Archive for November, 2008

Sunday 23rd November 2008

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Date: Sunday 23rd November 2008

Wind: WNW 3-4
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1345hrs
Time of return: 1410hrshrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after receiving reports of three people in difficulties, in the sea at Alnmouth. Both boats were launched very quickly and made best speed to Alnmouth, however, just before they arrived on scene it was established that the people had managed to get to the shore. Amble Coastguard, who were already on their way to Alnmouth, continued to check the casualties needed no medical assistance. With no persons left in difficulty, both Lifeboats were stood down and returned to station where they were made ready for service once again.

Wednesday 5th November 2008

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2008

Wind: ENE 2-3
Visibility: Moderate
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1355hrs
Time of return: 1530hrs

Boats launched: ALB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble Lifeboat after the motor launch ‘7 SISTERS’, en-route from Humber to Arbroath, reported she had suffered mechanical failure 5 miles North East of Amble. Once on scene, Amble ALB rigged a tow and towed the vessel to Amble. Once it was made secure alongside in the marina, Amble ALB returned to station and made ready for service.

Sunday 26th October 2008

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Date: Sunday 26th October

Wind: W 6-7 (gusting 8 )
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1040hrs (diverted off Exercise)
Time of return: 1120hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

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Reason: After receiving several calls from concerned members of the public, regarding some vessels from the local sailing club that appeared to be struggling in the strong winds, Humber Coastguard requested that Amble ILB divert from its exercise and go and investigate and assist if needed. It turned out that the quickly deteriorating weather conditions had caught some members of the sailing club out and their safety boat was struggling to manage with all the small sailing yachts. Amble ILB helped the safety boat get the sailing yachts back to harbour, then with only one catamaran left at sea, set up a tow and headed for Amble. The strong wind over the sea made the tow difficult so the ILB requested the ALB to escort them back to the harbour, creating a lee and giving them some shelter. Once back in the harbour and all sailing yachts safely back to the yacht club, the lifeboats returned to station and were made ready for service.