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Shouts 2016 - ALB (46) ILB (48) Arancia (10) Y-Class (1) - Total (105)

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

 17th Jan

 18:20

 ILB

 Tasked to proceed up the River Lyhner to a vessel stuck on the mud with a engine failure.  The single occupant of the vessel was winch by Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924, the ILB was then free to return to station. 

 2

 29th Jan

 17:37

 ILB

Report of a possible body in the water off Plymouth Hoe; false alarm with good intent.  The remains of a large fish were located by the crew.

 3

 30th Jan

 16:25

 ILB

Launched to assist with a medivac from Cawsand Bay.  Casualty returned via lifeboat to Millbay Marina where they were transferred to the Ambulance Service.

 4

 23rd Feb

 17:25

 ALB

Report of a liferaft washed up on a beach near Hilsea Point.  The liferaft was recovered and found to be in poor condition and likely to have been in the sea for some time.  Likely to have been washed overboard during poor weather.  With no signs of occupancy, the Lifeboat was stood down.

 5

 29th Feb

 17:20

 ILB

Launched to a speedboat seen drifting near the Tamar Bridge and concerns someone may have fallen overboard.  A search of the area was conducted and no vessel found or anyone in danger.  The Lifeboat was then stood down.

 6

 11th Mar

 15:25

 ILB

Persons cut off by the tide near Tinside, Plymouth Hoe.  They were assisted by the lifeboat and taken to a place of safety.

7

7th Apr

 19:05

 ILB

Person stranded onboard a yacht near Hole's Hole, R. Tamar.  The person was assisted safely ashore by the inshore lifeboat.

 8

 13th Apr

 18:38

 ILB

Report of 3 persons cut off by the tide at the entrance to the River Yealm.  Once on scene the ILB confirmed that no persons were in danger and were stood down.

 9

 17th Apr

 20:48

 ALB

Sailing yacht in King Point Marina taking on a small amount of water.  Pump placed aboard along with two lifeboat crew and the yacht was escorted to Mayflower Marina to be lifted out of the water.

 10

 30th Apr

 21:17

 ILB

Report of a vessel listing and possibly taking water off the front of The Hoe during the Transat fireworks.  The ILB arrived on scene and confirmed that all was well.  False alarm with good intent.

 11

 7th May

 11:24

 ILB

Small vessel broken down and drifting off The Hoe.  Vessel towed to safety.

 12

 8th May

 17:20

 ILB

Three teenagers cut off by the tide at Jennycliff Bay.  Assisted to safety by the ILB.

 13

 9th May

 20:13

 ILB

Tasked to a male with a suspected broken ankle in a small cove near Mountbatten, due to high water, the casualty was taken by sea to Mountbatten pontoon and passed over to the Ambulance Service.

 14

 14th May

 23:04

 ALB

Yacht with no power drifting and need of assistance 1nm South of Plymouth Breakwater.  The yacht was towed to QAB Marina.

 15

 15th May

 15:30

 ILB

Tasked from Open Day to Pomphlett Lake, R Plym to assist Police with a male stuck on an old wrecked boat.  Fire and Ambulance Service, along with HM Coastguard were also on scene.  Using a fire service ladder the male was assisted onto the Arancia and then transferred to the ILB before being passed to the services ashore.

 16

 15th May

 15:30

 Arancia

Tasked from Open Day to Pomphlett Lake, R Plym to assist Police with a male stuck on an old wrecked boat.  Fire and Ambulance Service, along with HM Coastguard were also on scene.  Using a fire service ladder the male was assisted onto the Arancia and then transferred to the ILB before being passed to the services ashore.

 17

 17th May

 17:06

 ALB

Sailing yacht with a fouled prop near the East end of Plymouth Breakwater.  The vessel was cut free and towed to Plymouth Yacht Haven.

 18

 24th May

 13:37

 ALB

Fishing vessel with machinery failure 1.5nm South of Rame Head.  Vessel towed into Plymouth.

 19

 25th May

 15:46

 ALB

Vessel in Plymouth Sound with an injured person onboard.  A male with a head injury was evacuated by Lifeboat and passed to the Ambulance Service back at the Lifeboat Station.

 20

 28th May

 03:45

 ALB

Tasked to search for a fishing vessel reported via mobile phone as broken down and lost in thick fog somewhere near the Eddystone Rocks.  Search conducted by Plymouth Lifeboat but nothing found.

