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12.01.13  1510Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
    Boarding Boat BB-502 Launched to Investigate a possible abandoned kayak off of Bideford Quay, Once the crew were on scene, it was found out to be part of a small boat half buried in the mud.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) Glyn Stanbury S A Clark N Cousins.
 

22.03.13  1518Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched following a report of 4 surfers in difficulties off Woolacombe beach. On arrival two surfers made shore, other 2 recovered by the ILB.

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) S Ayres S A Clark N Cousins.
 

22.03.13 1600 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar AWB launched to assist ILB off Woolacombe.

Crew: O Atkinson (Cox) S Watts (Mech) D Atkinson A Atkinson S McCarthy
 

10.04.13 0935 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-502 Launched to a Abandoned speedboat drifting down the River Torridge.The boat was taken intow to Churchfields carpark for recovery. 
Crew: M Cox  O Atkinson.
 

14.04.13 @2112 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a police Incident at the Torridge Bridge. Boat recalled soon after launch.

Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) A Short J Pavitt M Williams.
 

26.04.13 at 0700 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar AWB Tasked too launch to a 30ft Yacht in Difficulties at Lundy Island. Crew were stood down as they prepaired to leave the Moorings. As the Coastguards on Lundy managed to secure the yacht to the jetty.
 

27.04.13  0830 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding BoatAtlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 & BB-502. Launched to a yacht under tow by another vessel, which has engine failure nr Fremington Quay with 2 pob. Both vessels were taken in tow to Crow Point.

Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) J Pavitt M Williams N Cousins
 

 03.05.13  1255 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a person clinging to a capsized dinghy, near the Torridge Bridge. Person recoverd from the water, and taken to Bideford Quay,where paramedics were waiting to check him over.

Crew:O Atkinson (Helm) Glyn Stanbury N Ayres J Pavitt.
 

11.05.13 2018Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-502 Launched to recover 2 persons from a 16ft Boat just off the Lifeboat slip,suffering from cold and sea sickness. The casualties could not leave their boat due to the rough conditions.Both landed at the Lifeboat Station and warmed up.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) A Short A Hallett
 

14.05.13 1100Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar AWB. Launched to a Local FV with a fouled propeller, 3.5 miles N of Hartland Pt.The vessel with 3 pob was taken intow to Crew: M Cox (Cox) G Stanbury (Mech) A Atkinson D Atkinson N Ayres S McCarthy
 

19.05.13 1355Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a report of an upturned dory near the shipyard, when ILB arrived on scene,they found the upturned dory still attached to its moorings. (False Alarm with good intent)

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) S Ayres S A Clark Glyn Stanbury
 

27.05.13 1830Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a catamaran adrift with 1 pob off Appledore Quay,vessel was taken in tow to Instow and placed on a secure mooring.

Crew: S Watts (Helm) A Short A Hallett Glyn Stanbury    
                                                   

29.05,13 1655 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar AWB Launched to 14mtr Lugger, making little headway under sail, and no engine 6m NWof Hartland Pt. Vessel with 4pob was escorted to the Fairway buoy before being taken in tow to Appledore

Crew: M Cox (Cox) S A Clark (Mech) O Atkinson D Atkinson M Sykes N Cousins A Hallett
 

05/06/13 1720 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-502 Launched to a report of a person in the water at Barnstaple, after a thorough search of the area with coastguards,police and a helicopter. Nothing was found, so all units were stood down.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) Glyn Stanbury M Williams
 

23/06/13 1840Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic85 Launched to assist 2 persons in a dinghy trying to recover their 18ft cabin cruiser that had broken adrift, ILB assisted the vessel to Appledore Quay.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) A Hallett N Ayres Glyn Stanbury
 

24/06/13 2035 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-502 Launched to assist a 8 Mtr yacht,fouled on the RNLI Mooring, crew assisted the owner in freeing his vessel and securing it to the mooring.

Crew: S Watts(Helm) M Cox A Short C Beer.
 

