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Plymouth Shouts 2015 - ALB 42 and ILB 54 - TOTAL 96

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The details of the 2014 shouts to date are shown below:

113thJan 17:11ALBAn 8m fishing vessel aground in Jennycliff Bay after suffering a fouled prop.  The strong wind had then driven the boat ashore, which was being swamped by waves and the incoming tide.  Both occupants were safe ashore. 
213thJan 17:22ILBAn 8m fishing vessel aground in Jennycliff Bay after suffering a fouled prop.  The strong wind had then driven the boat ashore, which was being swamped by waves and the incoming tide.  Both occupants were safe ashore. 
321st Jan12:10ILBReport of a person stuck in the mud at Stonehouse Creek.  Lifeboats tasked along with Coastguard and Fire Service.  Turned out to be a false alarm with good intent. 
421st Jan12:10ALBReport of a person stuck in the mud at Stonehouse Creek.  Lifeboats tasked along with Coastguard and Fire Service.  Turned out to be a false alarm with good intent. 
527th Jan10:52ALBLaunched to a fishing vessel off the Great Mewstone with machinery failure.  On arrival the fishing vessel had managed to make a repair and proceeded back to Plymouth under the escort of the Lifeboat. 
627th Jan20:08ILBPerson having fallen from the Tamar Bridge.  Stood down enroute as the person had been recovered ashore and passed to the Ambulance Service. 
727th Jan20:08ALBPerson having fallen from the Tamar Bridge.  Stood down enroute as the person had been recovered ashore and passed to the Ambulance Service. 
85th Mar10:19ALBLaunched to assist a 23ft yacht in Plymouth Sound reporting that it was taking on water.  The vessel was located in tow by a local RIB so the Lifeboat escorted the yacht to shore.  The yachts skipper was managing to bail it out so the Lifeboat's pump was not required.
95th Mar10:19ILBLaunched to assist a 23ft yacht in Plymouth Sound reporting that it was taking on water.  The vessel was located in tow by a local RIB so the Lifeboat escorted the yacht to shore.  The yachts skipper was managing to bail it out so the Lifeboat's pump was not required.
10 8th Mar11:37ALBLaunched to two missing divers who were diving near Plymouth Breakwater; after around 50 minutes the two divers were safely located.  They were checked over by an Ambulance back at the Lifeboat station. 
11 8th Mar11:37ILBLaunched to two missing divers who were diving near Plymouth Breakwater; after around 50 minutes the two divers were safely located.  They were checked over by an Ambulance back at the Lifeboat station. 
12 15thMar15:53ILBReports of a person in water near Admirals Hard; person found to be ashore on arrival.  They were left in the care of the Ambulance Service.
1330thMar19:33ILBBroken down vessel assisted back to its berth.
146thApr01:06ALBLaunched to a Fishing Vessel 5nm South of Looe with steering failure.  The vessel was towed the 10m back to Plymouth and berthed in Sutton Harbour. 
156thApr15:31ILBLaunched to a broken down speed boat near the East end of Plymouth Breakwater. Vessel towed to safety.
 168thApr17:32ILBTwo persons cut off by the tide in Whitsand Bay.  As they were unsure of their location both Plymouth ILB and Looe ILB's were launched to search from each end of the bay.  Plymouth ILB located the casualties near Freathy, they were then taken on board the inshore lifeboat and returned to Plymouth.
 178thApr18:05ALBThe ALB was just about to launch on exercise when the ILB requested that they rendezvous off Rame Head to take the two persons who had been rescued by the ILB after being cut off by the tide on board as they were very cold.  The ALB then returned to the Lifeboat Station with both persons on board.
 189thApr18:32ILBThe Ambulance service requested Lifeboat assistance to evacuate a person suffering a seizure on the waters edge near Thanckes Lake, Torpoint.  The casualty was transferred by the ILB to the Torpoint Ferry slipway where he was handed over to the Ambulance Crew and Coastguard.
 1911thApr15:40ALBLaunched to a Medivac from a car carrier, 'Silver Sky' which had diverted towards Plymouth.
2015thApr19:58ILBTasked to two broken down jet skis off Plymouth Hoe, with a report of a person in the water from the Jet Ski's.  Both were towed to Mountbatten. 
213rd May 22:02ALB 64ft sailing yacht with engine failure and a jammed anchor in Plymouth Sound.  In strong winds the vessel was taken in tow to Mayflower Marina.
224th May 03:19ILB16 year old male in the water in Sutton Harbour.  He was assisted onto a nearby pontoon, before the Inshore Lifeboat arrived.  The ILB then transferred him to a waiting ambulance. 
2311thMay11:20ALB 21ft motor vessel taking water near the Western Entrance to the Breakwater.  Lifeboat crew members and a pump were placed aboard and the vessel towed to Yacht Haven Quay to be lifted out of the water. 
24 9thMay13:00ALB Whilst on exercise the ALB was tasked to a yacht in difficulties near the west end of Plymouth Breakwater.  The yacht was towed to safety and berthed in a local marina.
2516thMay17:26ILBLaunched to two kayakers who had capsized in the entrance of the River Yealm.  The persons made it safely ashore by climbing up the rocks.  The kayaks were then recovered by the ILB.
26 30thMay16:37ILB Launched to a person in the water in the entrance to the River Tavy.  The male had fallen off a jetski.  On arrival the ILB found the man had managed to get back onto his jetski, so no further assistance was required.
27 5thJune14:48ILB Both lifeboats launched to a report of a missing person in the River Yealm area.  Sadly after an extensive search of the area a body was recovered by the Inshore Lifeboat.
28 5thJune14:48ALBBoth lifeboats launched to a report of a missing person in the River Yealm area.  Sadly after an extensive search of the area a body was recovered by the Inshore Lifeboat.
29 5thJune19:10ILB Just after returning from the previous incident, the ILB was tasked to a broken down power boat near Plymouth Breakwater.
306thJune11:50ILBLaunched to a powerboat aground on Plymouth Breakwater.  The boat was high and dry, so the vessel was secured to the breakwater.
31 6thJune15:35ILBTasked to a vessel broken down and in danger of going aground near Fort Bovisand.  The vessel was towed to safety by the Inshore Lifeboat.
32 6thJune16:47ILBThird shout of the day was to a broken down power boat NW of Drakes Island.
337thJune18:11ALB Launched to a cruise ship with a passenger onboard who required urgent medical care.  The casualty was airlifted from the vessel by a Royal Navy SAR helicopter.