 21

 28th May

 07:30

 ALB

As the lifeboat returned from the previous search further information suggested a further search was required for the fishing vessel thought to be lost in fog.  Lifeboats from Plymouth, Looe, Fowey and Salcombe were joined by the Coastguard Helicopter to search a large area of the south coast of Devon/Cornwall.  The small fishing vessel was located by a passing yacht 20nm South of Plymouth.  The Plymouth Lifeboat then towed the vessel and two occupants back into Plymouth.

 22

 29th May

 17:31

 ALB

16ft vessel put out a Mayday after believing they may have a fire onboard.  It is likely that the reported fire was the engine overheating, so the lifeboat towed the vessel back to it mooring on the R Yealm.

 23

 31st May

 14:29

 ILB

Launched to reports of two kayakers in difficulties on the River Tavy.  Once on scene the ILB confirmed no further assistance was required.

 24

 31st May

 14:29
 Arancia
Launched to reports of two kayakers in difficulties on the River Tavy.  Once on scene the ILB confirmed no further assistance was required.

 25

 1st June

 18:44

 ALB

Tasked to a yacht with a line caught around its rudder off Rame Head.  The Y-Class was launched from the ALB and two crew were able to remove the line and free the yacht.  The yacht was then able to continue under its own power.

 26

 7th June

 06:14

 ALB

Lifeboat launched along with the inshore lifeboat from Looe to a report from a passing fishing vessel of a dinghy with a light on, drifting with no one on board approx. 6nm SW of Rame Head.  The inshore lifeboat confirmed the vessel was an automated survey vessel so both Lifeboats returned to their respective stations.

 27

 8th June

 08:24

 ALB

FV reporting yacht wreckage in a position near the Eddystone.  Lifeboat launched to investigate.  A carbon fibre mast was recovered and brought back into Plymouth so a further examination could be conducted and the hazard removed from other vessels.

 28

 9th June

 13:24

 ALB

Vessel with a fouled propeller off Plymouth.  Vessel freed and then towed back to Plymouth.

 29

 18th June

 11:30

 ALB

Assisted a FV with engine failure in Plymouth Sound which flagged the lifeboat down for assistance.

 30

 20th June

 15:41

 ILB

Female reported in the water off Plymouth Hoe, ILB launched immediately to assist, arriving on scene with MOD Police who had recovered the female.  She was then taken back to the station and passed to the Ambulance Service.

 31

 22nd June

 20:59

 ALB

Angling vessel lost in thick fog in Plymouth Sound.  Vessel located tied to Duke Rock buoy and then escorted by the Lifeboat to its berth on the Cattewater.

 32

 2nd July

 15:40

 ILB

Sailing yacht with engine failure on rocks on the south side of Drakes Island.  Persons taken off the island and vessel taken off the rocks and towed to safety.

 33

 2nd July

 15:40

 Arancia

Sailing yacht with engine failure on rocks on the south side of Drakes Island.  Persons taken off the island and vessel taken off the rocks and towed to safety.

 34

 3rd July

 12:07

 ALB

Dive vessel with a diver onboard requiring medical attention.  The diver was transferred to the lifeboat before being taken by Coastguard Helicopter R924 to DDRC Derriford.

 35

 9th July

 08:39

  ILB

Tasked after a report of a dinghy adrift in Bovisand Bay.  The concern was that someone could have fallen overboard.  Once on scene a member of the public confirmed that the dinghy had drifted off a beach mooring.

 36

 10th July

13:49

  ILB

Tasked to a report of a dismasted yacht near Plymouth Breakwater.  On scene a high performance sailing dinghy was found to have snapped its forestay and was struggling to stay upright.  The ILB took the vessel alongside and towed it back to Mountbatten Slipway.

 37

 10th July

13:49

  ALB

Tasked to a report of a dismasted yacht near Plymouth Breakwater.  On scene a high performance sailing dinghy was found to have snapped its forestay and was struggling to stay upright.  The ILB took the vessel alongside and towed it back to Mountbatten Slipway.

 38

 16th July

 11:04

  ALB

Angling vessel with machinery failure near the Eddystone, towed back to Plymouth.

 39

 16th July

 23:35

 ALB

Two reports of red flares from members of the public in Whitsand Bay resulted in the ALB being tasked to conduct as search of the bay to ensure no persons were in difficulty.  Search conducted with nothing found.  False alarm with good intent.

 40

 17th July

 19:07

 ILB

Tasked the 3 teenagers in a small inflatable being carried away by the tide under the Tamar Bridge.  They were taken onboard the ILB and landed safety at Saltash.

 41

 18th July

 16:22

 ILB

Small powerboat sent a VHF distress call reporting that they were in danger of drifting onto rocks in Barn Pool.  ILB towed the vessel to King Point Marina.

