Services 2005 Cont
Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 1633 following a report from Humber Coastguard MRSC that the 52 foot fishing boat "Gordon Cubbin" with 9 persons onboard was disabled with a rope around its propeller in position 7 miles East North East of the River Tees. By 1836 the Lifeboat had towed the vessel back into Hartlepool Marina. At 1900 the lifeboat reported leaving Hartlepool to return to station, arriving at 1915. The lifeboat was rehoused and ready for service again by 2000.
Wind: SE 20 Knots Sea: 1 Metre
1722 whilst returning from the previous incident the Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat was tasked to investigate a yacht, which had being observed making heavy weather in the gale force Westerly winds. Shortly afterwards the lifeboat was alongside the yacht in a position 2 miles East of the River Tees, and it was quickly established that the yacht was safe and well. Skipper of the yacht did express some concern about a small yacht further South, in view of this the Lifeboat carried out a search towards Saltburn checked out a number of yachts, all of which were confirmed to be safe and well.
With no further action required the Teesmouth Lifeboat returned to station at 1830 and was rehoused and ready for service by 1900
Wind: WSW 36- 40 Knots Sea: 2 metres
The Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 1240 following a report from Humber Coastguard MRSC of a number of incidents involving Lazer Dinghies, which were taking part in a National competition in Tees Bay. Due to a sudden change in weather conditions, which had resulted in winds increasing to gale force, a number of capsizes had take place.
Teesmouth Lifeboat along with lifeboats from Hartlepool and Redcar searched a large area of Tees Bay, recovering crews from the capsized dinghies. Teesmouth Lifeboat rescued 7 dinghy crew whilst Hartlepool lifeboat recovered a further 3. All 10 survivors were taken by lifeboats back into Hartlerpool Marina.
Once it was confirmed that no further dinghy crews were missing, the Lifeboats then proceeded to cover the abandoned dinghies. Teesmouth ALB returning to Hartlepool with 5 of the dinghies.
At 1722 with the incident closed the Teesmouth lifeboat returned to station.
Wind: WSW 40 - 52 Knots Sea: 2 metres
The Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched just after 2100 following a report from Humber Coastguard of a Ferry on fire approximately 15 miles off the River Tees. Lifeboat proceeded to the scene along with Hartlepool Lifeboat and Rescue Helicopter 128.
At approximately 2140 Rescue Helicopter 128 reported to be on scene above a vessel, in position 19 miles off the River Tees. The vessel was showing evidence of a fire onboard. After establishing communications with the vessel it was ascertained that the vessel was the 176 metre Car Carrier "Grande Spangna" which with 26 crew onboard had suffered a fire in a paint locker. The Master of the vessel reported that the fire was now out, and no further assistance was required.
With this Humber Coastguard cancelled the MAYDAY broadcast and the Search Units were released. Teesmouth Lifeboat returned to station and was rehoused and ready for service by 2300.
Wind Wly 15 knots Sea Moderate
The Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched on service at 3.50pm today following a report from Humber Coastguard of four children in a dinghy off the North Gare, River Tees. In view of the heavy breaking seas on the beach concern had being raised with regards to their safety.
Lifeboat launched and proceeded to the scene, on arrival carried out a check of the shoreline observing that the only dinghy visible was now safely on the beach. After carrying out a full search of both sides of the North Gare, and around to Seaton Carew, with nothing more untoward the lifeboat returned to station.
Lifeboat was back on station, refuelled and ready for by 5.15pm.
Wind: NNE 30 Knots Sea: 3 metrese
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