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All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)  -  April to June 2012

07-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 26-Apr-12 17-May-12 20-May-12
24-May-12 25-May-12 02-Jun-12 04-Jun-12 16-Jun-12
26-Jun-12        
         

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Incident Date 26-Jun-12
Ready for Service Date 26-Jun-12

Launch Instruct 11:06
Ready for Service Time 12:09

Launch Time 11:12

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 25

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Mat Tyler

Location of 3.5 miles East of Hopes Nose

Service Launched following a May Day from a dive RIB after two divers surfaced rapidly. Rescue

Helo 106 also tasked. Casualties assisted by Crew GP and transferred to the All Weather

Lifeboat and then lifted by Rescue Helo 106 to Poole Hospital - dense fog at Derriford

Additional Dense Fog patches in many areas. Click link for AIS Track   Click for Helo Lift Action (pic by RNLI/Nigel Millard)

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Incident Date 16-Jun-12
Ready for Service Date 16-Jun-12

Launch Instruct 12:42
Ready for Service Time 13:20

Launch Time 12:42

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 24

Coxswain
Richard Fowler
Mechanic Gary Fletcher

Location of One Mile NE of Brixham Breakwater  

Service The All Weather Lifeboat joined the Annual Trawler Race for Safety cover at around 11:00

hrs. The ALB was called to the vessel 'Northern Lass' with an injured person on board. Two

crew paramedics transferred and vessel made way to Brixham Harbour. Casualty met by Ambulance.

Additional Sea conditions forced the race to be cancelled after one lap. Photo Link1  Link2

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Incident Date 04-Jun-12
Ready for Service Date 04-Jun-12

Launch Instruct 19:49
Ready for Service Time 22:33

Launch Time 20:01

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 23

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Simon James

Location of Start Bay - See also the Photograph Section

Service Launched to rendevous with the passenger vessel Queen Mary II and carry out a medical

evactuation. Casualty transferred from Queen Mary II to the All Weather Lifeboat and then

met at Kingswear by an awaiting ambulance.

Additional This is the second medivac Torbay has carried out from QMII - the first was on her maiden

voyage in Jan 2004

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Incident Date 02-Jun-12
Ready for Service Date 02-Jun-12

Launch Instruct 13:39
Ready for Service Time 14:40

Launch Time 13:39

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 22

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Simon James

Location of 0.5 Miles East of Saltern Cove

Service The Lugger 'Iris' was reported in difficulty in steady Easterly winds and drifting towards

Goodrington. The ALB diverted from escorting the vessel 'BonBay Blue' and established a

tow to 'Iris' returning her to Brixham Harbour. The ALB then returned to continue the previous tasking

Additional

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Incident Date 02-Jun-12
Ready for Service Date 02-Jun-12

Launch Instruct 12:45
Ready for Service Time 15:53

Launch Time 12:53

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 21

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Simon James

Location of 8 Miles East of Berry Head - See Chartlet

Service Launched to the forty foot motor vessel 'Bon Bay Blue' that had suffered one engine failure

and loss of steerage. The vessel was escorted initially towards Torbay until the ALB was

diverted to the lugger 'Iris' within Torbay in difficulty.

The MCA Vessel took up the escort and established a tow taking the vessel towards Torquay

Harbour. On completion of the tasking to the 'lugger' the ALB returned to 'BonBay Blue'

and joined MCA Falcon to assist 'Bon Bay Blue' into Torquay Harbour before returning to station.

Additional

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Incident Date 25-May-12
Ready for Service Date 26-May-12

Launch Instruct 21:18
Ready for Service Time 00:03

Launch Time 21:30

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 20

Coxswain
Richard Fowler
Mechanic Mat Tyler

Location of Middle of Tor Bay

Service Launched following discovery of an unoccupied 'sit on kayak / surf board' located in the

middle of Torbay by the Pilot Boat. ALB tasked to carry out a detailed search of the area. No

one was located and the search terminated at 23:26

Additional Link to search pattern - Note - a number of search legs did not signal.

