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All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)  -  April to June 2015

10-Apr-15 13-Apr-15 15-Apr-15 18-Apr-15 19-Apr-15
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Incident Date 30-Jun-15
Ready for Service Date 30-Jun-15

Launch Instruct 15:58
Ready for Service Time 18:39

Launch Time 16:07

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 22

Coxswain Roger Good Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Approx 0.5 mile East of Strete in Start Bay

Service Tasked to the 15 metre fishing vessel 'Sha Lucy' suffering with an overheated engine and unable to

make way. Vessel returned under tow to Brixham

Additional Notes              Click on images for larger version - Pics by crew member Nigel Crang

 

 
     

Incident Date 19-Jun-15
Ready for Service Date 19-Jun-15

Launch Instruct 21:54
Ready for Service Time 23:05

Launch Time 22:02

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 21

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty 200 yards East of Berry Head

Service Tasked to the 45 ft lugger 'Iris' suffering a gear box drive failure. Taken in tow and returned to the

heritage pontoon in Brixham Harbour.

Additional Notes
 
 
     

Incident Date 13-Jun-15
Ready for Service Date 13-Jun-15

Launch Instruct 02:47
Ready for Service Time 04:14

Launch Time 02:58

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 20

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Thought to be on the Coast line within Torbay

Service Tasked to carry out a shore line search between Roundham Head and Corbyn Head looking for a

missing person thought to be in the vicinity. Following this search the ALB was then tasked to

check around Berry Head. No one located - stood down at 04:02

Additional Notes HMCG and Police all involved.
 
     

Incident Date 10-Jun-15
Ready for Service Date 10-Jun-15

Launch Instruct 13:06
Ready for Service Time 14:09

Launch Time 13:10

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 19

Coxswain John Ashford Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Goodrington South

Service With strong ENE winds running the ALB as tasked following a report of a person in difficulty in the

sea near the 'Splash Down' water park. The casualty was brought to shore by others and initially the

ALB stood down. However the ALB returned to the vicinity in case there should be an urgent

intervention requird by paramedics before an ambulance arrived. Sea conditions did not make this an

easy option for the 'Y' boat. ALB stood down when an ambulance arrived. ALB returned to station.

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 21-May-15
Ready for Service Date 21-May-15

Launch Instruct 17:07
Ready for Service Time 18:17

Launch Time 17:10

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 18

Coxswain John Heale Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty East of Torquay Harbour approach

Service ALB launched following a request from the ILB to assist with a capsized dinghy outside Torquay

Harbour. (The ILB diverted from a tasking to assist the capsized vessel until the ALB arrived on

scene.) The casualty owner was taken onboard the ALB and once the small yacht was stable she

was returned under tow to Brixham by the ILB. The ALB then returned to station.

Additional Notes
   
     

Incident Date 05-May-15
Ready for Service Date 06-May-15

Launch Instruct 23:55
Ready for Service Time 00:54

Launch Time 00:08

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 17

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Aboard Training Brigg

Service Tasked to meet the Sail Training Brig 'Stavros S Niarchos' with an injured person on board requiring

transfer to Torbay Hospital. ALB met them in the lee of Berry Head and transferred the injured

person and one other to the Lifeboat Station and an awaiting ambulance.

Additional Notes Note - launch instructed on Tue 05 May - Actual launch Wed 6 May
 
     

Incident Date 04-May-15
Ready for Service Date 05-May-15

Launch Instruct 22:07
Ready for Service Time 00:05

Launch Time 22:12

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 16

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty Brixham Harbour

Service Launched to locate a crewman and tender from the fishing vessel 'Peadar Marie'. The initial report

indicated the tender was running aground on the Breakwater. After an extensive and protracted

search the Crewman was eventually located ashore and the tender found near Battery Point by the

ALB. Tender recovered by the ILB to the Ferry Pontoon.

Additional Notes HMCoastguard Team and Police involved. A complicated tasking including language difficulties
 
     

Incident Date 04-May-15
Ready for Service Date 04-May-15

Launch Instruct 18:19
Ready for Service Time 21:30

Launch Time 18:30

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 15

Coxswain John Heale Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty Off Slapton Sands

Service Launched following contact from the 31ft Yacht 'Cassiopa' apparently in difficulty close to Slapton

Sands. Yacht located and taken under tow to Dart Harbour.

Additional Notes Andy Kyle Images  Image 01 Image 02
 
 
     

Incident Date 03-May-15
Ready for Service Date 03-May-15

Launch Instruct 01:43
Ready for Service Time 01:49

Launch Time

ALB Assembly Only
2015 Shout Number 2

Coxswain Mechanic

Location of Casualty Princess Pier, Torquay

Service Preparing to launch to an incident at Princess Pier, Torquay. Stood down before launch.

