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Plymouth Shouts 2011 - ALB (60) and ILB (63) - TOTAL (123)

The details of the 2011 shouts to date are shown below:

16thJan  ILB  12:21 Report of a capsized boat on the River Plym, stood down after launch, false alarm with good intent.   
19thJan  ALB 14:58 Launched to the Plymouth Fireboat, on fire and taking water.  Lifeboat was stood down after launch, and the fireboat was safely hauled out at Plymouth Yacht Haven. 
22ndJan  ILB  06:36 Launched to a potential jumper from the Tamar Bridge, person taken into custody by police.  
30th Jan  ALB  17:55 Launched to a report of a 30 meter vessel, 'Yarmouth Navigator' taking water whilst moored in the Cattewater.  After arriving on scene it was found that one of the crew was missing from vessel, an extensive search was carried out with the ILB, Y-Class, Tamar CG, Plymouth CG and Yealm CG, along with a rescue helicopter R169 and many other local vessels.  Nothing found, at around 02:00 the search was suspended until first light.   REPORT
30th Jan  ILB  18:25 Launched to a report of a red flare in the Bovisand area, nothing found so re-tasked to assist in the incident below: 
30th Jan  ILB  19:00 Report of a 30 meter vessel taking water whilst moored in the Cattewater.  After arriving on scene it was found that one of the crew was missing from vessel, an extensive search was carried out with the ALB, Y-Class, Tamar CG, Plymouth CG and Yealm CG, along with a rescue helicopter R169 and many other local vessels.  Nothing found, search suspended for the night.  REPORT
7 31st Jan  ALB  08:00  Launched to conduct a first light search following the sinking of the 'Yarmouth Navigator', the lifeboat remained on scene until around 16:00 when the police divers had completed their search. 
8th Feb  ALB  21:42  120 ft wooden vessel reporting a wheelhouse fire onboard.  The vessel was moored on the R. Tamar, on arrival the fire was found to be out and everyone ok. 
12thFeb  ALB  03:00 Launched to escort and berth the Admiral Blake which was being towed back to Plymouth by the Salcombe Lifeboat.  The fishing vessel has been in collision with a container ship some 30 miles south of Salcombe.  She had lost two crew members over the side both of whom had been recovered safely, with one being airlifted to hospital by a coastguard helicopter, the fishing boat was also taking water into its storage tanks.  Once inside Plymouth Sound, the Plymouth Lifeboat took over the tow and the vessel was berthed at Victoria Warf.   REPORT    VIDEO
10  14thFeb  ALB  11:30  Launched to pump out the fishing vessel 'Admiral Blake' which was taking water whilst moored at Victoria Warf. 
11  14thFeb  ILB  11:45  Broken down dinghy on the River Plym, towed to safety by the Inshore Lifeboat.
12 19thFeb  ILB  16:37  Tombstoner in difficulties in the water off the barbican, ILB stood down before launch, as the person was recovered by a local boat.
13 3rd Mar  ILB  21:43  37ft sailing yacht broken down and becalmed 2 miles south of the breakwater, towed to Plymouth Yacht Haven. 
14 12thMar  ILB  17:34  Female threatening to commit suicide near Torpoint, ILB was stood down. 
15  19thMar  ILB  14:01 Small power boat broken down and on the rocks between Fort Picklecombe and Kingsand, towed to Yacht Haven Quay. 
16  19thMar ALB  17:19  Launched to 7 children cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay.  Children landed aboard by the ILB and taken back into Plymouth where they were met by the Police and Ambulance services. 
17  19thMar  ILB  17:19 7 children aged around 12 years old cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay.  ILB veered down to rescue all 7 children before landing them on board the ALB.  Tamar Coastguard, a Navy Resuce Helicopter, Looe ILB, the Police and Ambulance service were all involved.     VIDEO
18  20thMar  ILB  14:33  Three persons cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay, picked up by the ILB and landed ashore near a cliff path. 
19 20thMar  ALB  14:33  Three persons cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay, picked up by the ILB and landed ashore near a cliff path.     VIDEO
20  20thMar  ILB  16:05  Just before returning to the station, both boats were tasked to three others cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay.  On arrival one of the three was found to be having a fit and was taken on a stretcher by the Y-Class to the ALB before being taken to a waiting ambulance back in Plymouth.  The other two persons were recovered by the Y-Class and ILB. 
