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Plymouth Shouts 2013 - ALB 45 and ILB 59 - TOTAL (104)

The details of the 2013 shouts to date are shown below:

1 1st Jan 07:30 ALB Launched at first light to continue the search for a missing 16 year old boy who had jumped off the Torpoint Ferry the previous evening.    REPORT
2 1st Jan 07:30 ILB Launched at first light to continue the search for a missing 16 year old boy who had jumped off the Torpoint Ferry the previous evening.    REPORT
3 2nd Jan 10:30 ALB Launched as part of the on going search for the missing 16 year old boy.   REPORT
4 2nd Jan 10:30 ILB Launched as part of the on going search for the missing 16 year old boy.   REPORT
5 3rd Jan 10:30 ALB Launched as part of the on going search for the missing 16 year old boy.
6 13thJan 11:32 ALB Diver missing from a dive RIB approx 1nm South of Plymouth Breakwater.  Recovered safe and well by another RIB in the area and assisting in the search. 
7 13thJan 11:32 ILB Diver missing from a dive RIB approx 1nm South of Plymouth Breakwater.  Recovered safe and well by another RIB in the area and assisting in the search. 
8 16thJan 14:12 ILB An 18ft fishing boat issued a Mayday after starting to drift onto rocks off Rame Head; Inshore Lifeboat towed the vessel back into Plymouth.    VIDEO
9 19thFeb 11:31 ALB Fishing vessel having suffered a mechanical failure drifting approx 14nm South of Plymouth, towed to Sutton Harbour.
10 19thFeb 18:05 ILB Report of two persons in an inflatable kayak in difficulties off The West Hoe Pier, taken ashore to the Barbican by the ILB.
11 27thFeb 02:05 ALB Person with ankle injury requiring a stretcher evacuation from a tanker, 'Bro Deliverer' at anchor 1m South of Plymouth Breakwater.
12 8th Mar 06:12 ILB Person threatening to jump from the Tamar Bridge.  Inshore Lifeboat stood by along with Police and Coastguard units until the person was talked off the bridge by Police.
13 15thMar 15:12 ALB Launched to a small sailing yacht with two exhausted crew struggling to enter Plymouth Sound due to the adverse weather conditions.  The vessel was escorted into Plymouth.
16thMar 07:18 ILB Report of a person in the water off The Hoe, assisted by Police, so ILB stood down before launch.
14 17thMar 20:18 ILB Report of a red flare in the River Plym or Hooe Lake area.  Search conducted with MOD police RIB and Plymouth Coastguard, nothing found.
15 18thMar 07:33 ALB Fishing vessel broken down and drifting approx 20nm SSE of Rame Head, the vessel was towed to Sutton Harbour.
16 3rd Apr 16:04 ILB Tasked to a powerboat aground near Hole's Hole on the River Tamar, all occupants were found to be safe and well and were happy to await the incoming tide.
17 3rd Apr 19:30 ILB Launched to assist the powerboat from the earlier shout refloat on the incoming tide.  The ILB and Y-Class were used to drag the boat off the mud and it was towed back to Saltash by the ILB.     VIDEO
18 3rd Apr 19:30 ALB Launched to assist the powerboat from the earlier shout refloat on the incoming tide.  The ILB and Y-Class were used to drag the boat off the mud and it was towed back to Saltash by the ILB.     VIDEO
19 14thApr 06:16 ILB Launched to a person in the water near Laira Bridge.  Person pulled from the water by emergency services ashore just before the ILB arrived on scene.
20 14thApr 16:59 ILB Two jet skis aground on the front of Plymouth Hoe, both were towed to safety by the ILB.
21 20thApr 13:15 ALB Whilst on exercise the ALB was tasked to locate an open mic on Channel 16, this was traced to a yacht inside Plymouth Sound.
22 20thApr 13:15 ALB Tasked to a 20ft powerboat broken down 2nm South of Rame Head.  Towed to Mounbatten.
