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Services 2006 Cont
Lifeboat Searches for missing Fisherman
The Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat was immediately re-tasked on its return from the previous incident to commence a search for a small fishing boat, which with one person onboard was reported missing from Hartlepool.
Teesmouth Lifeboat re-launched at 0843 and proceeded to the search area. An extensive search was undertaken involving Lifeboats from Hartlepool and Redcar and two RAF Rescue Helicopters. At 1232 Teesmouth Lifeboat reported locating the missing vessel in a position 15 miles ENE of the River Tees, the engine was running on the boat but no sign of the crewmember. The search continued until loss of daylight at 1600 in the meantime Teesmouth Lifeboat towed the recovered fishing back into Hartlepool arriving at 1618.
Teesmouth Lifeboat sailed from Hartlepool at 1650 to return to station and was re-housed and ready for service by 1815
At 0300 Humber MRSC requested the launch of Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat following a report from the Tanker Nord Stealth of the sighting of a possible body in the water. The vessel was in a position 4 miles East North East of the River Tees. After an extensive search by the Lifeboat, which produced negative results, the search was terminated at 0730, with the Lifeboat returning to Station by 0745.
Wind: WNW 15 Knots Sea: 1metre
Teesmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched on service at 9.4pm to evacuate a sick crewman from the 90,000 tonne Swedish Tanker "Evinco" . The vessel which was in a position 4 miles from the River Tees had reported that the crewman was suffering from severe stomach pains and vomiting.
The lifeboat proceeded with a Doctor onboard. After an initial assessment by the Doctor the crewman was transferred to the lifeboat which then proceeded back into the River Tees. Crewman was taken ashore to an awaiting ambulance and transferred to James Cook Hospital Middlesbrough