Archive for May, 2009

Wednesday 20th May 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Date: Wednesday 20th May 2009

Wind: SW 3-4
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight swell
Time of launch: 1215hrs
Time of return: 1315hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble Lifeboat after the local fishing vessel ‘TRUE VINE’ reported engine failure 3 miles North East of Amble. Once alongside a tow line was passed and the vessel was towed back to Amble. Once inside the harbour the local Coastgurad assisted in mooring the vessel alongside the quay, where upon the Lifeboat returned to station, was re-fuelled and made ready for service.

Sunday 26th April 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Date: Sunday 26th April 2009

Wind: S 4
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1420hrs
Time of return: 1450hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after the 18ft motor boat ‘JOLA’ reported mechanical failure, at the South end of Coquet Island and was drifting onto the rocks. Amble ILB reached the casualty just before she went aground and was able to attach a tow and tow the vessel clear. Amble ALB then escorted the ILB with the casulaty in tow, back to Amble where the vessel was taken to the Yach Club and made secure. The ALB and ILB then returned to station where they were re-fuelled and made ready for service.

Sunday 19th April 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Date: Sunday 19th April 2009

Wind: SSE 3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1750hrs
Time of return: 1810hrs

Boats launched: ALB and ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after the yacht ‘MY WAY’ reported mechanical failure, 300 meters off the North Pier and was drifting into shallow water. Amble ILB was on scenec first and managed to attach a tow line to the casualty and tow into deeper water. Amble ALB the escorted the ILB and casualty back ino Amble Marina where tha yacht was made safe alongside a pontoon. Both boats then returned to station where they were re-fuelled and made ready for service once more.