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Shouts 2017 - ALB (35) ILB (57) Arancia (7) - Total (99)

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.
  36

  26th May

 08:19

 ALB

Motor vessel near the Breakwater reporting a loss of propulsion and possibly taking on water.  When on scene a dockyard work boat was holding the casualty clear of any danger.  A towed was established by the Lifeboat and the vessel towed to Mayflower Marina.

 37

 26th May

 17:04

 ILB

Reports via Police of two girls cut off by the tide on rocks in the West Hoe.  The girls were stranded on the rocks due to the lee shore and small waves.  Both were taken off the rocks by the ILB and taken into West Hoe Harbour.

 38

 26th May

 20:31

 ILB

Launched to a 7m RIB broken down and possibly dragging its anchor on the River Plym.  Vessel towed to safety.

 39

 26th May

 20:50

 ILB

Re-tasked after previous incident to a vessel reported as broken down and drifting near the Tamar Bridge.  Vessel assisted.

 40

 28th May

 15:13

 ALB

PLB activated in the Cawsand Bay area, registered to a diver.  The area was searched before the owner was contacted and found to be safe ashore.

 41

 28th May

 16:02

 ALB

Re-tasked after the previous incident to a sailing vessel broken down off Stoke Point.  Although the yacht had put out a Pan Pan, it was happy to continue under sail back to Plymouth.  The Lifeboat was then released to return to station.

 42

 3rd June

 14:32

 ALB

Fishing vessel in Bigbury Bay that believed it was taking water.  Shortly before the lifeboat arrived on scene the vessel established that the water had come over the side due to the conditions.  The vessel was then escorted back into Plymouth.

 43

 4th June

 19:53

 ILB

Tasked to a small dinghy drifting out of fuel in Jennycliff Bay. 

 44

 5th June

 04:02

 ALB

Yacht broken down 5 miles south of Plymouth.  Vessel assisted to its berth.

 45

 7th June

 20:05

 ILB

Launched after two paddle boarders were reported to be in difficulty in Plymouth Sound, in poor conditions they were seen to be regularly falling off their boards.  Nothing was found after a search of the area. 

 46

 8th June

 14:28

 ILB

Tasked to two persons and a dog cut off by the tide near Bovisand.  All rescued by the ILB.

 47

11th June

 15:47

 ILB

Jetski near the Tamar Bridge reported as broken down with the occupant in the water trying to swim the vessel.  On arrival another boat had assisted the Jetski.

 48

17th June

  15:54

  ILB

Reports of a capsized jetski near the Tamar Bridge.  The jetski was found to be on the nearby slipway on the arrival of the ILB

 49

17th June

 19:10

 ILB

Person with possible spinal injuries reported on the front of Plymouth Hoe.  Lifeboat crews assisted the Ambulance Service who were already on scene.

 50

20th June

 17:14

 ILB

Reports of 3 children in the water near Saltash Sailing Club.  When the ILB arrived on scene the 3 children were with D&C Police.  No further assistance required.

 51

24th June

 23:04

 ILB

Female having fallen on rocks near Andurn Point.  A joint rescue operation was undertaken by Lifeboat Crews, Coastguard's and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter.

 52

24th June
 23:04

 ALB

Female having fallen on rocks near Andurn Point.  A joint rescue operation was undertaken by Lifeboat Crews, Coastguard's and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter.

 53

25th June
 17:48

 ILB

Reports of smoke coming from the South side of Drakes Island.  Concern was that a vessel could be on fire.  The source was confirmed to be from a BBQ.  MOD Police were also in attendance.

 54

26th June

 14:03

 ALB

Tasked to a yacht broken down and concerned about possibly having fouled thier prop.  Towed to Plymouth

 55

29th June
 00:52

 ALB

Launched to a yacht unsure of its position somewhere off Plymouth.  Vessel located after a search 6 miles south of Plymouth.  Towed to Mayflower Marina.

 56

2nd July

 15:11

 ILB

Report of a person struggling in the water off Plymouth Hoe.  Coastguard Helicopter also on scene. Persons made it ashore safely.

