The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch, Fire, Family, & Fidelity


The author is establishing herself as a specialist in the subject of maritime disasters. This is another memorial account that captures the terrors of maritime disaster, bringing the dead back to life. – Most Highly Recommended.

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At 10:25hr on Friday 24 August 2018, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of two persons in the water, following a yacht capsizing off Football Hole, south of Beadnell Bay. The radio distress call was very weak and distorted, and barely readable and was heard by the Lifeboat Station personnel as well as the UK Coastguard Operations Centre.

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Exmouth RNLI (PR100818 Lifeboat Administration Officer recruitment)

Photo: PR100818 Exmouth Lifeboat Management Group (L -R): Community Safety Officer, Dave Littlefield;

Shop Manager, Pat Atkinson;

Station Mechanic, Andy Stott;

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Riley;

Chair, Simon Davidson;

Lifeboat Press Officer, Emma Tarling;

Fundraising Chair, Don Hodgkinson.

A vacancy has arisen at Exmouth lifeboat station to recruit a volunteer to join their team to help save lives at sea, by providing co-ordination and administration as a key part of the Lifeboat Management Group (LMG).

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Volunteers rescue two men in demasted yacht in centre of Lyme Bay


PR280718-1 The casualty vessel with a broken mast, 18 miles south of Lyme Regis

(Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR280718-2 View from casualty vessel of R and J Welburn in the waves

(Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR280718-3 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn towing the casualty vessel into West Bay harbour. (Credit: Lyme Bay RIB Charter)

On 28 July at 6.25am, Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn was tasked following a Pan Pan call for help from Lyme Bay at 5.30am, with no further communication.

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