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September 2018

13th September

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at around 4.45pm this afternoon at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to a possible medivac from No Mans Land Fort.   An elderly guest had slipped and banged her head and chest. 

August 2018

31st August

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at 6pm this evening to RV with MV Braemar which was leaving Southampton on her 'support the RNLI'  cruise.  Almost as soon as the Alfred Albert Williams had launched, she was tasked by UK (Solent) Coast Guard to investigate a report (by three different boats) of a 'grey object' in the water half way between Bembridge & Selsey. 

July 2018

29th July

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at 2.25pm this afternoon after an unidentified object had been spotted roughly 250m to the North East of the Offshore Boathouse (in the vicinity of Cole Rock).   

June 2018

30th June

With less than 6 hours before Steve Simmonds retired after 15 years as Coxswain of Bembridge Lifeboat, RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was tasked (at 6.20pm) by UK (Solent) Coastguard to look for two Jet Skis thought to be somewhere between Bembridge and Hayling Island; apparently one had run out of fuel and was under tow by the other.  A third Jet Ski had, in the meantime had gone off to try to get hold of some fuel and had last been seen in Wootton Creek.  

May 2018

28th May

Although something of a non-event, RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) launched at 15:15 following a request from UK Coastguard to assist a racing yacht that had been reported as having grounded on Bembridge Ledge. 

A number of yachts in the vicinity of the Ledge were checked and having quickly concluded that none were in any trouble, the Alfred Albert Williams returned to the Boathouse and was recovered by 16:10.

February 2018

28th February

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at just after 8.30am at the request of UK Coastguard to assist Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Rescue recover a 30 foot motor boat (Chandos) with two crew onboard that had lost all power and was taking in water close to Sandown Pier. 

January 2018

29th January

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched this evening at around 8pm at the request of UK Coastguard to investigate a weak May Day call that had been received, in which the only information that was heard was "Curious Parrot" and Shanklin. 

NOVEMBER 2017

22nd November

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at the request of UK Coastguard at 10.36am this morning to assist CV6 (a 70 foot Clipper Venture yacht) with 11 crew onboard that had run aground near the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour after her engine had failed and she had been blown onto the lee shore by the SW'erly F7 winds. 

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