Bembridge RNLI's All-Weather Lifeboat Inshore Lifeboat (RNLB Alfred Albert Williams) launched to assist a 36ft yacht with one person onboard that was becalmed and engineless in the main shipping channel close to No Mans Land Fort.
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) launched this morning at just after 10am at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to assist a 36ft steel ketch that was becalmed and without a working engine in the shipping channel not far from No Mans Land Fort with one person onboard. Conditions were very benign so it did not take the Alfred Albert Williams long to reach the yacht and ascertain that the engine failure was due to a snapped fuel filter. Having carried out a dynamic risk assessment it was decided that the best option was to tow the yacht into Portsmouth. After safely berthing her alongside at Endeavour Quay the Alfred Albert Williams returned to Bembridge and was rehoused by 11.50am. The yacht had been in transit from Brighton to Bournemouth.
Bembridge RNLI's All-Weather Lifeboat (RNLB Alfred Albert Williams) launched to assist in the recovery of a twin engined 30 foot motor cruiser that had run aground earlier on the Bembridge Ledge
Following on yesterday evening's Inshore Lifeboat shout to the 30 foot motor cruiser grounded on the Bembridge Ledge, RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) launched as planned at just after midnight. After a three quarters of an hour delay waiting for the tide to make enough to refloat the motor cruiser, the Y boat was able to secure a towline (without needing to launch the Inshore Lifeboat again) and the Alfred Albert Williams proceeded to tow the boat to the entrance of Chichester Harbour (NW F1-2) where the tow was transferred to Hayling Island RNLI's Atlantic 85. The Alfred Albert Williams then returned to Bembridge and was re-housed by 3am.
Bembridge RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat (RNLB Norman Harvey) launched to assist extract an elderly member of the crew of a twin engined 30 foot motor cruiser that had run aground earlier on the Bembridge Ledge
RNLB Norman Harvey (D-778) was requested by UK (Solent Coastguard) to assist the local CG teams (Bembridge & Ventnor) extract an elderly crew member from a 30 foot motor cruiser that had grounded earlier on the Bembridge Ledge on a falling tide. Having launched at 7.27pm, the Norman Harvey did not take long (F4 Westerly) to reach the grounded vessel and having discussed options with those onboard, it was decided to recover all three people onboard back to the Inshore Lifeboat Station to wait for the tide to refloat the vessel. Prior to leaving, they ensured that the anchor was appropriately deployed.
After further discussions ashore, it was agreed that all three crew of the casualty vessel would make their own way back home to Hayling Island and that both Bembridge Lifeboats (RNLB Norman Harvey & RNLB Alfred Albert Williams) would launch around midnight to recover the casualty vessel with the Alfred Albert Williams then towing her to Chichester. With High Water Portsmouth at 3.27am recovery to Bembridge Harbour would mean an even later wrap up.
Bembridge RNLI's All-Weather Lifeboat (RNLB Alfred Albert Williams) was launched this evening to medivac a passenger from the cruise ship Regal Princess located in the Nab Anchorage.
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched earlier this evening (at 8.17pm) at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to medivac a male passenger from the cruise ship Regal Princess that was located in the Nab Anchorage. Conditions were very benign so It did not take the Alfred Albert Williams long to reach the Regal Princess and transfer two crew onboard to assess the situation. The casualty was suffering from anxiety and not feeling well so was transferred with his wife and their luggage to the Alfred Albert Williams and taken back to the Offshore Boathouse. Overnight accommodation has been arranged for them in Ryde. The Alfred Albert Williams was recovered by 9.15pm.