23 24thApr 16:45 ILB A van had become stuck whilst crossing a ford to the north of St John's Lake with persons still in the vehicle and tide rising.  They were assisted by a local farmer, so ILB stood down enroute.
24 26thApr 02:24 ILB Female entering the water off Plymouth Hoe, after a search with boat lifeboats, the MOD Police boats and shore side rescue teams she was located in the water, then taken ashore and passed to an Ambulance and Police.
25 26thApr 02:24 ALB Female entering the water off Plymouth Hoe, after a search with boat lifeboats, the MOD Police boats and shore side rescue teams she was located in the water, then taken ashore and passed to an Ambulance and Police.
26 5thMay 11:42 ALB Diver requiring medical assistance on a dive boat near the Hands Deep area.  Taken ashore by the lifeboat and transferred to an Ambulance.
27 8thMay 03:45 ILB Sailing yacht aground in Crownhill Bay, one person assisted from vessel to the beach by a coastguard team member, the ILB then veered down onto the beach to enable a crewman to go ashore to assist the casualty and coastguard to the cliff steps which were covered by the surf.   VIDEO
28 8thMay 03:45 ALB Sailing yacht aground in Crownhill Bay, one person assisted from vessel to the beach by a coastguard team member, the ILB then veered down onto the beach to enable a crewman to go ashore to assist the casualty and coastguard to the cliff steps which were covered by the surf.
29 19thMay 13:42 ALB Launched to a broken down vessel off Rame Head who had been unable to provide an accurate position to the Coastguard, the vessel managed to restart its engines and was escorted back into Plymouth.
30 23rdMay 16:24 ALB Small motor vessel broken down around 3 miles SSE of the Great Mewstone, towed back into Plymouth.
23rdMay 22:11 ILB Report of a person on a small dinghy struggling to get ashore near the Tamar Bridge.  Stood down before launch as the person managed to get onboard a friends yacht.
31 24thMay 22:58 ALB Launched to provide safety cover for firefighters underneath the Tamar Bridge after a fire was reported, it is understood the fire was caused by angle grinding.  Both boats stood down enroute after the fire had been extinguished.
32 24thMay 22:58 ILB Launched to provide safety cover for firefighters underneath the Tamar Bridge after a fire was reported, it is understood the fire was caused by angle grinding.  Both boats stood down enroute after the fire had been extinguished.
33 1stJune

15:25

ALB Report of two young persons on a kayak in difficulties near the Mew Stone, full search conducted with Plymouth and Yealm coastguards, persons assumed to have made it safely ashore.
34 1stJune 15:25 ILB Report of two young persons on a kayak in difficulties near the Mew Stone, full search conducted with Plymouth and Yealm coastguards, persons assumed to have made it safely ashore.
35

4thJune

16:39 ALB Male required to be taken ashore from a vessel in Plymouth Sound for medical reasons.
36

4thJune

16:39 ILB Male required to be taken ashore from a vessel in Plymouth Sound for medical reasons.
37 5thJune 14:16 ALB Report of a red flare being sighted in Wembury Bay, a male was reported as going overboard from a yacht in the area.  The casualty was airlifted by Coastguard helicopter to Derriford Hospital.
38 9thJune 16:15 ALB Vessel with loss of steering off Plymouth Hoe, vessel made its own way to safety before the Lifeboat arrived on scene.
39 17thJune 21:58 ILB Person climbing one of the suspension wires on the Tamar Bridge.  Stood by underneath the bridge to act as safety cover until the male had been brought down by the fire service.
40 21stJune 13:57 ILB Report of a missing person near Mothecombe.  Sadly a body was recovered by the Inshore Lifeboat from the base of a cliff.  The person was then brought back into Plymouth and handed over to the Police and Coroner.
