ALB Services 2017


No.1 23/3/17  Description:  Aldeburgh All Weather Lifeboat, the Freddie Cooper, was launched on Thursday at the request of Humber Coast Guard, to a 13.5 metre trawler which had suffered engine failure approximately 4 nautical miles East of Sizewell.

Once on scene, a tow was established, heading towards Harwich.  Weather conditions were NE force 6-7 winds, with rough sea conditions.  Harwich lifeboat assisted by taking the tow East of the River Deben and taking it to berth at Harwich.

Aldeburgh ALB returned to station at 10.30pm.

 

No.2 30/4/17  Description:  Aldeburgh’s All Weather and Inshore Lifeboats were launched after there was a report of a 28-foot yacht stranded on the mud at the mouth of the River Ore.

While on exercise the RNLI Aldeburgh ALB was diverted, at the request of Humber Coastguard, to a report of a yacht aground at the mouth of the River Ore.  Soon afterwards the ILB was also launched, in the River Alde and proceeded via the River Ore to assist the casualty.  Aldeburgh ALB stood by just outside the river mouth.  On arrival at scene, the ILB crew discovered that the yacht was inside the river mouth and was in danger of running aground again, after it had initially managed to refloat.

A tow was established and the yacht was taken to Orford Quay.

Aldeburgh ALB returned to station at 12.02pm

Aldeburgh ILB returned to station, via the river, at 12.45pm

 

No.3 26/7/17  Description: Aldeburgh’s All-Weather Lifeboat, ‘Freddie Cooper’, was launched after there was a report of an 11 metre motor boat taking on water 8 miles East South East of Aldeburgh.

At 2.43pm there was a launch request by UK Coastguard to a report of a motor boat taking on water near Aldeburgh.  There were 2 persons on board.  Once on scene, the crew of the ‘Freddie Cooper’ assessed the casualty and, as they were managing with their pumps, escorted them to the mouth of the River Deben.  Once it was established that they were safe to continue, the ALB returned to station.

Aldeburgh ALB returned to station at 6.15 pm

 

No.4 3/8/17  Description: Aldeburgh lifeboat,  Freddie Cooper,  was launched at 20.20, at the request of the Coast Guards, to a 20 metre racing yacht with power problems.

The yacht was on its way from Helsinki to Southampton to take part in the Fastnet race.  They were 10 miles SE of Aldeburgh. As a result of the power problem,  they had no engine,  no navigation lights and intermittent radio. Although they were under sail, they were a navigation hazard due to not having any navigation lights. Aldeburgh lifeboat was tasked to escort the yacht towards Lowestoft,  with Lowestoft lifeboat also launching to continue the escort into Lowestoft. They rendezvoued 10 miles north of Aldeburgh.

Aldeburgh lifeboat returned to station at 23.15.

Lowestoft lifeboat arrived at 00.15

 

No.5 5/8/17  Description: Aldeburgh’s All-Weather Lifeboat, ‘Freddie Cooper’, was launched after a report of a 6 metre catamaran, having lost its mast, South of Aldeburgh, with 2 persons on board.

At 4.20pm there was a launch request by UK Coastguard.  Once on scene, the crew of the ‘Freddie Cooper’ assessed the casualty by transferring 3 crew on board the catamaran.  The crew assisted in the recovery of the mast from the sea, stowed it securely, then established a tow.  The ALB then towed the catamaran to Harwich, where it was met by the Harwich ILB, which accompanied them to a safe mooring at Levington Marina..

Aldeburgh ALB returned to station at 9.00 pm

   

Next Exercise

The next Lifeboat exercise is on:-

Monday 21st August 2017 at 11am.

Launches are subject to change.

ILB exercises – every Sunday at 9.30am and Thursday 6.30pm, subject to weather and operational requirements

Guild Events

2017 Aldeburgh Annual Treasure Hunt

2pm Saturday 27th May

Start and finish at the Railway Inn, Aldeburgh

£5 per head (£2 for under 16's) - picture puzzles, clues and route map supplied

Light snack available at finish

Raffle

Treasure chest prize for the winners plus medals

Steven Saint Coxswain

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