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Shouts 2018 - ALB (22) ILB (43) Arancia (3) - Total (68)

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

 26th Jan

15:52

ILB

 16ft Speedboat near the Tamar Bridge in difficulties.  Assisted to safety by the ILB.

2

3rd Feb

10:14

ILB

 Yacht in difficulties in the R Plym.

 3

4th Feb

12:43

ILB

 Yacht broken down in Barn Pool, towed to its mooring at Saltash Passage, River Tamar.

4

6th Feb

22:38

ILB

Two persons cut off by the tide in Jennycliff Bay.  ILB recovered one person from the shore, the other had managed to make their own way to safety.

5

6th Feb

22:38

ALB

Two persons cut off by the tide in Jennycliff Bay.  ILB recovered one person from the shore, the other had managed to make their own way to safety.

6

9th Feb

11:44

ILB

Assistance provided to a capsized kayak near Mountbatten.

7

12th Feb

18:20

ILB

999 call reporting strange lights on the shoreline in Cawsand Bay.  ILB investigated and found teo fishermen on the rocks using a head torch.  No assistance required.  False alarm with good intent.

8

15th Feb

15:13

ILB

Tasked to a person in the water in Hooe Lake.  The person had fallen into the water and recovered by members of the public.  The ILB assessed the casualty and awaited the arrival of an Ambulance. 

16th Feb

16:06

ILB

8m Fishing vessel suffering machinery failure near Plymouth Breakwater.  ILB took the vessel in tow so ensure its safety.  Towed to Sutton Harbour.

10

16th Feb

19:46

 ILB

Report of red flares near the Tamar Bridge.  Search conducted of the area, nothing un-toward found.  Suggestions from members of public in the area were that chinese lanterns had been seen.

11

17th Feb

14:05

ALB

A carrier blocking VHF Ch 16 in the Plymouth area meant that the ALB was requested to launch and use it direction finding equipment to identify the vessel causing the carrier and try and stop it.  Whilst proceeding towards Rame Head the carrier disappeared and so after a short while the ALB was stood down.

12

18th Feb

10:38

ILB

Both Lifeboats Launched after a person was seen falling from the Tamar Bridge.  Stood down enroute after Police on scene confirmed that no lifeboat assistance was required.

13

18th Feb

10:38

ALB

Both Lifeboats Launched after a person was seen falling from the Tamar Bridge.  Stood down enroute after Police on scene confirmed that no lifeboat assistance was required.

14

20th Feb

18:01

ILB

Assistance provided to Police in a search for a person in the Plymouth Hoe area.

15

5th Mar

16:53

ILB

Dinghy sailor on Drakes Island requiring assistance.

16

14th Mar

16:52

ILB

Assistance to Police with an incident in the Millvay area.

17

17th Mar

21:34

ILB

Assistance to Police with a search for a missing person in the Stonehouse Creek area.  Search completed with nothing found.

18

24th Mar

11:35

ILB

Two jet skis requiring assistance 0.5nm South of Plymouth Breakwater.  Both towed to Saltash.

19

29th Mar

00:20

ILB

Search for a missing person in the Tamar Bridge Area.  During the search the person was located safe ashore by Police.

20

29th Mar

00:20

ALB

Search for a missing person in the Tamar Bridge Area.  During the search the person was located safe ashore by Police.

21

29th Mar

13:27

ILB

Male stuck in the mud North of the Tamar Bridge.  Fire Service and Coastguard also in attendance.

22

29th Mar

13:27

Arancia

Male stuck in the mud North of the Tamar Bridge.  Fire Service and Coastguard also in attendance.

23

2nd April

12:21

ILB

Person in the water near Oreston.

24

 4th April

13:14

ALB

Sail training vessel with engine failure just south of the Western Entrance to Plymouth Sound.  The 19m vessel was towed to its mooring at Yacht Haven Marina.

25

8th April

15:07

ALB

 Yacht with engine failure in the Eastern Entrance to Plymouth Sound.  Towed to Sutton Harbour Marina.

26

15th April

06:24

ILB

Angling vessel without power near Cremyll.  Towed to its mooring at Richmond Walk.

27

 17th April

12:45

ILB

Launched to assist a dismasted yacht in Jennycliff Bay.  The yacht was only a couple of hundred meters from the shoreline in a strong SW breeze.  Vessel towed to a safe berth in a local marina.

28

17th April

12:45

ALB

Launched to assist a dismasted yacht in Jennycliff Bay.  The yacht was only a couple of hundred meters from the shoreline in a strong SW breeze.  Vessel towed to a safe berth in a local marina.