 42

 21st July

 10:10

 ALB

Yacht with a fouled prop and out of wind drifting approx. 10nm south of Plymouth.  Vessel towed back into the port and berth by the Lifeboat.

 43

 21st July

 18:54

 ALB

Launched to a vessel in Jennycliff Bay reporting a small fire onboard.  Vessel towed to Plymouth Yacht Haven after the fire found to be out.

 44

 21st July

 20:20

 ALB

After the previous incident the Lifeboat was re-launched to a dive vessel approaching the Mewstone with a diver onboard requiring urgent medical attention.  He was passed to an Ambulance crew back at the Lifeboat Station.

 45

 24th July

 12:07

 ALB

Tasked to a 45ft motor vessel with fuel problems drifting just off Stoke Point.  Vessel towed to Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina.

 46

 27th July

 01:08

 ALB

Tasked to assist Police in a search for a missing person believed to be in the Tamar Bridge Area.  Search conducted with local Coastguard Teams with nothing found.

 47

 27th July

 01:08

 ILB

Tasked to assist Police in a search for a missing person believed to be in the Tamar Bridge Area.  Search conducted with local Coastguard Teams with nothing found.

 48

 27th July

 01:08

 Arancia

Tasked to assist Police in a search for a missing person believed to be in the Tamar Bridge Area.  Search conducted with local Coastguard Teams with nothing found.

 49

 29th July

 04:30

 ALB

French sailing yacht broken down and becalmed.  The vessel was also unsure of its correct position.  Vessel towed back to Plymouth.

 50

 29th July

 15:26

 ILB

18ft motor boat broken down south of Plymouth Breakwater.  The Vessel was towed back to Plymouth.

 51

 1st Aug

 22:03

 ILB

Vessel on fire in King Point Marina.  ILB attended to support fire service and provide any require access or safety cover.  The fire was found to be out on arrival thanks to members of the public.

 52

 2nd Aug

 17:40

 ALB

Tasked to a yacht aground near the entrance to the River Erme.  Persons were also reported to be in the water.  The lifeboat arrived on scene to find a yacht around on the beach.  The Yealm Coastguard Rescue Team who then arrived at the beach then confirmed that all persons were accounted for.  With no risk to life and the conditions too poor for a recovery attempt the lifeboat was stood down.

 53

 6th Aug

 21:48

 ILB

Report of two anglers missing near Mountbatten.  Both were found by the ILB cut off by the tide.  They were taken onboard and then transferred back to Mountbatten.

 54

 7th Aug

 15:10

 ALB

Launched to a 180m tanker which had diverted to Plymouth with a crew member onboard who required medical attention.  The casualty was transferred to the Lifeboat and taken ashore.

55

 9th Aug

 17:35

 ILB

Report of a red kayak requiring assistance in Jennycliff Bay.  The area was thoroughly searched and no one found to be in difficulties. 

56

 9th Aug

 20:19

 ILB

Tasked to a RIB broken down in Plymouth Sound.  Vessel towed to Mountbatten.

 57

 10th Aug

 13:07

 ALB

Diver requiring medical assistance evcauated ashore by Lifeboat.

 58

 13th Aug

 22:22

 ALB

Two kayakers reporting they were cold and unable to return to shore after paddling out to the Eddystone Lighthouse.  They were located in the dark near the Lighthouse and safely returned to shore.

 59

 14th Aug

 07:44

 ILB

Two teenagers drifting in Plymouth Sound in a toy inflatable boat, and unable to return to shore.  They were also not wearing lifejackets.  Both landed ashore at Devils Point.

 60

 16th Aug

 16:07

 ILB

Male with a fish hook caught in his leg needing evacuating from rocks in Jennycliff Bay to Mountbatten.  Ambulance crew in attendance.

 61

 16th Aug

 21:04

ILB

Tasked to a broken down boat in Plymouth Sound during the firework competition.

 62

 16th Aug

 21:35

 ILB

Tasked to a second broken down boat in Plymouth Sound during the firework competition.

 63

 18th Aug

 08:50

 ALB

Yacht broken down 5nm SW of Plymouth, escorted back to shore as managed to restart engine.

 64

 20th Aug

 12:48

 ILB

Tasked to a windsurfer separated from his board in St John's Lake.  One person assisted and landed ashore.

 65

 20th Aug

 12:48

 Arancia

Tasked to a windsurfer separated from his board in St John's Lake.  One person assisted and landed ashore.

 66

 22nd Aug

 14:03

 ALB

Fishing vessel 9nm South of Plymouth taking water.  Two crew members and a pump were placed onboard the vessel and it was escorted into Plymouth. 