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8thJune16:02 ALB  Tasked to a broken down angling vessel around 15nm South of Plymouth.  The vessel was towed to Yacht Haven Quay dry stack marina.
3511thJune10:10ILBLaunched to a yacht in difficulties and aground on Plymouth Breakwater.  The yacht was found to be free from the Breakwater, so the ILB escorted the yacht to a berth in Plymouth.
3619thJune10:36ILB Both lifeboats were launched to search for a fisherman who had not been seen since the night before when he was fishing infront of Plymouth Hoe.  After about one hour he was located by Police and Coastguards.
37 19thJune10:36ALBBoth lifeboats were launched to search for a fisherman who had not been seen since the night before when he was fishing infront of Plymouth Hoe.  After about one hour he was located by Police and Coastguards.
3819thJune22:46ALB Tasked a sailing vessel which had fouled its rudder on a pot marker very near the Eddystone Rocks.  The yacht was found in 12m of water and cut free before being towed back to Plymouth arriving at around 4am.
3921stJune14:12ILB Tasked to a broken down vessel in Plymouth Sound.  The vessel was towed ashore.
4030thJune13:10ILB The ILB was launched to a broken down motor vessel in Cawsand Bay.  The vessel was towed to its berth in Millbay Marina.
414thJuly13:57ILB Tasked to a small speedboat which had suffered engine failure and drifted onto rocks at Hooe Lake Point, near Fort Picklecombe.
425thJuly12:54ILB Both lifeboats were launched to a vessel believed to be aground on mud at the entrance to the River Tavy.  The all weather lifeboat launched so that the small Y-Class could be used in the shallow water.  It was confirmed the people were safe and happy to await the incoming tide.
435thJuly12:54ALBBoth lifeboats were launched to a vessel believed to be aground on mud at the entrance to the River Tavy.  The all weather lifeboat launched so that the small Y-Class could be used in the shallow water.  It was confirmed the people were safe and happy to await the incoming tide.
445thJuly17:00ILB Re-launched to assist the vessel from the previous incident now that the tide was flooding.  The vessel was towed off the mud and taken to Saltash Passage. 
4510thJuly08:50ALLaunched to search for a missing fishing vessel off Plymouth.  The search was completed by 17:30. 
4618thJuly17:06ILB 

Tasked to provide illumination and provide an evacuation route for a injured male who has fallen between 25 and 30ft from rocks near Devils Point.  The casualty was rescued by the fire service. 

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18thJuly

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ALB

Tasked to provide illumination and provide an evacuation route for a injured male who has fallen between 25 and 30ft from rocks near Devils Point.  The casualty was rescued by the fire service. 

