Exmouth RNLI volunteers launched inshore lifeboat George Bearman at 6.41pm on 2 July following a call to the lifeboat station. A six metre powerboat had broken down and was drifting towards the rocks at Straight Point.
Launch Report 011-012/2015
DISABLED DIVE BOAT OFF LONGSTONE ISLAND
At 13.34hrs on Sunday 28 June 2015, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Lifeboat, following a request for assistance from a dive RIB (Inflatable Boat), which had engine failure just north of Longstone Island, at the Farne Islands. Three divers were still in the water. It was decided to launch both lifeboats, in case of any problems recovering the divers. The Inshore Lifeboat reached the scene first and assisted the RIB, ensuring the divers were safely recovered from the water as the All Weather Lifeboat arrived on scene.
Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat began escorting the RIB back to its launch site at Beadnell, but due to the choppy sea conditions, the ALL Weather Lifeboat took over the task, and the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to station.
Once the RIB was safely ashore at Beadnell, the All Weather Lifeboat returned to Station at Seahouses. It is believed that the kill cord which stops the engine in an emergency, may have been accidently disturbed by one of the Divers, preventing the engine from starting.
Launch Report 007-8-9-10/2015
INJURED FEMALE ON STAPLE ISLAND and followed by FEMALE THROWN FROM HORSE NEAR MONK’S HOUSE ON SEAHOUSES BEACH
At 12:20hrs on Wednesday 10 June 2015 Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Seahouses Lifeboats to the report of a female who had fallen on Staple Island which is one of the Farne Islands. Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat “Peter Downes” was first on scene and the crew administered medical assistance to the casualty, who had suffered a number of injuries. All RNLI Crews are trained as Casualty Care Medics. Helicopters cannot fly over the Farne Islands, as they could risk a bird strike, which could bring down the aircraft.
RNLI Exmouth naming ceremony for Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn
RNLI Exmouth Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launching from the beach
RNLI Exmouth D class lifeboat George Bearman
Both the Exmouth RNLI Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn and D class lifeboat George Bearman were called out to rescue casualties on two separate occasions in the river Exe on 25 June.
Picture Credits: RNLI Kessock
Picture caption: RNLI Kessock assist yacht aground at Carnarc Point
Author: Dan Holland
On Sunday afternoon (21 June) volunteers from RNLI Kessock had just launched on a routine training exercise when they saw that a yacht had gone aground at Carnarc point at the entrance to Inverness Harbour.
Expanding the presence of the AW139 in Northern Europe
The helicopters will perform schedule services and EMS/SAR within Faroe Islands
Deliveries expected in late 2015 and spring 2016, replacing two ageing B412s
Fimeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Atlantic Airways has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform SAR (Search and Rescue) missions and scheduled passenger transportation within the Faroe Islands. The helicopters are expected to be delivered late 2015 and in spring 2016 respectively, and will replace two B412s.