21  20thMar  ALB  16:05  Just before returning to the station, both boats were tasked to three others cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay.  On arrival one of the three was found to be having a fit and was taken on a stretcher by the Y-Class to the ALB before being taken to a waiting ambulance back in Plymouth.  The other two persons were recovered by the Y-Class and ILB. 
22 21stMar  ILB  17:28  27ft vessel drifting without power off Hillsea Point, towed to QAB Marina. 
23  22ndMar  ILB  18:37  Two persons cut off by the tide at Mount Edgecombe, they were taken onboard the ILB and landed safely ashore. 
24 24thMar  ILB  12:24  18ft motor vessel broken down around a mile south of Plymouth Breakwater, towed into Plymouth. 
25 26thMar  ALB  10:34  Report of drifting dinghy on the River Plym, Y-Class investigated all found to be fine. False alarm with good intent. 
26  26thMar  ALB  17:48 Medivac from container vessel Maersk Jefferson, 20 miles south of Plymouth, reporting a casualty with kidney pain.    VIDEO
27  27thMar ILB 11:47  Broken down vessel drifting a mile south of the breakwater, towed to Plymouth. 
28  6th Apr ILB  16:27  Persons cut off by the tide near Sharrow Point.  Helicopter R193 lifted the casualties to safety. 
29 7th Apr  ILB  22:39  Search for 3 persons who were lost in the area of the Tavy River.  River banks searched by ILB and Y-Class. Persons were assisted by the Coastguard and Police. 
30  7th Apr  ALB  22:39  Search for 3 persons who were lost in the area of the Tavy River.  River banks searched by ILB and Y-Class. Persons were assisted by the Coastguard and Police.
31 9th Apr  ILB  14:50  Report of a dinghy drifting offshore from Bovisand, ILB found the dinghy had made it safely ashore. 
32 11th Apr  ALB  15:04  30ft catermaran broken down and drifting inside Plymouth breakwater, towed to Mayflower Marina. 
33 16th Apr  ILB 22:00 Search north of the Tamar Bridge after several red flare reports.  Nothing found. 
34 21st Apr  ILB  08:14  Report of a body in the water in Millbrook Lake, both boats proceeded but stood down when entering Millbrook, as the body was recovered by Tamar Coastguard. 
35  21st Apr  ALB  08:14  Report of a body in the water in Millbrook Lake, both boats proceeded but stood down when entering Millbrook, as the body was recovered by Tamar Coastguard. 
36 30th Apr  ALB  01:37  Several red flare reports in the Wembury Bay area, search completed with nothing found.
37  30th Apr  ILB  09:46  Man overboard from a sailing yacht just south of the Western Entrance to the Breakwater.  Male safely recovered to another yacht and continued in the yacht race. 
38  30th Apr  ALB  11:53  Diver requiring medical attention, stood down after launch as the dive vessel was nearly alongside in Plymouth to meet an Ambulance.  
39 1st May ILB  17:45  Report of an overdue kayaker missing between Tavistock and Mutton Cove (Plymouth).  Person located safe by Police RIB near Lopwell Dam. 
40  1st May ALB  17:45  Report of an overdue kayaker missing between Tavistock and Mutton Cove (Plymouth).  Person located safe by Police RIB near Lopwell Dam. 
41 6th May  ILB  23:59  Report of a person entering the water off The Hoe after an arguement with Police.  Stood down before launch as the person was safely recovered. 
42 8th May  ILB 19:57  Search for a high risk missing person on the east side of the River Plym near Saltram House. 
43 11thMay  ALB  10:55 Yacht taking water on the river tamar, the lifeboat pump was put aboard. Then the vessel was towed and beached by a local sailing club RIB.
44 11thMay  ALB  22:58  Search in the Tamar Bridge area after a male rang the ambulance service stating he had intentions to jump from the bridge; nothing found. 
45  11thMay  ILB  22:58  Search in the Tamar Bridge area after a male rang the ambulance service stating he had intentions to jump from the bridge; nothing found.