48 18thJuly18:30ALB After returning from the incident at Drakes Island the lifeboat was tasked to locate a vessel with an open microphone, blocking VHF Ch 16.  As the lifeboat approached the area using its direction finding equipment the source disappeared.  This open mic had been present for over 2 hours. 
49 20thJuly03:42ALBTasked to a 19 year old male inside the Drakes Island tunnels who had fallen and sustained a possible broken ankle.  Lifeboat crews performed casualty care and the male was carried by stretcher to the lifeboat and taken ashore to Millbay Marina before being met by an Ambulance.
50 20thJuly04:00ILB Tasked to a 19 year old male inside the Drakes Island tunnels who had fallen and sustained a possible broken ankle.  Lifeboat crews performed casualty care and the male was carried by stretcher to the lifeboat and taken ashore to Millbay Marina before being met by an Ambulance.
5129thJuly20:55ILB Tasked to reports of a drifting jet ski with one person onboard near Laira Bridge, River Plym.  The jet ski was located and towed to a nearby slipway. 
528thAug14:00ALB Tasked to a broken down vessel 26nm SW of Plymouth.  The vessel was towed to safety back to Plymouth.
538thAug14:10ILB After being paged for the ALB launch 10 minutes earlier the ILB was requested to launch to a 16ft open vessel off the Breakwater with a male on board who required immediate medical attention. He was taken ashore and passed to the Ambulance Service.
5410thAug00:21ILB Launched to search for a possible man over board after a yacht was found drifting on the R Tamar with no one onboard, the keys were found in the ignition.  After a brief search, Police confirmed they had made phone contact with the owner who was safe ashore. 
5510thAug00:21ALBLaunched to search for a possible man over board after a yacht was found drifting on the R Tamar with no one onboard, the keys were found in the ignition.  After a brief search, Police confirmed they had made phone contact with the owner who was safe ashore. 
5610thAug15:09ALB Requested to launch and take over the tow of a broken down fishing vessel from the Salcombe Lifeboat who had rescued it 10nm SW of Salcombe.  The vessel was towed into Plymouth. 
5712thAug14:36 ILBPersons cut off by the tide on rocks in Jennycliff Bay.  They were assisted and taken to a slipway at Mountbatten.
5817thAug14:22ALB Launched to a yacht taking part in the Fastnet Race who had a crew member onboard suffering from burns after coming into contact with a large amount of boiling water.  The vessel was met around 15nm South of Plymouth, the casualty was then evacuated ashore.
5918thAug 21:34ILB Launched to assist a broken down 18ft vessel on the R. Tamar.  The vessel was towed to its berth at Saltash Passage.
6019thAug08:50ALB Tasked to assist a 22ft catermaran 3nm South of Rame Head who had lost their rudder.  The vessel was towed back to Plymouth.
61 19thAug18:47ILB Launched to assist a 36ft yacht entering Plymouth sound with engine failure.  The yacht was escorted to its berth by the ILB incase the engine failed in shallow water.
62 19thAug21:52ILB Launched to reports of persons stuck on Rocks near Mountbatten during the fireworks display.  Persons found to be safe.  False alarm with good intent.
63 19thAug21:52ALB Launched to reports of persons stuck on Rocks near Mountbatten during the fireworks display.  Persons found to be safe.  False alarm with good intent.
6422ndAug13:22ALB After returning from exercise the lifeboat was tasked to a 12m fishing vessel 20nm south of Plymouth with a fouled prop.  The vessel was towed to Polperro.
65 22ndAug19:20ILBLaunched after 3 persons jumped from the Royal Albert Bridge into the River Tamar.  Both lifeboats stood down whilst enroute as the persons were ashore and with Police.
66 22ndAug19:25ALBLaunched after 3 persons jumped from the Royal Albert Bridge into the River Tamar.  Both lifeboats stood down whilst enroute as the persons were ashore and with Police.
6727thAug18:38 ILB Tasked to assist a 24ft powerboat taking water and on rocks near Fort Bovisand.  The vessel was assisted and escorted to Mountbatten. 
6828thAug13:59 ILBLaunched to two persons in the water near Mount Wise.  Two children were rescued by the lifeboat. 
6928thAug14:25ALB Launched to a male with a back injury onboard a yacht moored off Cremyll.  The male was taken by stretcher onboard the lifeboat and transferred ashore where he was met by the Ambulance Service. 
7030thAug10:26ILB Report from Brittany Ferries of a possible vessel upturned  7 nm south of Plymouth.  Thought to have been covered in weed and submerged for a long period of time; ILB did not locate the vessel so returned to station.
