ILB Services 2017

No.1 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.

 

No. 2  19/05/2017  Description:  Aldeburgh Inshore Lifeboat ‘Susan Scott’ launched to investigate structures in the sea North of Aldeburgh.

The new ILB at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, ‘Susan Scott’, was launched at 09.53 to three structures, tethered together, sighted approximately half a mile off the beach North of Aldeburgh.  On arrival to this structure, it was deemed that is constituted a small vessel navigation hazard, so the ILB crew, with the assistance of a local fisherman, brought the structure back to the beach.

The ILB returned to the beach at 11.15.

 

No. 3  29/05/2017  Description: Aldeburgh’s Inshore Lifeboat, ’Susan Scott’ was launched after there was a report of four persons stranded near Havergate Island.

Aldeburgh’s ILB was launched at 6.20am, at the request of Humber Coastguard, to a report of four persons stranded south of Aldeburgh. The ILB crew conducted a thorough search of both sides of the river.  Humber Coastguard then received information from the original caller saying they were safe and did not require any assistance.  This was important information, particularly with RNLI’s recent launch of 2017 Respect the Water Campaign, in trying to help reduce the number of drownings that occur each year.  The search was stopped at 8.20am and the ILB returned to station at 8.40am.

 

No. 4  1/06/2017  Description:  Aldeburgh Inshore Lifeboat, ‘Susan Scott’ was launched to investigate a boat in the River Alde.

Aldeburgh’s ILB was launched to investigate a report of a boat that appeared to have been abandoned.  Once on scene, the crew investigated this report and finding that the boat was not a navigational hazard, returned to station.

 

No. 5  4/06/2017  Description:  Aldeburgh’s RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, ’Susan Scott’ was launched after there was a report of a barge with no crew visible.

Aldeburgh’s ILB was requested to launch at 12.32, at the request of Humber Coastguard.  It had been reported that a barge, in the River Alde, was moored with no crew on board (someone had been seen earlier), with the possibility of a man overboard. With RNLI’s recently launched 2017 Respect the Water Campaign, in trying to help reduce the number of drownings that occur each year, it was a matter of urgency to start a search. While progressing to the scene, there was a follow up report that there was someone on board, but the ILB crew were requested by Humber Coastguard to confirm the sighting.  Once on scene this report was confirmed, so the ILB was stood down and returned to station at 13.35.

 

 

                  

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

Raffle

Treasure chest prize for the winners plus medals

Steven Saint Coxswain

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