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All Weather Lifeboat Shouts (ALB)    July-September 2016

05-Jul-16 09-Jul-16 19-Jul-16 20-Jul-16 06-Aug-16
14-Aug-16 (2) 15-Aug-16 (4) 19-Aug-16 21-Aug-16 23-Aug-16
10-Sep-16 12-Sep-16 (2) 22-Sep-16    
         

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Incident Date 22-Sep-16
Ready for Service Date 22-Sep-16

Launch Instruct 16:16
Ready for Service Time 19:19

Launch Time 16:24

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 35

Coxswain Roger Good Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty 10 miles due East of Berry Head

Service Tasked to the yacht 'Calibra' with two people on board unable to manoeuvre due to serious fouling of

her propellor. Yacht taken in tow and returned to Torquay Harbour before the ALB returned to station

Additional Notes
     

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

Launch Instruct 21:14
Ready for Service Time 22:08

Launch Time 21:26

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 34

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Sharkham Point

Service Following a report of a cliff faller at Sharkham Point the HM Coastguard team and Rescue Helicopter

106 were tasked. The ALB was also tasked to provide light on the casualty position. Casualty

transferred by Helo R106 to Berry Head landing area where they were met by Ambulance personnel

and Police. ALB released once the casualty had been lifted.

Additional Notes
 
     

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

Launch Instruct 11:13
Ready for Service Time 11:46

Launch Time 11:20

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 33

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Meadfoot

Service The ILB had been tasked to a person thought to be in difficulty on the rocks at Meadfoot. The person

entered the water and the ALB launched to give any support required. The casualty was recovered

to shore by the Police and HM Coastguard and the ALB was released to return to station before

arriving on scene.

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 10-Sep-16
Ready for Service Date 10-Sep-16

Launch Instruct 13:36
Ready for Service Time 19:32

Launch Time 13:36

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 32

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Possibly Brixham Harbour

Service The ALB was attending a PR event within Brixham Harbour when the ILB was tasked to collect a

drifting dinghy picked up by a yacht on passage near the Orestone. At the same time a yachtsman

was reported apparently missing within Brixham Harbour. The ALB 'Y' Boat was immediately

deployed within Brixham Harbour to search for the missing yachtsman. The ALB departed from a

PR event and recovered the dinghy releasing the ILB to join the search of the harbour areas and

beyond. The ALB then joined the search for the apparently missing yachtsman which continued

throughout the day with many resources called to the search. The Police are continuing to

investigate the apparent incident.

Additional Notes The ILB, ALB 'Y' Boat, Exmouth ALB and Teignmouth ILB together with the Coastguard Rescue

Helicopter 106 and Cliff Rescue teams searched all day - the Police are continuing to investigate.

The chartlet shows the sea area covered by both air and sea borne assets.
 
     

Incident Date 23-Aug-16
Ready for Service Date 23-Aug-16

Launch Instruct 17:03
Ready for Service Time 20:08

Launch Time 17:12

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 31

Coxswain John Ashford Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty 12.5 Miles SE of Berry Head

Service Tasked to the Yacht 'Red Eye' suffering loss of power and becalmed. ALB located the vessel and

towed her to Brixham Harbour

Additional Notes Red Eye suffered a complete loss of communications - adjacent vessel provided the location for the

ALB
 
     

Incident Date 21-Aug-16
Ready for Service Date 21-Aug-16

Launch Instruct 01:41
Ready for Service Time 03:22

Launch Time 01:56

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 30

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Casualty Corbyn Head

Service Both lifeboats tasked to an incident at Corbyn Head where a car was reported to have gone over the

cliff. Both lifeboats gave assistance to HM Coastguard and Police for this incident.

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 19-Aug-16
Ready for Service Date 19-Aug-16

Launch Instruct 09:41
Ready for Service Time 12:32

Launch Time 09:52

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 29

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Nigel Coulton

Location of Casualty Approx one mile SE of Roundham Head

Service Tasked to locate the 38ft vessel Neptune II with one person on board reporting a probable low fuel

situation and essentially unsure where she was. Observations from various points during the early

morning placed the vessel between 8 miles SSE of Berry Head and 11 miles SE of Berry Head in

poor visibility. She was eventually located one mile East of Goodrington North Sands when a vessel

fitting the description was observed from the Boathouse. The ALB diverted from a planned search

pattern to check the vessel identity. Two crew members joined the vessel and brought her into

Brixham Harbour with the ALB as escort.

Additional Notes Poor visibility in the area. Vessel apparently had no working radio or GPS system.
 
     

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

Launch Instruct 16:16
Ready for Service Time 17:30

Launch Time 16:16

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 28

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty North end - Oddicombe

Service Check on three youths possible caught on rocks. Youths recovered themselves but had suffered

some minor scrapes. Met by HM Coastguard.

Additional Notes
 

Video

   

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

Launch Instruct 15:55
Ready for Service Time 16:16

Launch Time 15:55

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 27

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty Babbacombe

Service ALB diverted to report of three people in the water believed to be at risk. Recovered to the shore and

given medical support by the ALB Crew. Further assistance by HM Coastguard in the vicinity of

Babbacombe Quay.

