Archive for December, 2010

Sunday 19th December 2010

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Date: Sunday 19th December 2010

LAUNCH 1

Wind: E 6/7
Visibility: Poor – Heavy Snow
Sea state: 3-4 swell / broken swell
Time of launch: 1350hrs
Time of return: 1445hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the Amble Lifeboats after they received a report of a sailing dinghy capsized at Alnmouth estuary. Both boats launched and got about half way down alnmouth bay when Rescue Helicopter 131 reported that they had two casualties and the other four where safe on the shore. The two casualties winched to safety were taken to Wansbeck Hospital suffering from mild Hypothermia. Both Lifeboats were then stood down and proceeded back to station.
Due to the conditions and 3-4 metre broken swell with heavy snow, the ILB was asked to report in every five minutes until they were safe inside the harbour.

LAUNCH 2

Wind: E 6/7
Visibility: Poor – Heavy Snow
Sea state: 3-4 swell / broken swell
Time of launch: 2230hrs
Time of return: 2235hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the Amble Lifeboats after they received a report of a person in the water just inside the entrance of Amble Harbour. As the crew were assembling, news was received that the person was safely ashore and the local Police and Coastguard were on scene and in attendance. The launch was then cancelled.