 57

2nd July

 15:30

 ILB

Retasked after previous incident to reports of a person in the water near the Western Entrance to Plymouth Sound.  Found a dinghy which had been capsized.  The dinghy was now upright, but the cold and tired sailor was escorted back to shore.

 58

 5th July

 21:26

 ALB

Speedboat near Bovisand requiring assistance.  Towed to its mooring.

 59

 7th July

 12:15

 ILB

Diver requiring medical attention.  Transferred to Ambulance before being taken to DDRC.

 60

 7th July

 23:23

 ILB

Launched to assist Police at the Tamar Bridge with reports of a person threatening to jump.  Sadly the person did jump, the ILB crew assisted other services on scene.

 61

 8th July

 17:33

 ALB

Small vessel 10nm south of Plymouth drifting without power.  Towed to Plymouth.

 62

 11th July

 22:18

 ILB

Launched to assist Police at the Tamar Bridge after reports that someone may have jumped into the water.  A search was carried out along with the Coastguard Helicopter and other agencies.  Nothing was found, believed to be a false alarm.

 63

 11th July

 22:18

 ALB

Launched to assist Police at the Tamar Bridge after reports that someone may have jumped into the water.  A search was carried out along with the Coastguard Helicopter and other agencies.  Nothing was found, believed to be a false alarm.

 64

 15th July

 02:26

 ILB

Launched to assist Police at the Tamar Bridge, with a male on the wrong side of the railings.  After a couple of hours, the incident was resolved safely.

 65

 15th July

 02:26

 ALB

Launched to assist Police at the Tamar Bridge, with a male on the wrong side of the railings.  After a couple of hours, the incident was resolved safely.

 66

 16th July

 12:50

 ILB

Tasked to persons stuck on a cliff at Mount Edgecombe.  Persons located by the Lifeboat and then rescued by Coastguards and Fire Service on shore.

 67

 16th July

 14:33

 ILB

Powerboat aground, escorted to safety.

 68

 16th July

 17:47

 ALB

 Yacht with engine failure requiring assistance in Cawsand Bay.  Towed to safety.

 69

 17th July

 15:02

 ILB

 Person reported in difficulties in the water off Plymouth Hoe.  Had made it ashore on arrival, support provided to Ambulance Service.

 70

 18th July

 19:43

 ILB

Dog reported in the water at Sutton Harbour.  ILB launched to assist dog, but also ensure that no one entered the water to try and help and putting their own safety at risk.

 71

 19th July

 14:32

 ILB

 

 72

 24th July

 21:53

ILB

Small vessel broken down in Plymouth Sound, managed to anchor until arrival of the ILB.  Towed to Oreston Slipway.

 73

 28th July

 13:19

 ALB

Launched to assist a yacht in difficulties just south of Plymouth Breakwater.  Towed into Plymouth.

 74

 3rd Aug

 05:05

 ILB

Report of Red Flares in the River Plym / Hooe Lake area.  Search conducted, nothing untoward found.

 75

 3rd Aug

 05:05

 Arancia

Report of Red Flares in the River Plym / Hooe Lake area.  Search conducted, nothing untoward found.

 76

 6th Aug

 09:29

 ILB

Fin keeled yacht aground at the entrance to the River Lyhner.  Two persons taken off and landed ashore with Coastguards.  Anchors where then set for the incoming tide.

 77

 6th Aug

 09:29

 Arancia

Fin keeled yacht aground at the entrance to the River Lyhner.  Two persons taken off and landed ashore with Coastguards.  Anchors where then set for the incoming tide.

 78

 6th Aug

16:51

 ILB

Report of a kayaker having fallen out of his kayak off Rame Head.  Kayaker recovered and landed ashore in Plymouth.

79

 7th Aug

 17:43

 ILB

Clothing found on beach in Whitsand Bay by RNLI Lifeguards.  Search carried out by both Plymouth Lifeboats to ensure no one was in difficulty in the water or shoreline.  Nothing found.

 80

 7th Aug

 17:43

 ALB

Clothing found on beach in Whitsand Bay by RNLI Lifeguards.  Search carried out by both Plymouth Lifeboats to ensure no one was in difficulty in the water or shoreline.  Nothing found.