Additional Notes

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

Launch Instruct 15:31
Ready for Service Time 15:55

Launch Time 15:31

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 26

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty Corbyn Head

Service ALB launched in support of the ILB to four persons on the rocks at Corbyn Head - recovered and

transferred to Torquay Harbour. ALB then diverted to Babbacombe

Additional Notes
 
     

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

Launch Instruct 12:54
Ready for Service Time 14:54

Launch Time 13:04

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 25

Coxswain Roger Good Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty 3.5 miles South of Berry Head

Service Tasked to the vessel 'Toro Loco' suffering engine failure. Vessel taken in tow by the All Weather

Lifeboat. Whilst under tow the ILB was tasked to a Kayaker who was in difficulty south of Berry

Head. The Kayaker who was recovered from the water was transferred to the ALB for assesment

and return to Brixham. Kayaker transferred from the ALB to Helicopter Rescue 106 and onward to

Torbay Hospital. The final stages of the original tow were completed by the ILB in Brixham Harbour.

Additional Notes
 
 

Video

     

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

Launch Instruct 08:00
Ready for Service Time 10:12

Launch Time 08:25

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 24

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty One mile NE of Berry Head

Service The 14 metre sailing vessel 'Ella' on passage down the English Channel picked up a large plastic

sheet around her propeller some twenty miles ESE of Berry Head in the early hours of the morning.

They made way under sail to Torbay for a scheduled meet with the All Weather Lifeboat to assist

them into Brixham Harbour. Yacht taken in tow and secured in the Harbour

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 14-Aug-16
Ready for Service Date 14-Aug-16

Launch Instruct 11:51
Ready for Service Time 16:25

Launch Time 12:00

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 23

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty 22 Miles East of Berry Head

Service Tasked to the 10 metre yacht 'Bokhara Dream' taking water via the stern tube when under power.

Yacht recovered under tow to Brixham Harbour.

Additional Notes Shortly after returning both Torbay and Teignmouth lifeboats gave a spectacular SAR demo to a

very large audience marking the end of our 2016 Lifeboat Week and 150th Anniversary events for

August.
   
     

Incident Date 14-Aug-16
Ready for Service Date 14-Aug-16

Launch Instruct 05:49
Ready for Service Time 07:05

Launch Time 05:58

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 22

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Imperial Ledge, Torquay

Service Launched to assist in recovery of a cliff faller on the coast path - recovery by sea the best option.

ALB 'Y' Boat, with a crew paramedic on board, used to transfer the injured person to the ALB and

then to Torquay Harbour and an awaiting ambulance.

Additional Notes Ambulance paramedics with casualty.
 
     

Incident Date 06-Aug-16
Ready for Service Date 06-Aug-16

Launch Instruct 21:10
Ready for Service Time 23:45

Launch Time 21:20

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 21

Coxswain John Ashford Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty 50 metres North of the Orestone

Service Both lifeboats tasked following a report of an unoccupied RIB lying close to the Orestone. Extensive

searches from the Orestone to Babbacombe carried out. Search stood down at approximately 22:20

following a very detailed search and no sightings.

Additional Notes Rescue helicopter 187 also searched the area.
 
     

Incident Date 20-Jul-16
Ready for Service Date 20-Jul-16

Launch Instruct 05:57
Ready for Service Time 10:30

Launch Time 06:09

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 20

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty North side of Hopes Nose

Service Tasked following a report from an angler that he had observed a submerged small speed boat to the

north of Hopes Nose. A missing person search was initiated and other assets joined the search.

Detailed search patterns established. Shortly after 09:00 the owner reported to the Police that he

was safe. All assets released to return to station shortly after 09:20

Additional Notes Coastguard Team, Teignmouth Lifeboat and Rescue Helicopter R924 joined the search
 
     

Incident Date 19-Jul-16
Ready for Service Date 19-Jul-16

Launch Instruct 20:27
Ready for Service Time 22:10

Launch Time 20:37

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 19

Coxswain Mark Criddle Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty Between Thatcher Rock and the Orestone

Service Tasked to the yacht 'ChaCha' who had picked up a Kayaker in difficulty. Kayak, Kayaker and yacht

escorted to Torquay Harbour after paramedic checked casualty was all OK.

Additional Notes
 
     

Incident Date 09-Jul-16
Ready for Service Date 09-Jul-16

Launch Instruct 17:16
Ready for Service Time 20:55

Launch Time 17:24

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 18

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Will Bower

Location of Casualty 14 miles SE of Berry Head

Service The Yacht 'Star Song' on passage from Guernsey to Brixham requested assistance as she was

apparently taking water. ALB tasked to her position and escorted the yacht to Brixham

Additional Notes Initial position 20 miles SE of Berry Head - yacht able to make way towards Brixham.
 
     

Incident Date 05-Jul-16
Ready for Service Date 06-Jul-16

Launch Instruct 23:56
Ready for Service Time 05:28

Launch Time 00:12

All Weather Lifeboat (ALB)
2016 Shout Number 17

Coxswain Richard Fowler Mechanic Simon James

Location of Casualty 20 miles East of Berry Head

Service PanPan issued by the dismasted 32ft yacht 'Resolute' with one person on board. ALB launched to

their assistance. Yacht returned under tow to Brixham Harbour.

Additional Notes
 
     

 

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