26/06/13 1922 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Coxswain Launched the ILB after he spotted a small cabin cruiser being swept broadside in surf, just North of the station. The single occupant then started to wave for help, as the ILB was launching the owner manage to restart his engine, the ILB crew made sure he was ok before returning to station

Crew: A Short (Helm) A Hallett Gary Stanbury Glyn Stanbury
 

02.07.13 1410Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic85 launched to a 15ft cabin cruiser broken down off crow point with 1 pob. vessel taken intow to Appledore and placed on its moorings.

Crew: S Watts (Helm) J Pavitt S McCarthy D Elsemore
 

06.07.13 1500Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to 2 persons on a sandbank at Bideford, Persons were in no trouble as they had a kayak on the bank with them. (False Alarm with good intent)

Crew: P Evans (Helm) S A Clark N Cousins S McCarthy
 

09.07.13 1600 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-502  Launched to a report of 3 persons on a sandbank off Appledore Quay, on arrival the casualties had a small Inflatable on the other side of the Bank. (False Alarm)

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) Glyn Stanbury Divisonal operations manger
 

09.07.13 1702 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a report of 2 children with bikes cut off on a sandbank off Fremington Quay . ILB stood off sandbank while BB took the casualties aboard

Crew: G Stanbury Divisonal operations manger Divisonal techincal manger
 

09.07.13 1703 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-502 Assisted with the above service, casualties and their bikes taken aboard the BB, just as the bank went under, and landed ashore at Fremington Quay.

Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) A Short Glyn Stanbury.
 

13.07.13 1913Hrs  Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-502 launched to a police Incident on the Taw Bridge Barnstaple

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) S Ayres A Hallett
 

19.07.13 1320 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Report of 2 Kayakers in Difficulties off Bideford Bar Buoy. (False Alarm)

Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) D Atkinson N Cousins S McCarthy
 

19.07.13 1815Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Report of 2 Kayakers in Difficulties off of Down end, (False Alarm)

Crew: A Short (Helm) A Hallett G Stanbury N Ayres
 

20.07.13 1628 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Yacht adrift off of Appledore Quay, vessel secured to moorings.
 

20.07.13 1628 Hrs Atlantic 85 Broken down cabin cruiser with 5 pob off churchfields carpark, vessel towed to Instow.

Crew: A Short (Helm) D Atkinson S A Clark N Cousins.
 

22.07.13 1535 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar All weather Lifeboat Launched to a local Fishing vessel with engine problems 3.5 miles NW of the Fairway Buoy, Escorted/Towed to Appledore.

Crew: M Cox (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) D Atkinson A Atkinson S McCarthy N Cousins.
 

22.07.13 1755Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a report of a drifting boat off of Ashford strand Barnstaple, found a small Inflatable with 2 pob Drifting with the tide in no need of assisstance, but recovered another drifting boat off of Fremington Quay.(False Alarm)

Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) A Short C Beer S A Clark
 

25.07.13 1808 Hrs Atlantic 75 LifeboatTamar-class Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a report of a child missing at Saunton beach, Child was found safe and well as ILB was enroute, and was stood down.
ALB also launching, but stood down, when child was found.

ILB Crew: A Short (Helm) A Hallett S Ayres N Ayres
ALB Crew: M Cox(Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) A Atkinson S A Clark S McCarthy D Elsemore
M Williams
 

27.07.13 2040 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a 7mtr boat broken down off of the Appledore Quay, Vessel was towed to Instow. Then tasked to safety boat cover off Northam Burrows for EOD/CG

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) A Hallett D Atkinson M Williams
 

28.07.13 0100 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
Boarding Boat BB-502 Launched to search the River Torridge for a Possible person falling from the Bridge, Person found safe and well nr by.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) N Ayres P Atkinson D Elsemore
 

28.07.13 1635 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a windsurfer off of Westward Ho, Lifeguard on scene but due to weather could not make shore. ILB assisted in taking them ashore.

Crew: P Evans (Helm) A Hallett N Ayres D Atkinson
 

28.07.13 1730 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar All weather Lifeboat Launched to a 7mtr yacht with 2 POB, and steering failure 9 miles NW of the Fairway Buoy. Vessel was towed into Appledore.