41 26thJune 14:49 ILB Small yacht on fire on the River Yealm, the ILB stood by as fire was extinguished by the fire service.  VIDEO
42 27thJune 11:33 ILB Small angling boat broken down near the Mewstone, the vessel was towed by the ILB to Mayflower Marina.
43 27thJune 19:19 ALB A crew member onboard a yacht off the Mewstone had fallen and suffered a lower back injury. Two lifeboat crewmembers were put aboard to assess the casualty who was then passed to the ambulance service once moored alongside.
44 30thJune 11:27 ILB Two vessels in danger of drifting onto rocks near Fort Bovisand, both vessels were towed to safety by the lifeboats.
45 30thJune 11:27 ILB Two vessels in danger of drifting onto rocks near Fort Bovisand, both vessels were towed to safety by the lifeboats.
46 30thJune 13:10 ILB Vessel aground with engine failure near Weir Quay, R Tamar. Vessel escorted back to its mooring in Plymouth
47 30thJune 14:20 ILB Tasked from the previous incident to a speedboat broken down and drifting under the Tamar Bridge, towed to Saltash.
2ndJuly 18:47 ILB Report of two swimmers in difficulty in strong tides off Devils Point, both made it ashore on their own so the ILB stood down before launch.
48 2ndJuly 22:54 ALB Vessel reported drifting through the bridges from Barn Pool.  The vessel had dragged its anchor and was escorted back to its berth.
49 11thJuly 19:25 ILB Launched to two persons cut off by the tide on the edge of the River Plym, near Marsh Mills.  Both persons landed at a nearby slipway.
50 14thJuly 18:30 ILB Launched to a vessel who had been stuck on a mud bank north of the Tamar Bridge.  Vessel towed to Saltash.
51 15thJuly 19:44 ILB Launched to assist a capsized dinghy off the front Plymouth Hoe.
52 17thJuly 20:15 ALB Broken down dive vessel who had been diving the James Egan Lane; managed to start engine so was escorted back into Plymouth.
53 18thJuly 22:03 ALB Broken down angling boat, unsure of its position.  The vessel was towed to Plymouth from a position 6nm SW of Rame Head.
54 19thJuly 14:05 ALB Sailing yacht 1nm south of the Mewstone with steering failure.  Escorted back to Plymouth.
55 20thJuly 10:11 ILB Capsized dinghy in Wembury Bay.  Dinghy located on rocks, one crewmember put ashore who assisted the sailor back up a nearby slipway.
56 20thJuly 11:16 ILB Re-tasked from previous incident to a missing diver off Penlee Point.  Diver located by the ILB off Rame Head.
57 20thJuly 11:16 ALB Launched to a missing diver off Penlee Point, the diver was found off Rame head as the ALB arrived on scene.
58 20thJuly 13:15 ALB Launched to a yacht with a fouled propeller near the Mewstone.  Towed to Plymouth Yacht Haven.
59 20thJuly 13:25 ILB Launched to a male with a suspected broken ankle on rocks near Barn Pool.  Handed over to Ambulance service at Millbay Marina.
60 20thJuly 17:14 ILB Launched to a broken down speedboat near Portwrinkle, towed to Yacht Haven Marina after assistance from the ALB.
61 20thJuly 18:10 ALB Launched to assist the ILB with a broken down speedboat, as the speedboat was taking water.  This was then pumped out so the ILB could tow it to Plymouth.
62 23rdJuly 19:39 ILB Assistance given to a capsized dinghy near Torpoint.
63 23rdJuly 20:10 ILB Retasked after the previous incident to a diver requiring medical attention on board a dive boat in Plymouth Sound.
64 29thJuly 15:05 ILB Two adults and two children rescued from a small dinghy on which they could not get back to shore due to strong winds. Both the dinghy and persons were taken to Fort Picklecombe.
65 10thAug 21:36 ILB Report of a person from a jetski in the water in the Cattewater area, ILB stood down after launch as the person was located safe ashore.