7130thAug15:44 ALBLaunched to a vessel requiring assistance just sound of Plymouth.  The vessel was towed back to Plymouth.
7230thAug20:17ALB Shortly after returning from the previous incident, the crew were again launched to a vessel requiring a tow back to Plymouth.
735thSept13:17ILB Tasked to a male with an injured ankle on rocks in Cawsand Bay.  The male was transferred back to Plymouth by Lifeboat before being taken to hospital.
746thSept11:04ALB Launched prior to Open Day to a motor launch with a fouled propeller in Bigbury Bay.  The vessel was towed to Mayflower Marina.
757thSept20:21ILB Small powerboat aground on West Mud, River Tamar, the ILB towed the vessel off the mud as soon as there was enough water.
7610thSept18:45ILB 8m motor vessel out of fuel and drifting on the River Tamar, vessel assisted before going aground and towed to Saltash.
7711thSept15:49ILB Launched to a vessel with a person unable to right it and in the water on the River Plym.  The ILB recovered the person from the water.
7811thSept16:30 ILB Tasked after the previous incident to a drifting vessel just north of the Tamar Bridge.  The vessel was checked and then placed on a local pontoon.
79 14thSept 15:21 ILBLaunched immediately to reports of a diver in difficulties off Devils Point.  Person recovered from the water and taken ashore where they were met by an Ambulance.
8014thSept16:01ALB The ALB launched to assist the ILB in a search of the area the diver had been recovered from in case a dive buddy was still in the water.
8118thSept11:00ILB Report of a possible person in difficulties on the beach at Eastern Gear.  False alarm with good intent.
82 21stSept19:19ILB Tasked to a jet ski in difficulties near the Breakwater.  Towed to safety.
8324thSept14:01ILB Launched to assist Police in a search for a high risk missing person in the Mountbatten area.  Search conducted with Police and the Police helicopter, the missing person was then located by the Police at a family home. 
8425thSept13:28ALB Tasked to assist a 27ft motor vessel with engine problems approx. 5nm south of Plymouth Breakwater.  Towed to Stonehouse Creek. 
852ndOct13:54ALB Launched to a yacht who had issued a Mayday after their rudder had broken off south of the Great Mewstone.  The yacht was towed to a local marina. 
8612thOct17:13ALB Launched to a yacht off the East End of Plymouth Breakwater which was reporting water ingress.  The Lifeboat transferred a pump and lifeboat crew members onto the yacht to pump out and investigate the source.  The yacht was then towed to a local marina.
8719thOct19:25ILB Launched to a person in the water off Fisher's Nose, Plymouth Hoe.  The person had been assisted by Police officers and was in the care of the Ambulance Service on arrival of the ILB.  Plymouth Coastguard and Royal Navy SAR Helicopter R193 also attended.
8821stOct10:52ALBFishing Vessel near the Eddystone Lighthouse reported to be taking on water.  Two lifeboat crew members and a salvage pump were placed onboard and the water brought under control.  The vessel was then towed back to Plymouth.
893rdNov19:16ILB Tasked to assist Police with a search for a high risk missing person.  Search conducted of Plymouth Hoe alongside Plymouth, Yealm and Tamar Coastguard Teams, Poice, MOD Police and the Coastguard Helicopter R106 from Portland.  Nothing found.
903rdNov19:16ALBTasked to assist Police with a search for a high risk missing person.  Search conducted of Plymouth Hoe alongside Plymouth, Yealm and Tamar Coastguard Teams, Poice, MOD Police and the Coastguard Helicopter R106 from Portland.  Nothing found.
9123thNov 11:06ILBTasked at the request of the Police to stand off the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club whilst they dealt with a despondent female.  The incident was resolved by Police and the ILB was released to return to station.
922ndDec18:30ILBTasked whilst on exercise to search for an overdue yacht on the River Lyhner.  After a search the owner was found safe at home by Police.  False alarm with good intent. 
9327thDec09:17ALBRequested to assist in a search for a dog which had fallen from a cliff in Wembury Bay.  Search completed along with Coastguard shore teams.  Sadly nothing found.
9427thDec15:29ILBLaunched to assist a vessel taking water near the Tamar Bridge. 
9527thDec15:29ALBLaunched to assist a vessel taking water near the Tamar Bridge. 
9629thDec04:55ILBSmall open boat requested assistance after suffering engine failure near Drakes Island.