Archive for August, 2012

Sunday 19th August 2012

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Date: Sunday 19th August 2012

Wind: SW 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm (in river)
Time of launch: 1523hrs
Time of return: 1615hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Amble All-weather lifeboat The Four Boys was called out to the aid of a
private angling boat that had suffered engine problems approximately half a mile east
of Coquet Island.

The volunteer crewmembers were paged at 15.19 hrs to go to the assistance of a
local eight metre angling boat Wasp. The launch was requested when it became
known that the vessel had no propulsion and as a result, no viable method of
steering or controlling the vessel.

Another nearby boat, Morning Star remained with Wasp until the lifeboat was in sight.

Amble RNLI station launched the All-weather lifeboat The Four Boys and were
on scene with the casualty in approximately 10 minutes. Once the situation was
assessed, The Four Boys took Wasp and the four persons on board her under tow
and made best possible safe speed back into Amble Harbour where Wasp was tied
up and made safe.

The Four Boys then returned to station, refuelled and was made ready for service
again.

Saturday 18th August 2012

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Date: Saturday 18th August 2012

Wind: SW 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm (in river)
Time of launch: Paged for immediate launch at 0136hrs but stood down
Time of return: N/A

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: A direct immediate launch request for Amble ILB was made by HM Coastguard, after calls were received stating there were several drunk people attempting to swim in the harbour.

As the crew were mustering and getting kitted, the request was cancelled after Police had managed to shepherd the people ashore, where upon all the people who had been in the harbour were all issued with fixed penalty fines.

The Lifeboat Crew then returned to their homes and back to bed.

Thursday 2nd August 2012

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Date: Thursday 2nd August 2012

Wind: SW 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm (in river)
Time of launch: 1425hrs
Time of return: 1500hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Amble ILB was launched after concern was raised for a yacht thought to be aground, up river from the Lifeboat Station.

Once on scene with the yacht ‘Chase’, and after speaking to the skipper, it was decided the ILB would attach a tow and, with the rudder on the yacht raised, the ILB could tow it down river to a safe mooring.

This was done, where upon the ILB retunred to station and made ready for service.