Archive for May, 2010

Wednesday 26th May 2010

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Date: Wednesday 26th May 2010

Wind: E 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: 1.5/2m swell
Time of launch: 2200hrs
Time of return: 0000hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

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Reason: Both boats were called to the 12 metre sailing yacht ” SEA JAY ” with four persons on board which had run aground 100 yards South of Amble Harbour. She was laying on her side taking a heavy buffeting in the 2 metre swell which was driving the vessel further onto the rocks.
The ILB took the tow rope from the ALB to the casualty, and with this made fast the ALB took the strain and managed to turn the vessel head to sea this seemed to steady the casualty but she was still hard aground. The ILB then took two persons off and transferred them to the ALB where they were found to be cold and slightly shocked and were given warm drinks and blankets. The ILB then went back alongside the vessel and put a crewmember onboard to assist with the recovery.
As the tide flowed and with the tension still on the tow rope, and after 1.5 hrs the ALB was able to free the casualty of the rocks and make headway into deeper water where the vessel was tied alongside as they had no steerage, with this done all three vessels entered Amble Harbour were the SEA JAY was moored alongside the quay wall for the night until she could be lifted out so they could inspect for damage underneath.

Sunday 23rd May 2010

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Date: Sunday 23rd May 2010

Wind: NE 1-2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm
Time of launch: 1725hrs / 2000hrs
Time of return: 1830hrs / 2100hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after a yacht reported that a motor cruiser had run aground on the rocks off Hauxley point. With no contact with the casualty vessel and not knowing if it was taking on water, the lifeboats were launched immediately and made their way to the scene. Upon arrival, the vessel, with 5 persons on board was checked for damage by the ILB crew but no damage was found, however it was apparent the vessel would not be re-floated until the next high tide. As such, with the calm conditions, the ILB crew assisted in setting the vessels anchor, and transferred two females from the vessel onto Amble Lifeboat so they could be taken back to Amble, leaving three crew on board the casualty vessel The lifeboats then returned to station where they would wait until the tide rose.
At 2000hrs the lifeboats re-launched and assisted the casualty vessel out of the danger area, before escorting it back into Amble Marina, where upon the boats returned to station and were made ready for service.

Tuesday 18th May 2010

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Date: Tuesday 18th May 2010

Wind: WSW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm (up river)
Time of launch: 1825hrs
Time of return: 1900hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble ILB after the 19ft pleasure vessel “OSPREY” reported mechanical failure approx 500mts up river from Amble Lifeboat Station, with 1 person on board. The ILB was launched and was quickly alongside the casualty vessel, where she was taken undertow into Amble Marina where the ILB crew helped moor her alongside a pontoon. The ILB then returned to station where she was made ready for service.

Friday 30th April 2010

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Date: Friday 30th April 2010

Wind: WSW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 2215hrs
Time of return: 2315hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after receiving a 999 call from a member of public stating they had seen what they thought to be a red flare, somewhere in the area between Amble and Coquet Island. With Amble ILB searching the shoreline of Coquet Island with the help of the RSPB wardens, and Amble Lifeboat conducting a sweep of the area with Amble Coastguard team on the shore to assist the area was searched very quickly with nothing found. As the search was underway a chinese lantern was witnessed to be released somewhere in the Amble area which floated straight out to sea right over the search area. The first informant confirmed the chinese lantern was exactly what they had seen previously and so, with that information and nothing found in the area, all units were stood down and returned to station. Call was put down as a false alarm with good intent.

Thursday 11th March 2010

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Date: Thursday 11th March 2010

Wind: NE 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Smooth (in marina)
Time of launch: 1947hrs
Time of return: 2030hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Amble ILB after receiving a 999 call from a member of public stating a member of their party had gone missing and had possibly gone into the water. The ILB was launched in under 3 mins and on scene and searching very quickly, assisted my members of the local Coastguard team. After searching for a while in amongst the pontoons news came through the person had been found safe and well. All units were then stood down and returned to station.