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Shouts 2018 - ALB (3) ILB (10) Arancia (0) - Total (13)

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.

13

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.

14

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.