Archive for May, 2014

Friday 16th May 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Date: Friday 16th May 2014

Wind: S 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1520rs
Time of return: 1600hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason for launch: On Friday 16th May, Amble RNLI volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat The Mildred Holcroft to assist a yacht that was being blown onto the North Pier, having suffered mechanical failure within the harbour.
The yacht was successfully recovered and towed back to the owners mooring in Amble Marina.

Monday 5th May 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Date: Monday 5th May 2014

Wind: NNW 2-3
Visibility: Good
Sea state: Slight
Time of launch: 1900hrs
Time of return: 1940hrs

Boats launched: ILB

Reason for launch: On Monday 5 May, Amble RNLI volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat The Mildred Holcroft to assist a yacht that had run aground within the harbour waters.
A local yacht had run aground on a sand bank adjacent to the former coal jetty within Amble harbour during low water earlier in the day.
The yacht was successfully recovered during high water and towed back to the owners mooring point on the River Coquet estuary.