Archive for October, 2010

Friday 8th October 2010

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Date: Friday 8th October 2010

Wind: W 2
Visibility: Poor
Sea state: 1 – 2m swell
Time of launch: 0740hrs
Time of return: 1230hrs

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Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch Amble Lifeboat after the fishing vessel ‘PROVIDER’ reported machinery failure and were drifting 5 miles off Boulmer, approximately 8 miles North East of Amble. With very poor visibilty, Amble Lifeboat made best speed to the casualty and was on scene shortly after.

Unable to repair the fault, a tow was established and the fishing vessel was towed back to Amble. Arriving back at dead low water on a spring tide, the Lifeboat had to hold the vessel offshore until there was sufficient water for the fishing vessel to enter the harbour. This was achieved just after 12pm where the vessel was moored alongside the quay and the Lifeboat returned to station where she was re-fuelled and made ready for service.

Sunday 3rd October 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Date: Sunday 3rd October 2010

Wind: W 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight swell
Time of launch: 1330hrs
Time of return: 1415hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after a 37ft yacht reported a fouled propeller between Amble Harbour and Coquet Island.
The ILB was used to inspect the rudder and prop to ensure there was no danger of damaging the casualty vessel if a tow was commenced. This done, and with no chance of freeeing the prop, the ALB connected a tow and towed the vessel into Amble Marina, escorted by the ILB. Once the yacht was safely alongside, both Lifeboats returned to station and were made ready for service.

Monday 20th September 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Date: Monday 20th September 2010

Wind: W 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 2240hrs
Time of return: 0015hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after the MFV ” Genesis ” ran aground 200 yards South of the Amble South pier. The ILB took a tow rope from the ALB to the casualty vessel and with this made fast the ALB started to turn the vessel head to sea so that it would come clear of the rocks.

With the flowing tide and the ALB keeping the weight on the rope the casualty came clear, without any water ingress and with no steerage the vessel was towed into Amble Harbour. The ALB moored the casualty alongside the quay until there was enough water at the boat yard lifting dock, where the casualty was due to be lifted out of the water to inspect for damage. With this done both boats returned back to station refuelled and made ready for service.

Saturday 18th September 2010

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Date: Saturday 18th September 2010

Wind: SW 3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight swell
Time of launch: 1510hrs (re-launched 2215hrs)
Time of return: 1645hrs (re-housed 2345hrs)

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Amble ILB after the 21ft yacht ” Destiny ” ran aground on the sand bank in the middle of Amble Harbour. The ILB tried to tow the vessel off but was unsuccessful due to the ebb of tide. It was decided that the ILB would help the two occupants anchor the vessel, then land them ashore to await the rising tide.

After re-launching, the ILB put the two persons back on board the yacht which was now floating. The ILB crew stood by the vessel until she was safely moored in Amble Marina before returning to station.