 81

 11th Aug

 14:40

 ALB

Two divers located in the water 1nm South of Penlee Point with no dive boat in the area.  Divers had drifted from their dive area near Cawsand Bay.  Lifeboat stood by as dive boat recovered the divers.

 82

 18th Aug

 09:15

 ILB

Report of two persons struggling in the water in Cawsand Bay.  As ILB arrived on scene they were reported to have made it onto nearby rocks.

 83

20th Aug

11:24

 ALB

Launched to assist a local yacht with no propulsion back into Plymouth.

 84

22nd Aug

19:08

ALB

Report of 10 persons cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay.  Located and although cut off, found to be happy to await the out going tide.  Lifeboat Crews and Coastguards remained at scene for an hour and a half to assist with their safe exit from the rocks when the tide allowed.

 85

22nd Aug

19:08

 ILB

Report of 10 persons cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay.  Located and although cut off, found to be happy to await the out going tide.  Lifeboat Crews and Coastguards remained at scene for an hour and a half to assist with their safe exit from the rocks when the tide allowed.

 86

22nd Aug

 23:02

 ILB

Vessel aground on mud near Cargreen (R Tamar).  Occupants including young children were rescued over the mud before being taken to Saltash where they could warm up and go home.  Lifeboat crews then returned to the scene to await the incoming tide in order to refloat the vessel which could not be secured as it had no anchor.  A total of 6 and a half hours was spent dealing with this incident throughout the night.

 87

22nd Aug

 23:02

 Arancia

Vessel aground on mud near Cargreen (R Tamar).  Occupants including young children were rescued over the mud before being taken to Saltash where they could warm up and go home.  Lifeboat crews then returned to the scene to await the incoming tide in order to refloat the vessel which could not be secured as it had no anchor.  A total of 6 and a half hours was spent dealing with this incident throughout the night.

 88

 24th Aug

 13:58

ILB

Report of a swimmer in difficulty off Plymouth Hoe.  Area checked, false alarm with good intent.

 89

26th Aug

 13:37

 ILB

Launched to assist in a medical evacuation.  Casualty passed to Ambulance Service.

 90

28th Aug

 00:23

 ALB

Vessel reported as overdue in the Cawsand Bay area.  Both lifeboats launched and started to search the area until the vessel was found safely ashore.

 91

28th Aug

 00:23

 ILB

Vessel reported as overdue in the Cawsand Bay area.  Both lifeboats launched and started to search the area until the vessel was found safely ashore.

 92

 1st Sept

 18:43

 ILB

Rowing boat in difficulties in the Cawsand Bay / Penlee Point area.  Persons assisted and landed ashore in Cawsand Bay.

 93

 7th Sept

 19:35

 ALB

French yachtsman with a head injury on a yacht 6nm South of Plymouth.  The yacht made its own way into Plymouth before Lifeboat Crews assisted the casualty.

 94

10th Sept

 22:34

 ILB

Request by Police to standby the Tamar Bridge as a person was reported to be the wrong side of the railings.  Shortly after arriving on scene the Police confirmed the person was now safe in their care.  Both lifeboat stood down.

 95

10th Sept

 22:34

 ALB

Request by Police to standby the Tamar Bridge as a person was reported to be the wrong side of the railings.  Shortly after arriving on scene the Police confirmed the person was now safe in their care.  Both lifeboat stood down.

 96

14th Sep

 13:23

 ALB

Fishing vessel requiring assistance a mile South of Plymouth Breakwater.

 97

15th Sept

21:09

 ILB

Tasked to locate a vessel unsure of its position off Plymouth.  Vessel located in a position approx 3nm South of the Eastern Entrance.  Escorted to QAB Marina by the ILB.

 98

15th Sept

21:09

 ALB

Tasked to locate a vessel unsure of its position off Plymouth.  Vessel located in a position approx 3nm South of the Eastern Entrance.  Escorted to QAB Marina by the ILB, so the ALB was able to return to station.

 99

16th Sept

13:28

 ALB

Vessel requiring a tow from Whitsand Bay.  Vessel towed to Plymouth.