Crew: M Cox (Cox) A Short (Mech) G Stanbury P Atkinson S McCarthy D Elsemore J Pavitt.
 

31.07.13 1415Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   Boarding Boat BB-502 Launched to Investigate an object in the water at Barnstaple, while enroute the object was confirmed as a large Mooring Buoy.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) S Ayres J Atkinson S A Clark
 

01.08.13 Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar All Weather Lifeboat  Stood down when boarding the ALB, Going to search for a missing person at saunton beach.
 

01.08.13 Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a missing person off Saunton, person found safe and well as lifeboat was enroute.

Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) D Atkinson J Atkinson N Cousins
 

01.08.13 1311 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 launched to assist a 5mtr Rib broken down off the Fairway buoy. Vsl towed to Appledore.

Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) D Atkinson J Atkinson N Cousins
 

01.08.13 2134 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to assist a17ft with 2 POB off the Bideford Bar, with the Assistance of the ALB the vessel was escorted into Appledore.

Crew: P Evans (Helm) G Stanbury A Short C Beer
 

01.08.13 2200Hrs  Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar All weather Lifeboat Launched to assist the ILB in the Above service

Crew: M Cox (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) J Short P Atkinson S McCarthy D Elsemore A Atkinson
 

07.08.13 1923 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar All weather Lifeboat Launched to a report of 2 missing persons off of Woolacombe beach, persons were found safe and well and all units were stood down.

Crew: O Atkinson (Cox) P Evans (Mech) N Ayres M Williams S McCarthy
 

07.08.13 1923 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to the Above service.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) A Hallett A Short J Short.
 

08.08.13 1905 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Launched to a 5mtr yacht sinking off Instow beach with 3 POB. Vessel pumped out and towed to its moorings, before landing its crew on Instow pier

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) A Hallett M Williams A Short
 

17.08.13 1511 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
  
Tamar All weather Lifeboat Launched to a 23 ft yacht with 1 POB 11 miles SW of Hartland pt, with engine failure and adverse conditions, vessel was taken intow to clovelly, then Appledore (14Hrs service see Video footage on RNLI Web)

Crew: O Atkinson (Cox) P Evans (Mech) S A Clark M Williams D Atkinson J Short
 

18.08.13 1836 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to assist a yacht adrift off of Bideford, towed vessel to safe moorings, On the way back to the station, they assisted a yacht fouled on the RNLI Moorings .

Crew: A Short (Helm) N Cousins M Sykes S McCarthy .
 

18.08.13 1855Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   Boarding Boat BB-546 Launched to assist ILB with a yacht fouled on the RNLI Mooring in the pool.

Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) S Moles
 

19.08.13 1856 Hrs  Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a male in the Water off the Gaiety slip. person recovered and landed ashore.

Crew: A Short (Helm) J Short Glyn Stanbury.
 

20.08.13 1833 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Diverted from Exercise following a 999 call ,reporting of a speed boat broken down and taking water with 5 POB off Churchfields slipway, as the ILB arrived on scene the casualty managed to restart his engine and creep back into churchfields. Then retasked to Investigate a submerged vessel off of Bideford Quay, On Arrival they found a part submerged vessel in the main channel. Vessel was towed to the river bank  and handed back to its owner.

Crew: A Short (Helm) S Moles M Sykes P Atkinson
 

22.08.13 1615 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-546 Launched to 3 Boys on Newqauy Ridge cut off by the tide. Boys were waiting for their boat to float off the ridge, which was on the Instow side of the ridge. BB escorted them once afloat to the beach at Instow.

Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) J Atkinson D Atkinson N Cousins.
 

23.08.13 1400Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-546 Launched to a female on the Pullies Ridge, the Female was confused on how to get off the ridge. A crew member assisted her back off the ridge to the shore.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) Glyn Stanbury M Sykes
 

25.08.13 1100Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar All wether Lifeboat While returning from a Exercise a windsurfer was seen waving for help at the mouth of the River Torridge, the windsurfer was taken aboard the AWB and taken back to the lifeboat station.