Additional Notes
   
     

Incident Date 02-May-15
Ready for Service Date 02-May-15

Launch Instruct 11:52
Ready for Service Time 13:00

Launch Time 11:59

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 14

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Casualty 0.5 miles WNW from Brixham Breakwater end

Service HM Coastguard received calls from members of the public reporting a capsized speedboat outside

Brixham Harbour. Both Torbay lifeboats were tasked. One of the casualties was trapped in the

capsized vessel and the three other occupants were picked up by vessels in the vicinity. The

trapped casualty was recovered by the lifeboat crew and attended to by a crew GP and Paramedic.

The lifeboat returned at speed to an awaiting ambulance at the lifeboat station. The casualty was

passed immediately into the care of the Ambulance Paramedics and transferred to Torbay Hospital.

The other casualties were taken into the lifeboat station and then also taken to Torbay Hospital.

Regrettably the trapped casualty did not survive.

Additional Notes Please see http://t.co/drTTSXng8Z - Other vessels in the vicinity also assisted
 
     

Incident Date 26-Apr-15
Ready for Service Date 26-Apr-15

Launch Instruct 13:36
Ready for Service Time 13:43

Launch Time

ALB Assembly Only
2015 Shout Number 1

Coxswain Mechanic

Location of Casualty 0.5 miles SE Hollicombe

Service Preparing to launch to an unidentified object blowing rapidly out to sea - possible a jet ski with no

one on board. Subsequently found by a passing boat to be an 'inflatable' dolphin. Launch cancelled.

Additional Notes
   
     

Incident Date 23-Apr-15
Ready for Service Date 23-Apr-15

Launch Instruct 19:57
Ready for Service Time 20:51

Launch Time 19:57

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 13

Coxswain Roger Good Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Long Quarry, Hopes Nose

Service Diverted from exercise to standoff Long Quarry during a Police incident. No action required -

released shortly after arriving on scene and returned to station

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 19-Apr-15
Ready for Service Date 19-Apr-15

Launch Instruct 13:08
Ready for Service Time 15:41

Launch Time 13:16

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 12

Coxswain John Ashford Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Casualty 2 miles South of Berry Head

Service Tasked to the fishing vessel 'Mysha Lucy' suffering from water ingress to the engine room. Vessel

towed to Brixham and the lifeboat salvage pump put aboard. Due to the enclosed spaces Fire

Brigade assistance was requested to reduce the water levels once she was alongside..

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 18-Apr-15
Ready for Service Date 18-Apr-15

Launch Instruct 15:39
Ready for Service Time 16:39

Launch Time 15:44

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 11

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Casualty Roundham Headland

Service Both lifeboats launched following report of two Surf Boarders in difficulty. HMCG established all was

OK but had report of two youths possibly walking around the headland. In view of the strong easterly

winds a detailed shoreline search was completed and no one found to be needing assistance . Both

lifeboats released to return to station

Additional Notes
   
     

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

Launch Instruct 19:34
Ready for Service Time 21:10

Launch Time 19:48

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 10

Coxswain Roger Good Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty Goodrington South

Service ALB tasked to a motor boat with engine failure. 'Y' boat deployed to establish the tow in shallow

water at Goodrington and the vessel returned under tow to Brixham Harbour.

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 13-Apr-15
Ready for Service Date 14-Apr-15

Launch Instruct 20:46
Ready for Service Time 23:20

Launch Time 20:56

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 9

Coxswain Roger Good Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Meadfoot Beach

Service A small yacht with one person on board and a fouled propeller drifted onto the rocky

shoreline at Meadfoot Beach Torquay. The initial location reported was unclear and thought to be

towards Teignmouth. Exmouth ALB was on exercise at the time and proceeded. Subsequently the

location was clarified and the Torbay ALB was tasked. Exmouth returned to exercise. The 'Y' boat

was used to establish and tow the vessel out to sea it being close to low water. The vessel, which

was taking water, was towed to Torquay Harbour and placed on the slipway prior to lift out.

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 10-Apr-15
Ready for Service Date 10-Apr-15

Launch Instruct 15:00
Ready for Service Time 16:05

Launch Time 15:06

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 8

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Not Known - assumed in the area of Berry Head.

Service Tasked following a report of a vessel hearing the spoken word 'MayDay' whilst in the vicinity of Berry

Head. ALB tasked to search between Brixham Breakwater and Sharkham Point. Search revealed no

vessel in any difficulty - ALB released to return to station

Additional Notes

 

   
     

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