Archive for February, 2010

Thursday 11th February 2010

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Date: Thursday 11th February 2010

Wind: NE 3-4
Visibility: Good
Sea state: 1-2m swell
Time of launch: 1530hrs
Time of return: 1830hrs

Boats launched: ALB


Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble Lifeboat after the fishing vessel “STAR DIVINE” reported an overheating engine due to water pump failure, some 20 miles East South East of Amble. About 6 miles from the casualty vessel, Amble Lifeboat were informed the fishermen had managed to temporarily rig the water pump to allow them to return to the nearest port which was Blyth. Amble Lifeboat escorted the vessel towards Blyth, where upon another fishing vessel heading to Blyth took over the escort duties, allowing the Lifeboat to return to station.