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December 2019

24th December

Bembridge RNLI’s All-Weather Lifeboat medivacs a casualty from the Normand Pacific, mid Solent NE of Bembridge
 
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard at around 11.40am to medivac a member of the crew of the Normand Pacific, which is involved in the IFA2 cable project, in the vicinity of Dean Tail/Nab End, mid-Solent NE of the station.
 
The Alfred Albert Williams was soon on scene and although there was a 2 metre swell they were able to embark the casualty, who was suffering from stomach pains but was 'walking' from the starboard forward deck of the Normand Pacific. They then took him to Portsmouth Camber where an ambulance took him to hospital.
 
The Alfred Albert Williams then returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 1.30pm.
 
Photo by John Attrill
 
  

15th December

Bembridge RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat launched to assist a windsurfer reported to be in difficulty in Bembridge Harbour

RNLB Norman Harvey (D-778 Inshore Lifeboat) was launched earlier this afternoon at just after 3pm at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to assist a winsurfer who had apparantly got into difficulty in Bembridge Harbour.  However having just launched, the 'shout' was cancelled by UK (Solent) Coastguard after it was ascertained that the person in difficulty was safe on the beach.  The Norman Harvey was recovered and re-housed by 3.45pm.