Ramsgate RNLI Lifeboat rescues yacht

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Whilst Ramsgate RNLI’s all weather lifeboat, the Trent class “Esme Anderson”, was out on an exercise with the RNLI’s Divisional Inspector during the evening of Tuesday, 26th. June a yachtsman was spotted frantically waving to attract attention. As the lifeboat pulled alongside the yacht they learned that the yacht’s engine was failing to start and in the lack of wind he was unable to make any headway.

The lifeboat took the yacht in tow and brought it safely into Ramsgate Harbour.

John Ray
Volunteer Press Officer
Ramsgate RNLI

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Ramsgate RNLI launch to upturned liferaft

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Ramsgate RNLI’s all weather lifeboat, the Trent class “Esme Anderson”, was called out at at 8.13pm on Monday evening following a report by a container vessel to Dover Coastguard of an upturned liferaft some 35 miles out at sea off Ramsgate.

The lifeboat carried out an extensive and expanding box search of the area but after some hours and finding nothing further was stood down and returned to Ramsgate Harbour.

John Ray
Volunteer Press Officer
Ramsgate RNLI

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Sunderland RNLI Launch Twice in 1 Day

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Lifeboat volunteers from Sunderland RNLI Station took part in a 2 rescue mission’s yesterday afternoon, with the favourable weather bringing people down to the coastline.

The first rescue mission was launched shortly after 3:06pm (20 June) when Coastguard Officers based at Humber Coastguard Marine Rescue Coordination Centre received an emergency 999 telephone call from a concerned member of the public worried that a dinghy or catamaran had capsized and that there were people in the water.

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NSR Annual General Meeting

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By Curtis Jones

Tonight, members of North Shore Rescue gathered for the annual general meeting at the teams main facility. Reports from last years executive and the standing committees highlighted a lot of very hard work by NSR’s members. From the new SAR base project, to equipment management, to getting a new SAR vehicle, the executive team summarized a very productive year that will benefit both the team and the community in the future.

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Fathers Day Medical Rescue

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By Curtis Jones

Date: June 17, 2012

Time: 1511

Lat/Long: N 49 deg 24.39’ W 123 deg 05.30’

On Fathers Day NSR was requested by BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) to respond to a seriously injured fallen climber on Crown Mountain near Grouse. The initial information suggested a 300 meter fall with unknown serious injuries. This was later updated to conscious but with a serious fracture of the leg. Given the serious and unknown extent of injuries, NSR deployed its Helicopter External Transport Team while ground teams were simultaneously dispatched to back up the flight team.

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