 67

 22nd Aug

 19:15

 ILB

Tasked to a small boat broken down and drifting into a shipping channel in Plymouth Sound.  Towed to safety before a planned Submarine movement.

 68

 23rd Aug

 14:43

 ALB

Fishing vessel broken down 7nm South of the River Yealm.  Vessel towed to the River Yealm.

 69

 25th Aug

 12:40

 ALB

Tasked to a yacht 1nm South of Rame Head with engine failure.  Vessel towed to Millbay Marina.

 70

25th Aug

 14:01

 ALB

Report of a car overturned and in the water a Hooe Lake.  The lifeboat proceeded from the previous incident and launched the small Y-Class dinghy which was able to access the lake.  The Y-Class was then soon joined by two crew on the Arancia IRB.  Crew liaised with Fire Service and Police on scene.  Two persons were recovered from the car.

 71

 25th Aug

 14:01

 Y-Class

Report of a car overturned and in the water a Hooe Lake.  The lifeboat proceeded from the previous incident and launched the small Y-Class dinghy which was able to access the lake.  The Y-Class was then soon joined by two crew on the Arancia IRB.  Crew liaised with Fire Service and Police on scene.  Two persons were recovered from the car.

 72

 25th Aug

 14:01

 Arancia

Report of a car overturned and in the water a Hooe Lake.  The lifeboat proceeded from the previous incident and launched the small Y-Class dinghy which was able to access the lake.  The Y-Class was then soon joined by two crew on the Arancia IRB.  Crew liaised with Fire Service and Police on scene.  Two persons were recovered from the car.

 73

 5th Sept

 10:32

 ALB

Launched to investigate an EPIRB distress beacon which had been activated in the Plymouth Sound area.  The ALB carries Direction Finding equipment to help locate beacons.  Investigations linked the beacon to a fishing vessel and the owner confirmed the beacon was in a shop nearby for a service.  The ALB was then stood down.

 74

 6th Sept

 18:36

 ILB

Person reported to be standing on the wrong side of the Tamar Bridge railings.  Both lifeboats proceeded and stood by incase the person decided to jump or fell from the bridge.  Police managed to talk the person back over after about an hour and a half, so both lifeboats then returned to station.

 75

 6th Sept

 18:36

 ALB

Person reported to be standing on the wrong side of the Tamar Bridge railings.  Both lifeboats proceeded and stood by incase the person decided to jump or fell from the bridge.  Police managed to talk the person back over after about an hour and a half, so both lifeboats then returned to station.

 76

 11th Sept

 10:22

 ILB

Tasked to assist Ambulance Service with a female who had been pulled from the water on the front of Plymouth Hoe.  The Inshore Lifeboat was used to transport the casualty on a stretcher back to the Lifeboat Station where she could be transferred to the Ambulance.

 77

 11th Sept

 16:36

 ILB

Tasked to reports of an unoccupied power boat drifting north of the Tamar Bridge towards Tamerton Lake.  Vessel checked for signs of recent occupancy and secured.

 78

 11th Sept

 16:36

 Arancia

Tasked to reports of an unoccupied power boat drifting north of the Tamar Bridge towards Tamerton Lake.  Vessel checked for signs of recent occupancy and secured.

 79

 16th Sept

 11:29

 ALB

Sailing vessel reporting an engine room fire and also believed to be taking water.  On arrival a small fire had been extinguished and the water was as a result of the sea conditions.  Two crew and a pump were transferred to the yacht and it was towed back into Plymouth.

 80

 18th Sept

 20:33

 ALB

Sailing vessel with engine failure and unable to sail, being carried by the tide off Yealm Head, towed to Plymouth.

 81

 22nd Sept

 01:59

 ALB

Launched to a fishing vessel with a fouled prop in the Eastern Entrance to Plymouth Sound.  Vessel towed to safety in Plymouth.

 82

 23rd Sept

 13:16

 ALB

 Vessel with a fouled prop in Cawsand Bay.  Vessel freed and towed into Plymouth.

 83

 24th Sept

 13:07

 ILB

Tasked to rescue a father and two children cut off by the tide at the entrance to the R Lyhner.  All were transferred onto the ILB using the Arancia and landed at a safe point ashore further up the river.

 84

 24th Sept

 13:07

 Arancia

Tasked to rescue a father and two children cut off by the tide at the entrance to the R Lyhner.  All were transferred onto the ILB using the Arancia and landed at a safe point ashore further up the river.

 85

 25th Sept

 16:34

 ALB

Launched to search Whitsand Bay with Looe Inshore Lifeboats after vessel debris was found washed ashore.  Nothing was found and all lifeboats were stood down at nightfall.

