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Shouts 2017 - ALB (11) ILB (20) Arancia (4) - Total (35)

Callout Procedure

When HM Coastguard receive information, either by a 999 call, by VHF Radio (Ch 16) or through the other emergency services, and require lifeboat assistance using the ALB, ILB or sometimes both lifeboats; they page the 'Lifeboat Operations Manager' with a Launch Request.  If the Operations Manager is happy for the launch to go ahead, HM Coastguard will then page the crew.  The crew are already on their way to the station from the Launch Request, the second page just confirms which boat is required.  Upon arriving the crew must kit up and make their way down through the marina to the lifeboat.  This whole process takes around 8 to 12 minutes.  So crew must live and work within only a few minutes of the station.

NO.
 DATE
 TIME
 BOAT

 DETAIL

 1

 2nd Jan

 19:32

 ALB

Tasked to assist Police in the search for a high risk missing person in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth.  Both lifeboats conducted shoreline searches of the area.  The Police Helicopter and Plymouth Coastguard were also on scene.

2

 2nd Jan

 19:32

 ILB

Tasked to assist Police in the search for a high risk missing person in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth.  Both lifeboats conducted shoreline searches of the area.  The Police Helicopter and Plymouth Coastguard were also on scene.

 3

  21st Jan

  22:06

  ILB

Tasked to a broken down angling vessel in Plymouth Sound.  Towed to safety at its birth on the R Plym.

 4

 6th Feb

 04:49

 ILB

Paged to a report of a male on scaffolding in a dangerous positon on the Tamar Bridge.  The lifeboats were this time stood down after launch as the male was in the care of Police.

 5

 6th Feb

04:49

 ALB

Paged to a report of a male on scaffolding in a dangerous positon on the Tamar Bridge.  The lifeboats were this time stood down after launch as the male was in the care of Police.

 6

 11th Feb

 10:29

 ILB

Tasked to a dory seen drifting in Wembury Bay.  The priority was to ensure there were no recent signs of occupancy.  The vessel was found to be in poor condition and could have been adrift for sometime.  The vessel was taken ashore.

 7

 13th Feb

 13:20

 ALB

Tasked to assist Police in a search of the Tamar Bridge area after a person was reported in difficulties and possibly hanging off the side of the bridge.  A search was conducted with Police and no persons were found in danger.  Believed to be a false alarm with good intent.

 8

 1st Mar

 17:46

 ILB

Requested by Police to assist in a search for a elderly female with dementia who had gone missing from a nearby by nursing home.  The lifeboats search the area between Millbay Docks, Devils Point and Stonehouse Creek.  Plymouth and Tamar Coastguard Teams, along with the Coastguard SAR Helicopter also took part in the search.  Thankfully at around 10pm the lady was located  safe and well inland in Stoke Village.

 9

 

1st Mar

 18:16

 Arancia

Requested by Police to assist in a search for a elderly female with dementia who had gone missing from a nearby by nursing home.  The lifeboats search the area between Millbay Docks, Devils Point and Stonehouse Creek.  Plymouth and Tamar Coastguard Teams, along with the Coastguard SAR Helicopter also took part in the search.  Thankfully at around 10pm the lady was located  safe and well inland in Stoke Village.

 10

5th Mar

 08:57

 ILB

Tasked to investigate reports of an upturned kayak on the shoreline at the entrance to Millbrook Lake.  Kayak located and a search conducted to ensure no persons were in difficulties.  No persons or other items were located, so the lifeboat was released to return to station after recovering the kayak.

 11

15th Mar

 02:39

 ILB

Launched to assist in the search for a missing person in The Hoe area.  After a short time the missing person was located ashore and in the care of the Police.

 12

9th April

02:21

 ALB

Both Boats launched at the same time to seperate incidents - ALB Sailing vessel without power being struggling to approach Plymouth.  Vessel located 5nm West of Rame Head and towed to Plymouth.

 13

9th April

02:21

 ILB

Both Boats launched at the same time to seperate incidents - ILB tasked to two persons reported as being cut off by the tide in Wembury Bay.

 14

12th April

 04:10

 ALB

Tasked to search for a vessel in distress and unsure of their position.  After radar sweeps of the Plymouth approaches, Whitsand Bay and Bigbury Bay; the vessel was located approx 12nm South of Plymouth.  The vessel was towed back to Plymouth.

 15

 15th April

 19:11

 ILB

Both Lifeboats Launched - Female fallen from Tamar Bridge.  Casualty rescued by MOD and passed to Ambulance Ashore.  Lifeboats were stood down whilst enroute to the scene.

