Archive for August, 2009

Monday 31st August 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Date: Monday 31st August 2009

Wind: WSW 3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 0104hrs
Time of return: 0125hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after reports were recieved of a young man, who had threatened to harm himself , entering the water in the harbour. Launching in 3 minutes!!! after the initial request, both boats were quickly on scene being guided in to the casualty by local police and members of the public on the quayside. The ILB managed to squeeze in between two fishing boats to find a police officer, waist deep in water hanging onto some ladders whilst trying to keep the casualty afloat. A crewman from the ILB entered the water and was able to swim, supporting the casualty, back to the ILB where he was recovered and the transferred straight to the Lifeboat. First Aid and Oxygen was administered by the crew, to the casualty who was unconscious. The Lifeboat returned to station where the casualty was taken on the stretcher into the boathouse to be cared for before being handed over to ambulance paramedics.

Friday 28th August 2009

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Date: Friday 28th August 2009

Wind: WSW 5
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1010hrs
Time of return: 1045hrs

Boats launched: ALB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble Lifeboat after the 25′ speedboat “Zanzibar Sunset” reported engine failure 1/2 mile North of Amble Harbour. Once on scene a tow was set up and the vessel was towed into Amble and made secure alongside at Amble Boat Compay. The Lifeboat was then re-fuelled, washed down and made ready for service.

Sunday 9th August 2009

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Date: Sunday 9th August 2009

Wind: W 1
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1323hrs
Time of return: 1405hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Humber C/G requested the launch of Amble ILB to a Orange Dingy being blown out to sea from the Whitehouse sands with three persons on board, by the time the ILB arrived on scene the casualties had made there way back to the shore, the ILB crew made sure that they were all ok and returned back to staion refuelled and made ready for service.

Thursday 6th August 2009

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Date: Thursday 6th August 2009

Wind: S 1-2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1620hrs
Time of return: 1745hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Humber C/G requested the launch of Amble ALB to give assistance to a 42ft rib with engine problems 4.5 mile North of Amble, which was on passage from Stonehaven to Amble. A tow was passed over and made secure, the casualty was taken into Amble where it was moored alongside the boatyard pontoon and later lifted out. Amble ALB returned to station refuelled and made ready for service.