Archive for February, 2014

Friday 7th February 2014

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Date: Friday 7th February 2014

Wind: NNW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1230hrs
Time of return: 1335hrs

Boats launched: ALB + ILB

Reason for launch: Both Amble Lifeboat and Amble ILB were requested for an immediate launch after reports were received of two kayakers in the water in difficulty near Amble Harbour.

Local fishing vesesl ‘VENTURE’ spotted the casualties and was able to stand by to direct the Lifeboats straight to them. The ILB was on scene first and recovered both the casualties, who very cold and in the early stages of hypothermia, before transferring them to the ALB. Neither casualty was wearing a lifejacket or any form of PPE.

Due to the severity of the call, Rescue Seaking 131 from RAF Boulmer had also been tasked and arrived on scene where it was decided to winch the casualties direct to Wansbeck Hospital.

Once the casualties were on their way to hospital, the kayaks were recovered by the Lifeboats beore they returned back to station.

Sunday 26th January 2014

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Date: Sunday 26th January 2014

Wind: SSW 6-7
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Moderate / Rough
Time of launch: 1604hrs
Time of return: 2050hrs

Boats launched: ALB

Reason for lauch: Amble Lifeboat was requested to launch to the assistance of the Banff registered fishing vessel ‘REPLENISH’, who had reported suffering a fire on board 28 miles North East of Amble Harbour.

The crew of 6 on board the 300ton vessel had successfully extinguished the fire but were requesting an escort by Lifeboat to the River Tyne in case the fire reignited.

Amble Lifeboat met ‘REPLENISH’ 22 miles South South East of the Coquet Estuary and started to escorts the vessel South. When about 8 miles from the Tyne, the Tynemouth Lifeboat was launched to take over the escort for the last leg of the journey, allowing Amble Lifeboat to return back to station.