46 14thMay  ILB 10:45 Whilst on exercise the ILB was tasked to a report of a dinghy adrift in Cawsand Bay.  No persons were found to be in danger.
47  14thMay ALB  10:55  Tasked to a RIB 1 mile south of Rame Head where the occupants were seen to be paddling.  Engine restarted and escorted to Mount Batten.
48  14thMay  ILB  11:30 Assistance to a group of paddle boarders in Wembury Bay, some of which were struggling in the fresh breeze. 
49  14thMay  ALB  11:30 A support boat from the paddle boarders above was towed to Mountbatten by the after breaking down. 
50  14thMay  ILB  14:38 Broken down dory drifting towards Plymouth breakwater, towed to Mount Batten.
51 15thMay  ILB  17:57 Dinghy in difficulties near the Tamar Bridge, assisted by the MOD Police. 
52  15thMay  ILB  19:53  Man overboard from yacht tender near the Tamar Bridge, he was treated by the ambulance service before being returned to his yacht.  
53  17thMay ILB 17:55 Broken down boat drifting on the River Plym, towed to safety.
54 24thMay  ILB  19:43  Launched to search for a person threatening to harm themselves in the Jennycliff Bay area, person located at their home by Police. 
55 31stMay  ALB  16:33  Launched to a fishing vessel 1 mile west of Burgh Island with a net around her prop and her rudder jammed.  Towed to Sutton Harbour. 
56  10thJune  ILB  21:26  Report of red flares in the River Plym area, search carried out along with Plymouth Coastguard, nothing found. 
57 11thJune  ALB  11:35  Launched to a dive vessel with an unconcious diver onboard, transfered to ALB then winched onboard a helicopter and taken to hospital. 
58  11thJune  ILB  11:35  Launched to a vessel in danger of drifting onto Plymouth Breakwater, vessel found to be safe, continued on passage.
59 11thJune  ILB  17:14  Yacht drifting without engine power outside Millbay Docks, towed to its berth in Millbay Marina.  
60  25thJune ALB  22:50  Person threatening to jump from the Tamar Bridge, shortly after launching it was confirmed that person had been taken into Police custody. 
61 26thJune  ILB  12:20  Male cut off by the tide after slipping down a small rockface near Mount Edgecombe.  Landed safe ashore. 
62 27thJune  ALB  17:07  24ft power boat with an engine room fire in Jennycliff Bay, towed by lifeboat to Yacht Haven Quay where the vessel was checked over by the fire service. 
63 2nd July  ALB  01:25  Launched to a yacht with engine failure and short of power, becalmed off Plymouth.  Vessel towed to Mayflower Marina.  
64  2nd July  ALB  13:36  Powerboat drifting one mile south of Plymouth Breakwater, towed to Mayflower Marina 
65  2nd July  ALB  14:45  As the lifeboat was returning from the previous incident it was tasked to investigate a broken down powerboat in the Cattewater, vessel assisted by local RIB.
66  6th July  ILB  19:55  Windsurfer in difficulties on the River Plym, stood down before launch as the person had made it safely ashore. 
67  12thJuly ALB  10:24 Report of a drifting dinghy in Whitsand Bay with no persons on board, the concern was that a person may have fallen overboard, he was found safe aboard another vessel.
68  12thJuly  ILB  10:24  Report of a drifting dinghy in Whitsand Bay with no persons on board, the concern was that a person may have fallen overboard, he was found safe aboard another vessel. 
69  16thJuly  ALB  10:38  33ft yacht dismasted 1 mile south of the Breakwater, 2 lifeboat crew cut the mast free; allowing the yacht to motor back into Plymouth escorted by the lifeboat. VIDEO
70 16thJuly  ALB  16:44  Report of a yacht aground in Wembury Bay, yacht towed to safety and one male taken to hospital by Ambulance.   VIDEO
71 19thJuly  ILB  19:00  Two persons cut off by the tide in Jennycliff Bay, landed safely ashore.
72  21stJuly  ALB  22:28 Launched to a male with serious burns to his body after being in a gas explosion onboard his yacht on the River Tamar, near Torpoint. REPORT
73 25thJuly  ALB  10:22  18m fishing vessel with its prop fouled in its net, drifting 8 miles SW of Rame Head.  Towed to Plymouth. 
