought was a red flare towards Amble.Both boats launched and commenced a search from Alnmouth, South, into Druridge Bay. Rescue Helicopter 131 from RAF Boulmer was also tasked to search the same area with its Infa-red (F.L.I.R) camera, and with Coastguard teams on the shore, an extensive search of the area was carried out. Nothing was found and all units were stood down to return to station, with the call recorded as a false alarm with good intent.