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 sufered 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


Next Exercise

The next Lifeboat exercises are on:-

Sunday 18th June at 9.00 am

Sunday 2nd July at 9.00 am

Tuesday 11th July at 6.30 pm

These 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


Treasure chest prize for the winners plus medals

Steven Saint Coxswain

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