Medivac from Survey Ship south of Aldeburgh - Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station | Saving Lives at Sea.

Callout No. 1   Callout No. 1

1st April 2018

Aldeburgh's All-Weather Lifeboat (ALB), ‘Freddie Cooper’, was launched after a ‘Pan Pan’ call to Humber Coastguard, to assist a survey ship crew member, who had suddenly collapsed. At 10.50 am there was a launch request by UK Coastguard, with the ALB being launched soon afterwards, heading to a survey ship south of Aldeburgh.

It had been reported that one of the survey ship crew had collapsed and sustained a head injury. Once on scene, two crew from the ‘Freddie Cooper’ transferred to the survey ship to assess the casualty, who by now was conscious and sitting up. It was determined that the casualty needed ambulance assistance.

The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB), ‘Susan Scott’, had been on exercise nearby so came to assist. They transferred the casualty from the survey ship to the ALB. Once the ALB had returned to the beach, the ambulance crew went on board and carried out further assessments. The casualty was later taken to hospital.

Launched: 10.50 RFS: Weather: Wind: Sea: