No. 1 16/03/2016 Description: Aldeburgh’s All Weather Lifeboat, the Freddie Cooper, was launched at 10.40am on Wednesday 16th March, after there was a report of a small motor cruiser aground near Orford Lighthouse.
RNLI Aldeburgh All Weather Lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, was launched when it was reported, by the local Volunteer Coastguard team, that there was a small Motor cruiser found aground near Orford Lighthouse. Once the vessel was located, it was discovered that there was a single person on board. There were several attempts to tow the casualty off the beach. Once in tow, the casualty reported that they had lost their rudder and unable to steer. The Aldeburgh ILB ‘Christine’ was then tasked to assist. The cruiser was towed to the entrance of the River Alde and Ore, where the Aldeburgh ILB, ‘Christine’, took over the tow. They continued to tow the casualty into Orford.
Aldeburgh ALB and ILB returned to station at 14.05.
No. 2 21/06/2016 Description: Aldeburgh’s Inshore Lifeboat, Christine, was launched at 10.05 on Tuesday 21st June, after there was a report of a dog in the water off Aldeburgh beach.
A visiting family witnessed the dog being chased into the water by another dog, whereby the currents swept the dog off shore. Witnesses also saw the dog trying to swim to shore. Once launched, RNLI Aldeburgh ILB Christine searched a wide area south of the town, with the help of local fishing vessels and the local Coastguard team onshore. All teams were stood down as nothing was found.
The ILB ‘Christine’ returned to station at 11.30am.
No. 3 10/07/2016 Description: Aldeburgh’s All Weather Lifeboat, the ‘Freddie Cooper’ and Inshore Lifeboat, the ‘Christine,’ were launched at 6.36pm on Sunday 10th July, after there was a report of a 10 metre rowing boat in difficulty near Orford Lighthouse.
RNLI Aldeburgh All Weather Lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, was launched when it was reported, by the crew on the rowing boat who were on a round Britain Challenge, that they were in difficulty south east of Orford Lighthouse. The rowing boat crew were overcome by the wind and tide and making no headway, so had anchored and called for assisstance. Once the vessel was located, it was discovered that there were four persons on board. There were several attempts to release the anchor. Once it was freed, by towing the boat over it, Aldeburgh ALB took the casualty into the mouth of the River Ore as the seas were rough and would have caused problems with transferring the tow to the ILB. The weather on scene was southerly force 6 with a 3 metre swell. The Aldeburgh ILB took over the tow into Orford Haven where the casualty then moored.
Aldeburgh ILB returned to station, via the river, at 9.50pm. Aldeburgh ALB returned to sation at 10pm.
No. 4 4/08/2016 Description: Aldeburgh’s Inshore Lifeboat, the ‘Christine,’ was launched at 3.35pm on Thursday 4th August, after there was a report of a car in the river at Snape.
RNLI Aldeburgh ILB was launched in the River Alde, at the request of Humber Coastguard, to a report of a car having gone into the river at Snape. Once the ILB was launched it was soon stood down, after it was assertained that this was not the case and other emergency services were dealing with the situation.
Aldeburgh ILB returned to station, via the river, at 4pm.