May 2015

26th May

In the event a false alarm but it might well not have been.  The Tamar Class All Weather Lifeboat, Alfred Albert Williams (AAW) launched at about 17:10 at the request of Solent CG to investigate a report of an anchored but unmanned motorboat with its engine running to the south of No Mans Land Fort.

Having located the vessel, it turned out to be a local sailing Club's committee Boat that had been left on a mooring with its engine running to charge up the batteries.  Having ascertained that no one was in any danger, the AAW returned to Bembridge & was rehoused by 17:45.

24th May

The Tamar Class All Weather Lifeboat, Alfred Albert Williams was launched this afternoon at about 16:25 in response to an unidentified "Mayday" call that had been picked up by a number of vessels in/around the Solent. 

Under the direction of Solent CG, the Alfred Albert Williams carried out a search of the Eastern Solent until about 19:40 when, having found no sign of anyone in distress, she was stood down and returned to the Bembridge.  She was re-housed by 20:00.

23rd May

The Tamar Class All Weather Lifeboat, Alfred Albert Williams was launched this afternoon at about 13:15 to go to the assistance of a 61 foot twin engined motor boat that had broken down south of the Nab Tower with 2 people onboard.

Having quickly located the vessel, the lifeboat mechanic was transferred aboard however he was unable to resolve the problem with one of the engines so the vessel, using her other engine that was working, was escorted to the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour where in view it her lack of maneuverability she was put on a tow to Haslar Marina and safely berthed.  The AAW then returned to Bembridge and was recovered around 16:00.