RNLBAlfred 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.
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.
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.
RNLB Norman Harvey (D-778) was launched at the request of Solent CG at around 17:30 this afternoon to assist a 20 foot trimaran anchored on the lee shore just to the east of Bembridge Groyne with 2 crew onboard who were unable to get their anchor up.
A member of the ILB crew was transferred to the trimaran and the anchor was then able to be pulled free. A tow was set up and the trimaran was taken into the harbour and handed on the Harbour Staff. The Norman Harvey then returned to the station and was recovered by 18:00.
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) launched at around 17:45 this afternoon at the request of Solent Coastguard following a report from the Brittany Ferry Bretagne on its way to Portsmouth that a passenger had seen someone in the water about 2 miles south of Bembridge Ledge.
Once on scene the Y boat was launched and sadly a body was recovered which was then brought back to the Offshore Lifeboat Station where it was handed over to the local Police. The Alfred Albert Williams rehoused at around 18:35.
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar 16-17) launched at 08:51 this morning at the request of Solent Coastguard to locate and provide assistance to a 22 foot sailing boat with 1 crew member onboard that had suffered gear & mechanical failure somewhere between Ventnor & St Catherine's Point.
At 19:00 on Sunday evening the Frank and Anne Wilkinson (relief Tamar 16-06) was launched at the request of Solent Coastguard to assist the Starry Dancer, a 30ft motor cruiser en route from Le Havre to Langstone Harbour with two crew on board that had run into difficulties in the fog about 10 miles south of the Bembridge Ledge.
At 09:30 on Saturday morning the Frank and Anne Wilkinson (relief Tamar 16-06) was launched at the request of Solent Coastguard to assist the Charlotte Rose, a 31ft charter angling boat from Langstone Harbour with 8 persons onboard that had broken down close to the Nab Tower. Having ascertained that a local repair was not possible a tow was secured by 09:45 and the Charlotte Rose was towed back to Langstone. The Frank and Anne Wilkinson then returned to Bembridge and was rehoused by 11:00.
The Frank and Anne Wilkinson (relief Tamar 16-06) launched at 01:33 at the request of Solent Coastguard to assist a 20m converted (to a "tall ship") MFV with 5 crew on board approximately 5 miles SSW of St Catherine's Point that had reported (on a mobile as their VHF was not working) that she was taking in water.