Shouts

Bridlington Shannon class lifeboat was requested by the UK Coastguard yesterday morning after reports of a fishing vessel with engine problems.

The ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ launched on service at 6.35 am on route to a local boat, with a crew of three, five miles off the Hornsea coast.

Although the weather was poor with heavy rain squalls, thunder and lightning the sea conditions were good enabling the lifeboat to reach the casualty quickly.

After a tow rope was passed the boat and crew were brought safely back to Bridlington.

The four sailors on board a 10 meter yacht sailing from the Netherlands to Hartlepool encountered problems after their engine failed 12 miles from Bridlington.

The crew had resorted to using their engine due to very little wind and once that failed the yacht was hardly moving and a call was made to the UK Coastguard.

After receiving the call the Coastguard tasked the nearest lifeboat Bridlington’s Shannon class ‘Antony Patrick Jones’ at 9.46pm. Coxswain Steve Emmerson with his crew briefed launched on service. The weather conditions at the launching site were very good with slight seas and good visibility.

The lifeboat reached the yacht in good time and soon had it under tow and heading to the harbour. On reaching Bridlington bay both boats had to wait until the tide started to rise before they were able to enter the harbour.

Once the yacht crew were safely moored up the four sailors passed on their thanks to the lifeboat crew before they headed back to beach.

The lifeboat touched the beach just after 4.00 am.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat launched at 2.50 pm today after reports of someone in the sea near the harbour.

Very quickly at the scene Helmsman Jason Stephenson along with his crew Pete Jones and Joff Pearson found a small inflatable boat with its outboard engine running at full speed going round in circles.

Although the inflatable was a possible danger the crews concern was for the reported casualty and their fears were eased after receiving a radio call stating a man had been picked up by a near by yacht.

The inshore crew went alongside the yacht and put crewman Pete Jones on board to check on the man’s condition and to administer any casualty care.

The two remaining crew set off to deal with the out of control inflatable at first circling the runaway and trying to judge their approach to get alongside it. The first run into the boat failed but the crew turned to run in again and this time the inshore lifeboat was put skillfully alongside and Jason was able to pull the engine choke and stop the boat.

Once the man was ashore he was transferred to the RNLI boathouse were Coastguards and Paramedics monitored his condition.

After his ordeal Steve Bell from Weatherby said “he would like to thank everybody and he was very greatfull.

The Bridlington All weather lifeboat was requested by the Humber Coastguard last night (9th May) after they had received a call from an offshore supply vessel which had a reported engine room fire.
At 10.13 pm the lifeboat crew were paged and on arrival at the lifeboat house a crew was chosen and briefed by Coxswain Steve Emmerson.
On board the supply vessel 11 miles South East of Bridlington a designated crew were attempting to put the fire out.
The lifeboat crew making the best possible speed to the troubled vessel were informed that the fire had been extinguished but were requested to escort the 78 meter vessel to a safe anchorage point.
The lifeboat stood by as the supply boat dropped its anchor at almost 1.00 am. After a check was made that the generator that had caused the fire was totally safe the skipper thanked the lifeboat crew and the Coastguard stood the lifeboat down.
After the lifeboat was washed down and fuel tanks filled our volunteers were debriefed before heading home at 3.30 am.

Bridlington Lifeboat Deputy Launching Authority (DLA) Fred Ingham received a request from the UK Coastguard at 6. 26 pm today after reports of a person in the sea.

The inshore lifeboat was tasked to join the Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team to search an area between the harbour and the Leisure Center but no one could be found.

According to later reports a man was found by the Coastguard Team and Police on the Promenade.
Due to concerns regarding the man’s health an Ambulance was requested.

Bridlingtons Shannon class lifeboat launched last night at 7.57 pm after the UK Coastguard had received a call from a vessel that an emergency beacon had been seen on their radar.

The Search And Rescue Transponder known as (SART) is used by various vessels at sea from a basic life raft to a large Tanker. When a vessel is in danger of sinking a signal is transmitted that can be picked up by the Radar of vessels in the area.

The search and rescue incident was overseen by the Humber Coastguard and the Bridlington lifeboat was joined by a Coastguard Helicopter and a number of other boats in the area.

The position given to the volunteer lifeboat crew to search was originally 38 miles East North East of Flamborough Head but as the Shannon crew searched that area they were requested  to cover up to 50 miles North North East of Bridlington.

The search was called off around midnight by the Coastguard after nothing had been found and the Bridlington lifeboat arrived back on the beach at 2.23 am.

While at sea the crew had sailed 95 miles to and from the incident and searched an area of almost 40 square miles.
and a number of other boats in the area.

The position given to the volunteer lifeboat crew to search was originally 38 miles East North East of Flamborough Head but as the Shannon crew searched that area they were requested  to cover up to 50 miles North North East of Bridlington.

The search was called off around midnight by the Coastguard after nothing had been found and the Bridlington lifeboat arrived back on the beach at 2.23 am.

While at sea the crew had sailed 95 miles to and from the incident and searched an area of almost 40 square miles.

Bridlington inshore lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard at 8.20 tonight after reports of a woman falling off the sea wall near Jeromes. 

On arrival at the scene the inshore crew discovered a man and woman with lifelines round them struggling to climb the sea wall to safety.

The woman, and a man who had jumped in to try and help her, were a few feet above the water but not able to climb any further.

Helmsman Ad Trower and his crew Ash Traves and Pete Jones decided the best course of action would be to try and put the boat close to the sea wall and get the couple to jump into the lifeboat which would not be an easy task.

The helmsman skillfully put the lifeboat along side the wall and the couple were able to make the jump into the lifeboat then once on board they were taken into the harbour were waiting Coastguards and Paramedics gave assistance.

Talking after the rescue Ad Trower said ” the last place you want to put a lifeboat is up to a sea wall when surf is breaking but they made the jump and it all ended well”.

A lone French sailor on passage from Edinburgh to the French coast found himself in trouble off the East Yorkshire coast after an equipment failure.

Lifeboat crewman boards the yacht, RNLI

The skipper of the yacht requested help from the UK Coastguard when two of his halyards parted leaving him with only his mainsail.

In a position eleven miles to the South East of Bridlington and with the wind blowing force 4/5 he was only able to make a little headway. 

The Shannon class lifeboat Antony Patrick Joneslaunched to aid the sailor at 11.00am on Sunday 9 September.

The volunteers made good speed to the vessel and once on scene, Coxswain Steve Emmerson carefully put the lifeboat alongside the yacht enabling Andy Rodgers to get on board.

Once Andy was able to set up a tow and stow away the loose sails and ropes the yacht was towed safely to Bridlington.

After making sure the skipper and his yacht were safe in the harbour the crew rehoused the lifeboat and held a debriefing on the days call.

Start of the tow home, RNLI

The skipper of the yacht requested help from the UK Coastguard when two of his halyards parted leaving him with only his mainsail.

In a position eleven miles to the South East of Bridlington and with the wind blowing force 4/5 he was only able to make a little headway. 

The Shannon class lifeboat Antony Patrick Joneslaunched to aid the sailor at 11.00am on Sunday 9 September.

The volunteers made good speed to the vessel and once on scene, Coxswain Steve Emmerson carefully put the lifeboat alongside the yacht enabling Andy Rodgers to get on board.

Once Andy was able to set up a tow and stow away the loose sails and ropes the yacht was towed safely to Bridlington.

After making sure the skipper and his yacht were safe in the harbour the crew rehoused the lifeboat and held a debriefing on the days call.