66 12thAug 15:40 ALB Dismasted yacht approx 1nm off Yealm Head, mast recovered onto yacht and then towed to Yacht Haven Quay in Plymouth.      Photo   VIDEO
67 22ndAug 17:38 ILB Broken down powerboat NW of Drakes Island, vessel towed to safety. 
68 22ndAug 20:01 ILB Report of people waving for help from a vessel on the River Plym; a small vessel was found to have a flat battery, escorted back to Mountbatten.
69 23rdAug 15:11 ILB 17ft RIB drifting without power off Hilsea Point, the vessel was towed back to Mountbatten in Plymouth.
26thAug 10:19 ALB Person having collapsed onboard a vessel in Plymouth Sound, the vessel made its own way into Millbay Marina (ALB stood down) where it was met by the lifeboat crew and ambulance service.
70 26thAug 13:36 ILB 14ft vessel aground on mud and broken down on the entrance to the River Tavy, vessel found to be high and dry so ILB returned to station after confirming all those onboard were ok.
71 26thAug 18:39 ILB Launched to assist the 14ft vessel aground near the entrance to the River Tavy, vessel floated on the flood tide and towed to safety by the ILB.
27thAug 20:49 ILB Crew paged to a report of two people in the water near Cargreen, stood down before launch as the people were safely out of the water.
72 29thAug 16:10 ALB Launched to a bulk carrier moored at Cattedown Warf with a fire in its hold.  Stood by the vessel incase evacuation was required while the fire service extinguished the fire.
73 4thSept 21:16 ALB 14ft vessel lost in fog off Plymouth breakwater, towed to Mountbatten.
74 9thSept 18:04 ALB Launched to a vessel broken down in Plymouth Sound, vessel assisted by QAB Marina workboat.
75 9thSept 21:07 ILB Two swimmers in difficulties off Bovisand Beach, ILB arrived on scene and recovered one casualty from the water, while the other had made it ashore.  Both were treated by ambulance.
76 9thSept 21:07 ALB Two swimmers in difficulties off Bovisand Beach, ILB arrived on scene and recovered one casualty from the water, while the other had made it ashore.  Both were treated by ambulance.
77 14thSept 14:41 ILB Report of divers in difficulties and waving for assistance off the eastern end of the breakwater, all divers were safely recovered by their own dive boat.
78 15thSept 13:57 ILB Fisherman reported in difficulties on rocks in Crownhill Bay, the man was found to be cut off by the tide and was airlifted by helicopter to the top of the cliff.
79 18thSept 21:21 ALB Report of red flares in Whitsand Bay, Lifeboat stood down after launch, as Tamar Coastguards confirmed the flares were coming from an MOD training area inland.
80 21stSept 12:05 ILB Whilst on exercise, the ILB was tasked a broken down RIB which was just south of the Breakwater, the RIB was towed to its berth.
81 22ndSept 06:53 ILB Launched to a 26ft sailing vessel with steering failure in the Cattewater.  Vessel towed to Yacht Haven Quay.
82 6thOct 16:23 ILB Launched to transfer a male from a yacht on a mooring off Saltash, River Tamar, who was compaining of stomach pains, to an Ambulance on the Shore.
83 6thOct 17:05 ILB Tasked following the previous incident to a 9 year old boy who had fallen 15ft down a bank and injured his arm and leg near Steer Point, River Yealm.  Casualty was assisted ashore and taken by stretcher to an Ambulance.
84 10thOct 14:41 ILB Launched to a 16ft vessel aground on mud near Cotehele, R Tamar after suffering engine failure.  An anchor was laid into the centre of the River and the occupant was taken back to Torpoint via the Y-Class and Inshore Lifeboat
85 10thOct 14:41 ALB Launched to a 16ft vessel aground on mud near Cotehele, R Tamar after suffering engine failure.  An anchor was laid into the centre of the River and the occupant was taken back to Torpoint via the Y-Class and nshore Lifeboat.
