Archive for August, 2010

Sunday 29th August 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Date: Sunday 29th August 2010

Wind: NNW 7-8
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Moderate/Rough
Time of launch: 0805hrs
Time of return: 0910hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after the yacht “Wildlife”, with 3 persons on board, issued a ‘MAYDAY’ call, stating they had grounded on rocks to the South of Amble. With the tide falling, strong winds and choppy seas it was imperative the Lifeboats were on scene as fast as they could get there.
With the ILB arriving on scene first, a crew man was put on board the yacht to asses the damage and the persons on board. With no-one needing any first aid and the yacht seemingly intact, the skipper of the yacht accepted a tow from Amble Lifeboat as soon as she arrived on scene, to see if he could be pulled into deeper water.
Slowly the yacht was pulled into deeper water until she re-floated, at which point a crew man from the ALB was then transferred to the yacht, with the salvage pump, in case any damage sustained lead to her taking on water. With only a slight amount of water being taken onboard, the yacht was then towed into Amble Marina, where she was moored until there was enough water for her to be lifted out at Amble Boatyard to be inspected.
Coxswain David Bell reported that due to weather conditions, 3 lives were undoubtedly saved by the Lifeboats.

Tuesday 24th August 2010

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Date: Tuesday 24th August 2010

Wind: N 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1420hrs
Time of return: 1435hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble ILB after Seaking ‘Rescue 131’ from RAF Boulmer had to leave a single man life raft in the sea, which they were using to practice winching with, after they were tasked on an emergency call. With no one in trouble, Amble ILB launched and located the life raft just North of Amble Harbour. Once recovered the raft they returned to station and were made ready for service.

Tuesday 17th August 2010

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Date: Tuesday 17th August 2010

Wind: N 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 2340hrs
Time of return: 0035hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Amble Lifeboats to the MFV Venture who had suffered engine problems and was being towed into Amble by the MFV Orcadian Mist. However, when outside the harbour, the Orcadian Mist became entangled in pot tows and fouled his own propeller, the ILB reached the casualties first and assessed the situation.
The ALB arrived on scene shortly after and took the MFV Venture under tow and headed back into Amble while the ILB stood by the Orcadian Mist. With the Venture safe alongside the Quay the ALB returned to the Orcadian Mist and took them under tow and headed back into Amble. With both casualties safe alongside the Quay, both Amble Lifeboats returned back to station refuelled and made ready for service.

Wednesday 11th August 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Date: Wednesday 11th August 2010

Wind: N 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1305hrs
Time of return: 1405hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Both Amble Lifeboats were launched to a 20ft vessel ” OSPREY ” which had suffered engine failure 2.5 mile South of Amble. On reaching the vessel the ILB secured a tow and started to tow the casualty back to Amble with the ALB escorting both vessels. On reaching the marina the ILB took the casualty along side his moorings. Both boats returned to station refuelled and made ready for service.

Sunday 8th August 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Date: Sunday 8th August 2010

Wind: NE 3-4
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Choppy
Time of launch: 1645hrs
Time of return: 1835hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble Lifeboat to assist a 28ft pleasure craft broken down 1/2 a mile North of Boulmer 30 yds off the shore. The casualty had managed to put his anchor away to stop them drifting further on to the rocks as they were in about 3 ft of water. Once on scene the ALB asked for the Amble ILB to be launched to assist with the casualty, in the mean time due to a big ebbing tide the ALB tried to get close enough in so they could pass the tow rope to the casualty in doing this the lifeboat touched the rocky bottom two or three times. The ILB arrived onscene 8 minutes after being launched just as the ALB pulled the casualty clear of the rocks, with the casualty checked and no water ingress they were towed back into Amble with the ILB in attendance. Once in the Harbour the ILB took over the tow and towed the casualty up river to his mooring. Both boats returned to station refuelled and made ready for service.

Wednesday 4th August 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Date: Wednesday 4th August 2010

Wind: NE 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 2145hrs
Time of return: 2230hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Both Lifeboats were requested to launch after the Coastguard received a report of RED flares sighted off Hauxley. Both boats were launched and made a thorough search of the areabut with nothing found both boats were stood down and returned back to station refuelled and made ready for service.
The only thing seen were CHINESE LANTERNS coming from the land.

Monday 2nd August 2010

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Date: Monday 2nd August 2010

Wind: W 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 2130hrs
Time of return: 2235hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble Lifeboat after a 27 ft angling boat reported engine failure 2.5 miles North of Amble. On reaching the vessel it was found the skipper had managed to restart the engine so the ALB started to escorted the vessel back to Amble. After about 1/2 a mile the casualty’s engine stopped again, a tow was rigged and the lifeboat towed them into Amble, on reaching the harbour a decision was made to launch the ILB to take the casualty up river to there moorings as this would be a lot safer due to all the mooring buoys and vessels. The ILB took over the tow of the casualty to put it on its moorings and the ALB returned back to station ahortly followed by the ILB.