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Incident Date 25-May-12
Ready for Service Date 25-May-12

Launch Instruct 17:42
Ready for Service Time 17:45

Launch Time

ALB Assembly Only
2012 Shout 2

Coxswain
Mechanic

Location of

Service Preparing to search for a possible missing vessel. Located almost immediately by others -

stood down

Additional

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Incident Date 24-May-12
Ready for Service Date 24-May-12

Launch Instruct 19:23
Ready for Service Time 20:49

Launch Time 19:29

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 19

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Mat Tyler

Location of Oddicombe - North

Service Launched to join the ILB to attend an injured cliff faller at Oddicombe. Casualty had

sustained serious injuries and was secured in a stretcher before being placed in an

ambulance and onward to Torbay Hospital. Another member of the group attempted to swim

to assist the casualty but had to be recovered by the lifeboat.

Additional

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Incident Date 20-May-12
Ready for Service Date 20-May-12

Launch Instruct 12:15
Ready for Service Time 18:22

Launch Time 12:25

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 18

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Dive Position 2.5 miles SSE River Dart Entrance

Service Launched together with Dart Lifeboat, Rescue helicopter 106 (Portland) and other vessels in

the vicinity to search for a missing diver in Start Bay. The dive was taking place at the site of

the 'Benton Castle'. After an extensive search by many units regrettably the diver was not

located. The MayDay was cancelled at 17:24 and units released to return to station.

Additional See the Chartlet of 'Rescue 106' search patterns including a return to Portland to refuel.

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Incident Date 17-May-12
Ready for Service Date 18-May-12

Launch Instruct 23:07
Ready for Service Time 00:24

Launch Time 23:08

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 17

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of One mile East of Roundham Head - See Chartlet

Service The yacht from the previous incident made passage towards Brixham and became trapped

by a pot line or similar. The lifeboat re-launched to their assistance. The yacht involved was

located drifting in towards Goodrington North and after some tricky manoeuvring the yacht

was towed seaward before a full tow was established. Yacht returned to Brixham. Station

Boarding Boat also assisted within the harbour and placed the vessel along side a harbour pontoon

Additional It was fortunate the lifeboat was able to launch quickly - the yacht would probably have

run aground if this wasn't the case.

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Incident Date 17-May-12
Ready for Service Date 17-May-12

Launch Instruct 21:28
Ready for Service Time 22:58

Launch Time 21:35

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 16

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Between Princess Pier & Corbyn Head

Service Launched following report of person in the water off Princess Pier, Torquay. May Day issued

and vessel in vicinity located casualty between Princess Pier and Corbyn Head - recovered to

the yacht and then to Torbay Lifeboat. Landed at Torquay harbour for onward transmission

Additional

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Incident Date 26-Apr-12
Ready for Service Date 27-Apr-12

Launch Instruct 23:58
Ready for Service Time 02:18

Launch Time 00:11

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 15

Coxswain
Richard Fowler
Mechanic Mat Tyler

Location of From Fishcombe to Elberry

Service Launched to join search between Fishcombe and Elberry for a missing person in conjunction

with the Police and HM Coastguards. Possible sighting from the ALB but not confirmed.

Search terminated around 02:00.

Additional

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Incident Date 15-Apr-12
Ready for Service Date 15-Apr-12

Launch Instruct 20:27
Ready for Service Time 22:29

Launch Time 20:38

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 14

Coxswain
Richard Fowler
Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Thatcher Rock / Orestone area

Service Both lifeboats tasked following numerous reports of a Red Flare in the vicinity of Thatcher

Rock. After extensive and detailed search by both lifeboats no one in difficulty was found.

Additional Click here for AIS search pattern

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Incident Date 07-Apr-12
Ready for Service Date 07-Apr-12

Launch Instruct 03:20
Ready for Service Time 08:39

Launch Time 03:34

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2012 Shout 13

Coxswain
Mark Criddle
Mechanic Simon James

Location of 22 miles ESE of Berry Head

Service The disabled Trimaran 'Starship' was found to be in difficulty by 'RFA Orange Leaf' in the

early hours. She was reported to also have unwell crew members aboard. The ALB was

launched with a paramedic on board to their assistance and recovered them under tow to Brixham

Additional Follow this link for the AIS plot

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Lifeboat Week 2012 - Sunday July 15 to Sunday July 22 inclusive

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