Archive for October, 2012

Tuesday 2nd October 2012

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Date: Tuesday 2nd October 2012

Wind: SE 4-5
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Moderate
Time of launch: 1020hrs
Time of return: 1230hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason: Amble ILB was requested to launch after a small 16ft boat was reported to have run aground on Coquet Island.
Once on scene 2 crew were put ashore to assess casualty while ILB stood by, and they managed to help bail out the vessel and refloat it while the casualty moved his belongings to higher ground so they didn’t get swept away. The crew managed to keep the vessel held in the swell while a tow was rigged. Tow was established and both crewmen managed to scramble aboard the vessel and get it into safer waters where they tied up to a pot dan and then returned to the island for the casualty. As one crewman seen him go under the water a couple times as they arrived on scene, an ambulance was requested and he was taken ashore to the boathouse to be checked over and given some dry clothes and a warm drink. Once he was passed fit the crew returned him to his vessel and escorted him back to Amble.

Tuesday 11th Spetember 2012

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Date: Tuesday 11th Spetember 2012

Wind: W 5
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1330hrs
Time of return: 1440hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason: Amble Lifeboat was requested to launch after the skipper of the fishing vessel ‘Aquarius’ reported suffering severe chest pains. SeaKing 131 from RAF Boulmer was also scrambled.

Arriving on scene first, 131 winched the skipper off the vessel and flew him direct to Wanbeck Hospital. Amble Lifeboat then escorted the inexperienced crew back to Amble, attaching a tow to get back inside the harbour and to help moor the fishing boat alongside with no skipper on board.

Sunday 26th August 2012

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Date: Sunday 26th August 2012

Wind: SW 2
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Calm (in harbour)
Time of launch: 1330hrs
Time of return: 1400hrs

Boats launched: ALB & ILB

Reason: During the annual Lifeboat Day celebrations, it became evident a large visiting sailing yacht had ran aground inside the harbour on a rapidly falling tide.

Both boats responded within minutes, and using the ILB, a tow was passed between the yacht and the ALB. Luckily there was just enough time to get the yacht into deeper water, where he escorted safely up the deep water channel into Amble Marina.