74 6th Aug  ALB  21:59  24ft angling boat drifting without power 3/4 of a mile from the Eddystone Rocks, towed to Looe.
75  7th Aug  ILB  13:10  During the stations annual open day a RIB reported a sailing dinghy sinking off the front of the Hoe, the dinghy was towed to the local sailing club. 
76 9th Aug  ALB  01:36  Launched to search for a female on Plymouth Hoe who was attempting to harm herself, she was taken into Police custody. 
77  9th Aug  ILB  01:36  Launched to search for a female on Plymouth Hoe who was attempting to harm herself, she was taken into Police custody. 
78  12thAug  ALB  13:58  Red flares spotted from a vessel aground on rocks.  Assisted by another vessel, so lifeboat was later stood down. 
79 12thAug  ILB  23:36  Report of a person threatening to drive a car into the sea in the Plymouth area, search completed by both lifeboats and Plymouth Coastguard, nothing found. 
80  12thAug ALB  23:36  Report of a person threatening to drive a car into the sea in the Plymouth area, search completed by both lifeboats and Plymouth Coastguard, nothing found. 
81 21stAug  ILB  14:12  10m yacht aground on rocks in the entrance to the River Yealm, all persons assisted safely ashore by the ILB and Y-Class. VIDEO
82  21stAug  ALB  14:12  10m yacht aground on rocks in the entrance to the River Yealm, all persons assisted safely ashore by the ILB and Y-Class. 
83 24thAug  ALB  20:38  40ft sailing yacht 1 mile south of the Plymouth Mewstone drifting after their drive shaft had sheared.  Towed to Sutton Harbour. 
84 29thAug  ALB  06:16  Search for a small dinghy thought to be in trouble off Plymouth.  Extensive shoreline and offshore search conducted. 
85  29thAug  ILB  06:16  Search for a small dinghy thought to be in trouble off Plymouth.  Extensive shoreline and offshore search conducted.
86 1st Sept  ALB  19:16  Search for a possible missing person on the River Lyhner after cloths and a mobile phone were found on the river bank.   
87  1st Sept  ILB  19:16  Search for a possible missing person on the River Lyhner after cloths and a mobile phone were found on the river bank.   
88  1st Sept  ALB  20:00  Re-tasked from the previous incident to two persons cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay, they were winched by helicopter R193 to the top of the cliff.
89 3rd Sept  ILB  13:36  Launched to assist a yacht with an ill crewmember on board, the casualty was taken by the ILB to the lifeboat station and met by the Ambulance service. 
90 5th Sept  ALB  12:59  A 72m vessel 'SD Salmoor' reporting and engine room fire 1 mile south of Plymouth.  A MOD tug towed the vessel to Cawsand Bay where it was met by the fire service, the lifeboat stood by until it was confirmed that the fire was out.  VIDEO
91  13thSept  ALB  14:43  Launched to a broken down RIB drifting in unpleasant conditions off Stoke Point, the persons were taken onboard the lifeboat and the RIB towed back to Plymouth.   VIDEO
92 14thSept  ALB  11:43  30ft Powerboat in danger of drifting onto rocks infront of Longroom Port Control, vessel towed clear and then back to her moorings on the River Tamar.  
93 16thSept ILB  23:52  Report of a person in the water at Sutton Harbour, soon after launch the person was seen to be safe ashore. 
94 21stSept  ALB  19:09  Evacuate a crew member with a hand injury from the 88m motor vessel Ivy, 1 mile South of Plymouth. 
95  21stSept  ILB  20:39  Launched to a missing person last seen walking across the Royal Albert Railway Bridge (River Tamar), search completed, nothing found. 
96 27thSept  ALB  19:28  Launched to a yacht 1.5m south of Downderry with engine failure, the skipper was taken on board the Lifeboat and the vessel towed to Torpoint. 
97 28thSept  ALB  16:21  30ft yacht dismasted after hitting a channel marker in the Bridges, near Drakes Island.  Rigging untangled and the vessel towed to Mayflower Marina. 
