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April 2017

30th April

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) was requested at just after midnight (00:15) by UK Coastguard to relieve Selsey RNLI's All Weather Lifeboat who had a 39ft racing yacht "Silver Shamrock" (GBR 5253) with two crew onboard under tow about 7 miles south east of the Nab Tower following a steering failure earlier in the evening. 

February 2017

23rd February

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) was launched this afternoon at 15:54 at the request of UK Coastguard to assist in a search for a windsurfer reported missing off Hayling Island.  The Coastguard helicopter  & Hayling Island RNLI's Atlantic 85 were also tasked.  The search was called off at 16:03 when the local Coastguard team located the windsurfer safe ashore.  The Alfred Albert Williams returned to Bembridge and was re-housed by 16:45.

January 2017

2nd January 2017

Both lifeboats boats have been in action this afternoon (Monday 2nd January).  Initially RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) was launched at just after 16:00 at the request of UK Coastguard to assist the 29ft sailing yacht "Go Crazy" with 4 people onboard (2 adults & 2 young children) that had run aground just outside Bembridge Harbour having misread the buoyage on leaving on a falling tide.
 

December 2016

22nd December

RNLB Norman Harvey (D-778) was launched at just before 14:00 at the request of UK Coastguard to assist a 7m angling boat (Oliver) with one person onboard that had broken down about a mile and a half to the South East of the Offshore boathouse.  At this stage it was not known what the vessels home port was. 

October 2016

15th October

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) was launched at around 19:30 this evening at the request of Solent Coast Guard to assist Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Rescue recover a 26 foot sailing yacht to Bembridge (Jester Blossom en route to Dartmouth) with two crew onboard that had rigging & engine problems.  

August 2016

31st August

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams was launched at around 12:30 this afternoon at the request of Solent CG to medevac a crew member of the bulk carrier Federal Spey (which was heading westwards down the Channel enroute for Brazil) who had severely injured a finger and required urgent surgury.

July 2016

25th July

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) was launched at the request of Solent Coastguard just after 15:00 this afternoon to locate and assist a 35 foot sailing vessel with 2 crew that had reported an engine fire. 

June 2016

15th June

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) was launched at the request of Solent CG at around 16:40 this afternoon to assist a Chichester based 10.5m angling boat close to No Mans Land Fort with 7 people onboard that had reported being propped and unable to clear it herself.  

However prior to reaching the casualty vessel, the Alfred Albert Williams was informed that the problem had been resolved and as assistance was no longer required she therefore returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 17:30.

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