 16

 15th April

 19:11

 ALB

Both Lifeboats Launched - Female fallen from Tamar Bridge.  Casualty rescued by MOD and passed to Ambulance Ashore.  Lifeboats were stood down whilst enroute to the scene.

 17

 16th April

 13:00

 ALB

Tasked to a vessel with a fouled prop just south of Plymouth Breakwater.  Vessel assisted by local divers whilst the lifeboat stood by.

 18

 19th April

13:26

 ALB

Vessel broken down and drifting 5 miles south of Rame Head.  Vessel towed back to Plymouth.

 19

 22nd April

 15:42

 ILB

ILB and Arancia launched to reports of a person falling 10ft from a boat onto the shore and possibly still in shallow water.  Coastguards were on scene and the casualty was assisted by Coastguard's into an Ambulance.  Both lifeboats stood by incase any further assistance was required.

 20

 22nd April

 15:42

 Arancia

ILB and Arancia launched to reports of a person falling 10ft from a boat onto the shore and possibly still in shallow water.  Coastguards were on scene and the casualty was assisted by Coastguard's into an Ambulance.  Both lifeboats stood by incase any further assistance was required.

 21

 23rd April

 15:50

 ILB

Tasked to a broken down RIB close in shore in Whitsand Bay.  RIB towed to Saltash.

 22

 23rd April

 17:44

 ILB

Re-tasked after previous incident to a broken down jet ski near Bovisand, where the occupant was reported to be trying to swim the jet ski ashore.  Towed to QAB Marina.

 23

 28th April

 18:15

 ALB

18ft vessel with engine failure reported drifting 3nm North of Eddystone Rocks.  The vessel was located further to the East after a brief search and towed back to Plymouth.

 24

 29th April

 12:30

 ILB

Tasked whilst on exercise to investigate reports of a capsized dinghy near Devils Point.  Nothing found.

 25

 29th April

 13:23

 ILB

ILB launched after a 33ft yacht issued a Mayday call having run aground on a mud bank near Cargreen.  The vessel was on a lee shore the strong wind made the situation difficult.  The vessel was assisted off the mud by the ILB on the flood tide.

 26

 4th May

 08:24

 ALB

Tasked to a Fishing Vessel which had struck a submerged object and had a damaged or fouled prop.  The vessel was 5nm South of Plymouth Breakwater.  It was towed to Plymouth.

 27

 6th May

 01:07

 ILB

Powerboat broken down and aground on mud just North of the Tamar Bridge.  Vessel towed to Saltash Passage.

 28

 6th May

 01:07

 Arancia

Powerboat broken down and aground on mud just North of the Tamar Bridge.  Vessel towed to Saltash Passage.

 29

 7th May

 11:57

 ILB

Powerboat broken down at the entrance to the River Tavy.  Vessel towed to Saltash Passage.

 30

 7th May

 11:57

 Arancia

Powerboat broken down at the entrance to the River Tavy.  Vessel towed to Saltash Passage.

 31

 8th May

 17:57

 ILB

Reports of a dog falling from cliffs at the entrance to the River Yealm.  Sadly on arrival to the gully below the cliff the dog was found to have not survived the fall.  The dog was recovered for the owner.  A sad outcome.

 32

 10th May

 18:30

 ILB

Whilst on exercise the ILB was alerted by members of the public on the front of The Hoe to a male on rocks near Tinside who after being in the water for some time had then not move from the rocks for up to an hour.  On investigation the male was found to be extremely cold and weak.  He was immediately taken onboard the ILB and taken back to the station to meet an Ambulance.  He was then taken to hospital.

 33

 11th May

 20:20

ILB

Tasked to the Tamar Bridge where a male had climbed the bridge structure and was at risk of falling.  One male was recovered from the water by the ILB after falling from the bridge.  He was taken ashore to the public slipway at Saltash and CPR performed by our crew, we were shortly joined by the Ambulance Service and Police.  Our thoughts are with his family.

 34

 11th May

 20:20

 ALB

Tasked to the Tamar Bridge where a male had climbed the bridge structure and was at risk of falling.  One male was recovered from the water by the ILB after falling from the bridge.  He was taken ashore to the public slipway at Saltash and CPR performed by our crew, we were shortly joined by the Ambulance Service and Police.  Our thoughts are with his family.

 35

 14th May

 14:56

 ILB

Speedboat aground on rocks in Jennycliff Bay.  Towed clear by the ILB and found to have lost its engine leg and was taking on water as a result.  A salvage pump was put onboard and the vessel pumped out as it was towed to Yacht Haven Quay.