Archive for February, 2009

Thursday 19th February 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Date: Thursday 19th February 2009

Wind: NW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1936hrs
Time of return: 2305hrs

Boats launched: ALB


Reason: Amble RNLI All-Weather Lifeboat was called out after the 10m fishing vessel ‘Annabel’, reported she had suffered machinery failure approximately 14 miles East of Amble harbour. Under the command of Coxswain John Connell, the Lifeboat made best speed to the casualty and was alongside the casualty by 2040hrs. Two Lifeboat crew were put on board the vessel to assist the skipper who was fishing on his own, and a tow was established back to Amble. Arriving back at Amble just after 2230hrs, the fishing vessel was taken in an along-side tow by the Lifeboat and placed on her berth in Amble Marina. The Lifeboat then returned to station where she was re-fuelled, washed down and made ready for service.