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All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) - January to March 2015

10-Jan-15 16-Jan-15 23-Jan-15 19-Feb-2015 13-Mar-15
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Incident Date 26-Mar-15
Ready for Service Date 26-Mar-15

Launch Instruct 05:26
Ready for Service Time 10:37

Launch Time 05:38

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 7

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Casualty 16 miles ESE of Berry Head

Service The 29 metre Barge 'Delivery' raised a PanPan shortly after 05:00 reporting difficulty maintaining way

in heavy seas with engine difficulties possibly due to fuel contamination. Torbay ALB launched to

their assistance and returned them under tow to Brixham Harbour.

Additional Notes            Video Link  
 
 
       
 

Incident Date 14-Mar-15
Ready for Service Date 14-Mar-15

Launch Instruct 11:57
Ready for Service Time 12:36

Launch Time 12:03

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 6

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty One mile south of Torquay Harbour

Service Launched following a 'Pan Pan' call received by Solent Coastguard from the yacht 'Santa Fey' within

Tor Bay. Whilst establishing the vessel's position it was reported that the yacht was under tow and

heading for Torquay Harbour. ALB checked all OK before returning to station.

Additional Notes
   
       
 

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

Launch Instruct 18:17
Ready for Service Time 19:04

Launch Time 18:24

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 5

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty Petitor Point / Hopes Nose

Service Launched following a report of an apparent vessel capsize near Petitor Point. Shortly after launch

the vessel was confirmed to be safe and making a normal passage. ALB stood down at 18:28 and

returned to station after refuelling.

Additional Notes
   
       
 

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

Launch Instruct 16:20
Ready for Service Time 17:52

Launch Time 16:28

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 4

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty Off Scabbacombe Head

Service The 35ft yacht 'Louise' issued a PanPan and requested assistance following engine failure off

Scabbacombe Point. ALB tasked to their assistance and returned the yacht under tow to Brixham

Marina

Additional Notes
 
       
 

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

Launch Instruct 03:52
Ready for Service Time 05:32

Launch Time 04:09

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 3

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Nigel Crang

Location of Casualty Churston Cove

Service Tasked to stand off Churston Cove to support Police and HM Coastguard with a person in danger of

entering the water. ALB provided lighting during the shout. Person taken into Police Custody - ALB

released at 05:22

Additional Notes
   
       
 

Incident Date 16-Jan-15
Ready for Service Date 16-Jan-15

Launch Instruct 20:41
Ready for Service Time 21:41

Launch Time 20:41

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 2

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Casualty Churston Cove area

Service Diverted from exercise to join a Police search for a high risk missing person. Search area for the

ALB covered Brixham Harbour, Battery Gardens and Churston Cove area. After a detailed search

with no sightings from seaward the ALB was released to return to station.

Additional Notes The missing person was subsequently located ashore.
   
       
 

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

Launch Instruct 03:28
Ready for Service Time 05:20

Launch Time 03:40

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2015 Shout Number 1

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Berry Head area

Service Tasked to join an investigation into a red flare report in the vicinity of Berry Head. The sighting was

confirmed by two independent sources on land. After extensive search by all parties no vessel was

found to be in difficulty. Search terminated

Additional Notes Rescue Helicopter 169 joined the search together with the HM Coastguard team.
 
 
       

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