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March 2019

24th March

Bembridge RNLI’s All-Weather Lifeboat assists in the medivac of a crew member from the cruise ship Ventura earlier this evening (Sunday).

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard at around 8.15pm this evening to assist in the medivac of a crew member from the cruise ship Ventura who had suffered a suspected heart attack.  Ventura was located about 12 miles south of Bembridge having left Southampton earlier in the evening en route to Vigo. 

February 2019

8th February

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched this evening at 5.30pm at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to assist Portsmouth RNLI's Atlantic 85 (B-846 - Norma T) in the area of Langstone Harbour entrance with a 40 foot yacht that had broken its mooring and drifted out of the harbour. 

January 2019

31st January

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at 1am this morning at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to investigate a report of a Red Flare that had been sighted 1 mile south of Ventnor.   

HMS Middleton (a Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel) was also in the area searching.  Having found nothing after 2 hours, both vessels were released and the Alfred Albert Williams returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 3.15am.  For two of the crew it was their first service.

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