29

 17th April

13:40

ILB

Whilst on service to the dismasted yacht, another nearby yacht informed the Coastguard that he had lost all steering.  The ILB was quickly on scene to secure the yacht that was also not far from shore.  The ALB was then able to assist once the first yacht had been berthed.

30

17th April

13:40

ALB

Whilst on service to the dismasted yacht, another nearby yacht informed the Coastguard that he had lost all steering.  The ILB was quickly on scene to secure the yacht that was also not far from shore.  The ALB was then able to assist once the first yacht had been berthed.

31

18th April

17:42

ILB

Person injured on rocks behind QAB Marina, near the Marine Aquarium.  The ILB was used to transport the casualty on a stretcher to the QAB Slipway where he could be loaded into an Ambulance.

32

18th April

17:42

Arancia

Person injured on rocks behind QAB Marina, near the Marine Aquarium.  The ILB was used to transport the casualty on a stretcher to the QAB Slipway where he could be loaded into an Ambulance.

33

 20th April

12:47

ALB

Tasked to locate and recover a large wooden cable drum that was deemed a hazard to shipping.  The object had been spotted in Bigbury Bay.  The Lifeboat located the drum and brought it ashore at Cattedown Warf.  Colliding with such a large object could have caused a serious accident.

34

21st April

12:32

ILB

Yacht dismasted after catching its rigging on one of the Bridge's beacons.  Assistance was provided to secure the rig so the yacht could make its own way back to its mooring.

35

21st April

17:48

ILB

Small vessel on fire just North of the Tamar Bridge on the Saltash side of the river.  The single occupant managed to escape by crawling up the mud to the shore.  Lifeboats attended to keep others clear of the scene and confirm no one else was onboard.  Incident attended by Fire, Ambulance and Coastguard.

36

21st April

17:48

ALB

Small vessel on fire just North of the Tamar Bridge on the Saltash side of the river.  The single occupant managed to escape by crawling up the mud to the shore.  Lifeboats attended to keep others clear of the scene and confirm no one else was onboard.  Incident attended by Fire, Ambulance and Coastguard.

37

22nd April

13:37

ILB

Report of two kayaks being washed ashore in Whitsand Bay.  Concern was for any persons who may be in difficulty.  Both lifeboats conducted a search of the area and shoreline to ensure no persons were in difficulty.  Nothing was found, the assumption being that the kayaks may have been washed off a beach.

38

2nd April

13:37

ALB

Report of two kayaks being washed ashore in Whitsand Bay.  Concern was for any persons who may be in difficulty.  Both lifeboats conducted a search of the area and shoreline to ensure no persons were in difficulty.  Nothing was found, the assumption being that the kayaks may have been washed off a beach.

39

28th April

01:55

ILB

Despondent female on Plymouth Hoe, request to attend by Police.  The female fell from height onto rocks causing injury.  HART Paramedics and Lifeboat Crew recovered the casualty by Lifeboat to an awaiting Ambulance. 

40

28th April

01:55

ALB

Despondent female on Plymouth Hoe, request to attend by Police.  The female fell from height onto rocks causing injury.  HART Paramedics and Lifeboat Crew recovered the casualty by Lifeboat to an awaiting Ambulance. 

41

6th May

08:03

ILB

Report of a person in the water at King Point Marina.  Person recovered on arrival by Police.  Passed into care of Ambulance Service.  Our thoughts are with the persons family.

42

6th May

18:15

ILB

2 persons cut off by the tide at Sharrow Point.  Recovered by ILB and landed ashore in a safe location.

43

7th May

13:12

ILB

Capsized Fishing Vessel off Mountbatten Breakwater.  ILB towed vessel onto Mountbatten Beach to enable a safe search for any casualties.  Sadly one person was recovered from inside the wheelhouse, CPR was comenced and the person handed over to Ambulance and Air Ambulance Crews.  Our thoughts are with the persons family.

44

7th May

13:12

ALB

Capsized Fishing Vessel off Mountbatten Breakwater.  ILB towed vessel onto Mountbatten Beach to enable a safe search for any casualties.  Sadly one person was recovered from inside the wheelhouse, CPR was comenced and the person handed over to Ambulance and Air Ambulance Crews.  Our thoughts are with the persons family. 

45

7th May

16:11

ILB

Broken down boat off Plymouth Breakwater.  Towed to safety in QAB Marina.

46

7th May

19:59

ILB

Report that a person may have jumped from the Tamar Bridge.  Search conducted, after a period of time it was believed that it may have been a false alarm with good intent and all units were stood down.

 47

7th May

19:59

ALB

Report that a person may have jumped from the Tamar Bridge.  Search conducted, after a period of time it was believed that it may have been a false alarm with good intent and all units were stood down.

