Archive for November, 2009

Thursday 5th November 2009

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Date: Thursday 5th November 2009

Wind: WNW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: 1-2m
Time of launch: 0510hrs
Time of return: 0610rs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Humber C/G requested the launch of Amble ALB to assist the fishing vessel Aquarius who had fouled his prop on lobster pots at the South end of Coquet Island. The fishing vessel Rejoice had managed to get a tow rope to him and started to tow him back to Amble, on reaching the harbour it was decided to alert the Lifeboat to assist them coming into the harbour due to the large swell at the harbour mouth, the Lifeboat was asked to secure a tow rope to the fishing vessel to slow him down and keep him on a straight course into the harbour, once inside of the harbour the casualty was escorted to his moorings and with everything made safe the Lifeboat returned back to station.