86 12thOct 10:40 ALB Whilst on exercise the ALB was tasked to evacuate a male suffering heat exhaustion from RFA Wave Ruler moored in Plymouth Sound.  Casualty landed in Millbay Marina to awaiting Ambulance.
87  12thOct 18:51 ILB Report of a vessel in difficulties in Whitsand Bay, vessel located and found not to be in any difficulties.  False alarm with good intent.
88 12thOct 18:51 ALB Report of a vessel in difficulties in Whitsand Bay, vessel located and found not to be in any difficulties.  False alarm with good intent.
89  13thOct 14:27  ILB Snorkler reported missing near Wembury Point, the person was located soon after the launch of the ILB.  No further assistance was required. 
90 20thOct  11:57  ALB  Launched after a Mayday call reporting a 8m yacht on rocks near Fort Bovisand; all occupants made their way safely up the rocks.  A squall with gusts upto 55 knots had past through at the time of the yacht going aground.   VIDEO
91 20thOct  12:08  ILB  Launched soon after the ALB to another incident where there was a man overboard from a vessel near Torpoint, this was dealt with by the MOD Police so the ILB was re-tasked to Fort Bovisand.
92 20thOct 12:20 ILB  Re-tasked from the previous incident to assist the ALB with the incident at Fort Bovisand, where a yacht was aground on rocks.
93  21stOct  13:55  ALB  Report of a capsized vessel off the western entrance to the breakwater, the ALB and helicopter R193 searched the area.  The vessel was likely to have been submerged for a long period of time due to mud and growth marks all over it. 
94  21stOct  13:20 ILB  Launched to assist the ALB in the recovery of a capsized dinghy off the western entrance of the breakwater.  Vessel towed out of the main shipping channel. 
  21stOct  17:19    Paged to a report of an upturned kayak near Lopwell Dam.  Stood down.  Other services in attendance. 
95  26thOct 19:10 ILB Report of a person in the water during poor weather conditions. After launching it was established the call was infact a hoax.  We understand the caller was later arrested by Police.
96  26thOct  19:10 ALB Report of a person in the water during poor weather conditions. After launching it was established the call was infact a hoax.  We understand the caller was later arrested by Police.
97 30thOct  14:18  ILB  Two kayakers reported as stranded on Drakes Island due to strong winds. They were both assisted to safety by the ILB. 
98  30thOct  14:45  ILB  Re-tasked after previous incident to assist a person in the water off The Hoe. He was found to be swimming and did not require assistance.
99  30thOct  15:05 ILB  Re-tasked after previous incident to a broken down fishing vessel in Plymouth Sound, vessel towed to Sutton Harbour.
100 9thNov  13:52  ALB  A 25ft yacht 8nm SE of Plymouth meeting adverse conditions and not making any headway.  The two people onboard were transferred to the lifeboat and two lifeboat crew put aboard the yacht whilst it was towed back to Plymouth. 
101 17thNov  14:21 ILB  Female with a broken ankle requiring evacuation from a yacht near Weir Quay, she was landed ashore in Saltash and passed into the care of the Ambulance Service.  
102  23rdNov  22:59  ILB  Assist Police in a search for a missing person in the Wembury Bay area.  The ILB was tasked to conduct a shoreline search.  The person was located inland by Police.
103  23rdNov  23:40  ALB  Assist Police in a search for a missing person in the Wembury Bay area.  The ALB was launched to assist 40mins after the ILB had been launched, but was stood down enroute as the person was located inland by Police.
104  9th Dec  08:49  ALB  Two sections of a vessel found split in half 22nm South of Plymouth. The lifeboat from Salcombe was also launched to assist. It was established that the vessel may have been linked to a previous incident a few days ago further down the coast. All persons had been accounted for at the time, so the Lifeboat crew recovered the wreckage from the water and returned to station.