 48

10th May

18:40

ILB

Broken down jetski in Barnpool.  Assisted ashore.

 49

11th May

23:13

ILB

Despondent male on Laira Bridge.  Lifeboats launched to provide water rescue cover.  The male thankfully was compliant with Police and both lifeboats stood down.

 50

11th May

23:13

ALB

Despondent male on Laira Bridge.  Lifeboats launched to provide water rescue cover.  The male thankfully was compliant with Police and both lifeboats stood down.

 51

13th May

12:31

ILB

DSC Distress alert in the Plymouth area recieved by UK Coastguard.  Area searched and further investigation ashore confirmed the signal had been triggered accidently inland.  Lifeboats were then stood down.

 52

13th May

12:31

ALB

DSC Distress alert in the Plymouth area recieved by UK Coastguard.  Area searched and further investigation ashore confirmed the signal had been triggered accidently inland.  Lifeboats were then stood down.

 53

13th May

 18:23

ILB

2 Persons stranded on rocks in Wembury Bay.  Both recovered by ILB and landed safety ashore.

54

18th May

19:10

ILB

Broken down RIB off Plymouth Hoe, reported from on shore.  On arrival the RIB was found to be in tow by a yacht.  The ILB took over the tow so that the RIB could get to its berth at Yacht Haven Marina.

55

19th May

19:14

ILB

Kayaker overdue for several hours.  Extensive search conducted of Plymouth Sound, R Tamar, Millbrook, St Johns Lake, R Lyhner.  Coastguard Teams and Police ashore and the Newquay SAR Helicopter were also tasked.  The person returned home safe and well during the search so all units were stood down.

56

19th May

19:14

 ALB

Kayaker overdue for several hours.  Extensive search conducted of Plymouth Sound, R Tamar, Millbrook, St Johns Lake, R Lyhner.  Coastguard Teams and Police ashore and the Newquay SAR Helicopter were also tasked.  The person returned home safe and well during the search so all units were stood down.

57

20th May

18:52

ILB

Report from Wembury beach of a kite surfer in difficulties in Wembury Bay.  On arrival the kite surfer was no where to be seen, however there was a suggestion that a nearby RIB had gone up the R Yealm.  This was investigated and the person found safe and well, confirming that it had been him kitesurfing.  All units stood down.

58

21st May

19:14

ILB

Assistance to Ambulance Service with a female on Plymouth Hoe's foreshore with a broken ankle.  The casualty was taken by lifeboat back to Millbay Marina where they were then transferred to the Ambulance Service.

59

23rd May

13:32

ALB

Fishing vessel South of Plymouth with an injured crew member.  The casualty was winched by helicopter and taken to hospital.  The Lifeboat escorted the fishing vessel back to Plymouth.

60

23rd May

14:00

ILB

Report of a person having entered the water after their dinghy sank.  Person found to have self recovered onto a nearby moored vessel near St John's Lake.

61

23rd May

16:05

ALB

Re-tasked from the previous incident to assist a broken down vessel near Rame Head.

62

25th May

20:52

ILB

Called to assist Police with a search for a missing person in the Devils Point area.  Shortly after comencing the search the person was located by Police.  So the ILB and Arancia returned to station.

63

25th May

20:52

Arancia

Called to assist Police with a search for a missing person in the Devils Point area.  Shortly after comencing the search the person was located by Police.  So the ILB and Arancia returned to station.

64

25th May

23:46

ILB

Called to assist Police with reports of a male on the Tamar Bridge.  Stood down enroute was the male was in Police care.

65

25th May

23:46

ALB

Called to assist Police with reports of a male on the Tamar Bridge.  Stood down enroute was the male was in Police care.

66

27th May

 21:46

ALB

One broken down vessel under tow by another which then ran out of fuel led to the Lifeboat assisting both from the Rame Head area.

67

29th May

00:40

ILB

Yacht aground and heeled over on a mud bank, near Pentillie Castle, River Tamar.  ILB and the ALB's Y-Class proceeded up river to provide evacuation if the yacht could not be righted on the incoming tide.  Thankfully on arrival the yacht was found to be upright against the mud bank.  The ILB was able to turn the yacht so it was sat correctly on its anchor for the incoming tide.

68

29th May

00:40

ALB

Yacht aground and heeled over on a mud bank, near Pentillie Castle, River Tamar.  ILB and the ALB's Y-Class proceeded up river to provide evacuation if the yacht could not be righted on the incoming tide.  Thankfully on arrival the yacht was found to be upright against the mud bank.  The ILB was able to turn the yacht so it was sat correctly on its anchor for the incoming tide.