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June 2018

18th June

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at around 17:10 this evening (Monday 18th June) at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to assist a RIB with one person onboard that had broken down in Whitecliff Bay.   Having located the RIB and ascertained that a local repair was not achievable, the Alfred Albert Williams towed her to Bembridge Harbour where she was berthed alongside the Visitors Pontoon by 18:15.

The Alfred Albert Williams then returned to the Offshore Boathouse and was recovered by 19:00.

photos by Justin Gentleman

12th June

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at 02:45 this morning (Tuesday 12 June) at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to go to No Mans Land Fort and casevac a 32 year old male member of staff to Portsmouth who had fallen into the water, been recovered but had a suspected broken rib.

The Alfred Albert Williams reached No Mans Land Fort at 02:52.  Two crew members were put onto the Fort with a stretcher which the injured man was put into and subsequently transferred to the lifeboat.   The Alfred Albert Williams left for Portsmouth at 03:30 and was alongside the Camber by 03:50.  Having handed the casualty over to the Ambulance Service, she subsequently returned to Bembridge and was recovered by 05:00.

 

2nd June

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at 12:16 this afternoon at the request of Solent (UK) Coastguard to locate & assist a 45 foot sailing yacht Gone AWOL whose engine had failed and was drifting possibly into the shipping channel approximately 350m SE of No Mans Land Fort with three people onboard.   

Arriving on scene at 12:26, the mechanic was transferred to Gone AWOL and successfully re-started the engine having identified that the problem was a flat battery.  The yacht then headed back to Port Solent and the Alfred Albert Williams returned to the Offshore Boathouse.  She was recovered by 13:15.