98  28thSept  ILB  16:21  30ft yacht dismasted after hitting a channel marker in the Bridges, near Drakes Island.  Rigging untangled and the vessel towed to Mayflower Marina.
99 1st Oct  ALB  05:28  Fishing vessel without power requiring assistance just off Plymouth Breakwater. 
100  2nd Oct  ILB  12:17 Launched to a diver with the bends on a beach in Whitsand Bay.  Casualty evacuated by helicopter to hospital.
101 2nd Oct  ALB 16:37  A 50ft vessel drifting without power approx 5nm South of Plymouth Breakwater.  Towed safely back into Plymouth.   PHOTO
102 3rd Oct  ALB  22:00  Several reports of red flares North of the Tamar Bridge, search conducted by both lifeboats, nothing found. 
103  3rd Oct  ILB  22:00  Several reports of red flares North of the Tamar Bridge, search conducted by both lifeboats, nothing found.
104 5th Oct  ALB  12:25  Fishing vessel 2 miles south of Rame Head with rudder damage and unable to steer.  Towed to Sutton Harbour. 
105 8th Oct  ILB  15:55 Report of a kayaker in difficulties near Portwrinkle.  Stood down a few minutes after launch as the man had made it safely ashore. 
106  13thOct  ILB  19:12  Missing kayaker in the Cattewater Area,  Search completed and nothing found, assumed to have made it safely ashore.
107   14thOct ILB  18:05  Launched to a male threatening to harm himself near Devils Point.  Male was recovered from the water and handed to the Coastguard, Ambulance and Police services waiting on shore. 
108  15thOct ALB  12:00  Whilst on exercise the Lifeboat was alerted by a small yacht that he had engine failure and was becalmed, vessel towed to her moorings at Oreston. 
109 12thNov ILB  00:52  Assistance requested from Ambulance service to an injured male on Saltash Pier, stood down after launch.
110  12thNov  ALB  09:33  Angling vessel drifting without power 2m south of Penlee Point. Towed to QAB Marina.
111 17thNov  ALB  20:28  Launched to a yacht aground on Plymouth Breakwater, the single handed skipper was taken to safety by the Lifeboats.     REPORT    VIDEO
112  17thNov  ILB  20:28  Launched to a yacht aground on Plymouth Breakwater, the single handed skipper was taken to safety by the Lifeboats.
113 23rdNov ILB  16:45  Broken down vessel drifting on the River Tavy, towed to Ernessettle Creek and landed ashore. 
114 26thNov  ILB  04:21  Person thought to be attempting to jump from Tamar Bridge, person recovered by MOD Police Boat. 
115 26thNov  ALB  11:25  Whilst on exercise, the Lifeboat was tasked to a dive vessel in the Sound with an unconcious diver on board.  Taken ashore to an awaiting Ambulance.  REPORT
116 30thNov  ILB  06:43  Cries for help heard coming from the Oreston area, both lifeboats and the MOD police conducted a search for a possible person in the water, nothing found. 
117  30thNov  ALB  07:07  Cries for help heard coming from the Oreston area, both lifeboats and the MOD police conducted a search for a possible person in the water, nothing found.
118  2nd Dec  ILB  19:17  Cries for help heard, followed by reports of a person in the water at Plymouth Yacht Haven, a women had fallen off a pontoon and was safely recovered. 
119 3rd Dec  ALB  00:58  FV Elizabeth M a 90ft, 165tonne fishing vessel drifting 10m SE of Plymouth in poor seas and a westerly F8 wind.  Towed to Victoria Warf.   VIDEO
120 11thDec  ILB  02:06  Report of person attempting to jump from the Tamar Bridge, as the ILB arrived on scene the Police had just managed to talk the person into climbing back over the railings to the correct side where they were then taken into custody.
121  18thDec  ILB  09:38  Medical evacuation of a collapsed male from the shoreline in St John's Lake, taken to Air Ambulance at HMS Raleigh. 
122 20thDec  ALB  20:29  Fishing vessel 12 Nm south of Plymouth with a net around its prop.  Towed to Plymouth. 
123  21stDec  ALB  14:52 Fishing vessel around 14 Nm south of Plymouth with fuel problems.  Towed to Sutton Harbour.