 86

 25th Sept

 16:34

 ILB

Launched to search Whitsand Bay with Looe Inshore Lifeboats after vessel debris was found washed ashore.  Nothing was found and all lifeboats were stood down at nightfall.

 87

 3rd Oct

 10:27

 ILB

Vessel in difficulties off Devils Point.  Assisted by the ILB.

 88

 13th Oct

 15:49

 ILB

Tasked to a person who had jumped from a wall on the front of Plymouth Hoe.  Despite efforts by both the lifeboat crew and the Air Ambulance staff, the casualty was declared deceased at the scene.  Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

 89

 16th Oct

 06:12

 ILB

Person in the water near Torpoint.  Person located on the shoreline and being attended to by the Ambulance Service.  Lifeboat Crews and HMCG assisted in recovering the person by stretcher off the rocks to the Ambulance rapid response vehicle, while a larger ambulance crossed the river on the Torpoint Ferry from Plymouth.

 90

 17th Oct

 09:20

 ALB

Russian Fishing Vessel with a crew member onboard requiring medical attention.  The Vessel had diverted from its passage down the English Channel to Plymouth.  The Lifeboat transferred the casualty and he was taken ashore before being passed over to the Ambulance Service.

 91

 17th Oct

 18:58

 ALB

Fishing vessel know to be taking water located somewhere off Salcombe with an activated EPIRB.  Plymouth Lifeboat was launched to proceed down Bigbury Bay towards Salcombe to undertake a radar search of the area as the vessel had originally been bound for Plymouth. A Coastguard Rescue helicopter was also on scene.  The vessel was located and escorted into Salcombe by the Salcombe Lifeboat so the Plymouth Lifeboat was stood down as it approached Bigbury Bay.

 92

 21st Oct

 23:56

 ILB

Small vessel put out a Mayday after going around on Plymouth Breakwater.  Vessel towed to Saltash.

 93

 23rd Oct

 17:58

 ILB

Multiple reports of red flares in the Tamar/Tavy/Ernesettle area.  Search conducted of the rivers by both lifeboats and Plymouth and Tamar Coastguard Teams.  No vessels or persons found in any difficulties.

 94

 23rd Oct

 17:58

 Arancia

Multiple reports of red flares in the Tamar/Tavy/Ernesettle area.  Search conducted of the rivers by both lifeboats and Plymouth and Tamar Coastguard Teams.  No vessels or persons found in any difficulties.

 95

 1st Nov

 11:45

 ILB

Tasked to assist a vessel aground at Bull Point.  On arrival, the skipper was well provisioned and happy to await the incoming tide.  Details were taken for HM Coastguard.

 96

 1st Nov

 11:45

 Arancia

Tasked to assist a vessel aground at Bull Point.  On arrival, the skipper was well provisioned and happy to await the incoming tide.  Details were taken for HM Coastguard.

 97

 17th Nov

 14:09

 ALB

Missing diver off Plymouth Hoe, three other divers had returned to shore without the fourth.  Thankfully on the arrival of both Lifeboats the mssing diver was found to be making his own way ashore.

 98

 17th Nov

 14:09

 ILB

Missing diver off Plymouth Hoe, three other divers had returned to shore without the fourth.  Thankfully on the arrival of both Lifeboats the mssing diver was found to be making his own way ashore.

 99

 19th Nov

 13:23

 ILB

2 persons and a dinghy reported to be in difficulties on the shore of Jennycliff Bay.  On arrival it was found that the persons required no assistance.

 100

 26th Nov

 10:31

 ALB

Vessel with engine failure near Rame Head.  Vessel towed to safety.

 101

 2nd Dec

 02:01

 ILB

Tasked to assist Police with a high risk missing person in the Richmond Walk area.  On arrival it was confirmed that the person had been located by Police.

 102

 2nd Dec

 20:01

 ILB

Tasked to assist Police with a high risk missing person in the Plymouth Hoe.  On arrival it was confirmed that the person had been located by Police.

 103

 8th Dec

 23:36

 ILB

Tasked to assist Police at the Tamar Bridge with a female stood the wrong side of the railings.  The lifeboats stood by in case she should fall into the water.  Thankfully the situation was resolved by the Police on the bridge.

 104

 8th Dec

 23:36

 ALB

Tasked to assist Police at the Tamar Bridge with a female stood the wrong side of the railings.  The lifeboats stood by in case she should fall into the water.  Thankfully the situation was resolved by the Police on the bridge.

 105

 22nd Dec

 14:12

 ILB

Tasked to reports of a small yacht aground on rocks near Bovisand Bay.  All persons were accounted for and the yacht left due to the dropping tide.