Archive for April, 2011

Friday 22nd April 2011

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Date: Friday 22nd April 2011

Wind: Variable 2-3
Visibility: Very Poor (Thick Fog)
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1040hrs
Time of return: 1545hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB after the skipper of the vessel ‘PRIDE & GLORY’ broadcast a MAYDAY reporting he was aground just South of Amble Harbour..

With the tide ebbing fast the vessel was well aground when the Lifeboats arrived on scene. With a slight swell around the rocky area the Coxswain decided to remain on scene until the vessel re-floated.

By mid afternoon a tow had been establised as the casualtys rudder had been damaged and it was towed back into Amble Marina.

Thursday 21st April 2011

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Date: Thursday 21st April 2011

Wind: variable 2-3
Visibility: Poor – Thick Fog
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1945hrs
Time of return: 2145hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB (ILB diverted off exercise)

Reason: At 20.45hrs (8.45pm) last night 21st April the Humber coastguard requested the
assistance of both Amble Lifeboats to help in the search for two children who
were reported missing whilst on a fishing trip at Lynemouth beach.

There was thick fog at the time and although the Inshore lifeboat was out
on an exercise at the time the Allweather lifeboat was launched to escort the
inshore Lifeboat down to the Cresswell area where it joined the Newbiggin
Lifeboat which had also been requested to help in the search.

On arriving at Cresswell the lifeboats where requested to stand down as
the two children had been located, but because of the thick fog the lifeboats
remained on scene till all the search parties had been accounted for.

Sunday 3rd April 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Date: Sunday 3rd April 2011

Wind: SW 4-5
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1425hrs
Time of return: 1625hrs

Boats launched: ALB

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Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the Amble All-weather Lifeboat to the assistance of the 30ft ex ships lifeboat PRIDE & GLORY with 3 POB, which had suffered engine failure approximately 3 miles South of Amble.

On reaching the casualty a tow was made secure and the vessel towed back into Amble where it was taken to its mooring and made safe, the ALB returned back to station.

Saturday 26th March 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Date: Saturday 26th March 2011

Wind: SSE 4-5
Visibility: Moderate
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1102hrs
Time of return: 1435hrs

Boats launched: ALB

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CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO TAKEN FROM THE TYNEMOUTH LIFEBOAT

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the Amble All-weather Lifeboat to the assistance of the fishing vessel GREEN PASTURES who had reported that they had suffered a fire in the engine room.

The crew had reported they had managed to control and extinguish the fire, however. the vessel was 23 mile South of East of Amble and drifting. Helicopter 131 had also been tasked to the Green Pastures as well as Tynemouth lifeboat, on reaching the vessel 131 lowered a man onto the vessel to make sure the fire was out while the helicopter used their thermal image camera to look for hot spots. On reaching the casualty the Tynemouth lifeboat took up the tow while Amble lifeboat stood by, after a short while Amble ALB was released and returned back to Amble, the casualty was towed into Blyth Harbour.

Saturday 19th March 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Date: Saturday 19th March 2011

Wind: W 3-4
Visibility: Good (dark)
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1955hrs
Time of return: 2015hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason: Humber Coastguard requested the immediate launch of the Amble All-weather and the Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) when they received a request from Craster Lifeboat for assistance in the search for 3 swimmers thought to be lost off Craster.

Both boats were launched and made their way to the search area immediately. Shortly after, confirmation was received from Coastguard units on the shore, that the 3 persons had been found safe and well ashore. All units were then stood down and returned to station.