Crew: M Cox (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) Glyn Stanbury D Elsemore P Atkinson N Cousins N Ayres M Sykes
 

27.08.13 1400 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-546 Launched to assist a couple in an Inflatable Dinghy, which was aground nr Crow point, Inflatable was carried over the sandbank into deeper water and escorted back to Appledore.

Crew: S Watts (Helm) G Stanbury M Cox
 

04.09.13 1655Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-546 Launched to a dog trapped on a sand bank off Fremington Quay, animal was seen to have made shore safe and well,after the BB crew managed to find the 1st Informant, Coastguards and lifeboat spent 20 mins searching the area before standing down.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) Glyn Stanbury M Williams S A Clark.
 

20.09.13 1720Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-546 Launched to a report of a Dory adrift in the river Torridge nr Little America. Once on scene the Boarding boat came across the vessels owner who confirmed the vessel had parted its mooring after a large tree had hit it. The owner was happy he required no assistance so the boarding boat RTS.

Crew J Pavitt (Helm) J Atkinson Glyn Stanbury.
 

22.09.13 1225 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-546 Launched following several 999 calls to theCG that 3 red flares had been sighted in the vicinty of the Torridge Bridge. Once on scene the BB crew came across the fire Brigade damping down a flare fire, and also confirmed by police that youths were seen firing flares in the Northam area (Torridge Bridge), all search units were stood down (False alarm)

Crew: A Short (Helm) S Ayres S Moles D Elsemore.
 

25.09.13 1515 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a capsized Kayak on Bideford Bar, One Adult and One Dog recovered from the water, Boath were landed back at the station along with the Kayak.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) A Atkinson J Atkinson Glyn Stanbury.
 

06.10.13 1035 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar All weather Lifeboat Launched to a 23 ft cabin cruiser taking water with 3 pob nr Lundy Island. Vessel was towed to Lundy, then Instow.

Crew: M Cox (Cox) J Pavitt (Mech) A Short S A Clark Glyn Stanbury P Atkinson S McCarthy
 

06.10.13 1845 Hrs Appledore RNLI Boarding Boat
   BB-546 While boarding the Boarding boat from previous call out,  the boat was tasked to a broken down speed boat nr crow point. The Boarding boat crew managed to restart the casualties engine so it could proceed on its own back to Braunton.

Crew: A Short (Helm) S A Clark P Atkinson
 

16.10.13 1456 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
    Atlantic 85 Launched to a windsurfer in Difficulties near the River Caen, ILB searched the area, with nothing found. The casualty was spotted safely ashore by CG's

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) Glyn Stanbury N Cousins J Pavitt
 

21.12.13  Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar Class Lifeboat Requested to launch for a windsurfer in Difficulties off saunton sands. Surfer made shore as boat was launching. boat stood down.

21.12.13 Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a report of a windsurfer in difficulties off of Saunton sands, as boat was being launched the windsurfer made shore safe and well, Boat was stood down.
 

23.12.13 1016 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a 20ft cabin cruiser adrift between Instow and Appledore, Unsure if any one aboard. On arrival,their was no-one aboard the vessel,and it washed ashore at crow point. Vessel was made secured by its anchor and left in its postion for its owner to recover.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) G Stanbury J Atkinson C Beer
 

29.12.13 1704 Hrs Atlantic 75 LifeboatTamar-class Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 paged to a surfer in Difficulties off Woolacombe beach. Launch cancelled as surfer made shore safe and well as boat was prepairing t launch.
   Tamar class paged also to back up the ILB to the above service, due to darkness setting in

31.12.13 1129 Hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat
   Atlantic 85 Launched to a person in the water off Croyde beach.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) A Short D Atkinson S Ayres
 

31.12.13 1129 Hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat
   Tamar Class Launched to a person in the water at Croyde.

Crew: M Cox (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) N Ayres A Atkinson A Hallett.