APPLEDORE RNLI STATION

SAVING LIVES AT SEA

2010 Shouts (Year Total 68)

 

3-Nov-2010 8Tamar 16-06 (Relief Lifeboat) Jean Howard under  tow.1136hrs

Launched to the 46ft fishing vessel "Jean Howard", who had suffered steering failure near Hartland Point. Vessel was taken in tow for Appledore.

Crew: M Cox (Cox'n), O. Atkinson (Mech), D. Atkinson, J. Atkinson, P. Atkinson, J. Pavitt

13-Nov-2010 1404hrsAtlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a body-boarder being swept out to sea off Woolacombe Beach. As the ILB proceeded, 2 surfers paddled out to assist Boarder. The casualty was escorted ashore before the ILB arrived on scene. The ILB was soon stood down.

Crew: N Ayres (Helm), S. Jenkins, L. Newcombe
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT

24.10.10 1220hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

Launched following a report of a Father and Son missing in the water off Westward Ho,. After a shorline search the two were found ashore safe and well and all units stood down.

Crew: O. Atkinson (Cox'n), S Bradburn (Mech), A Hallett, J Pavitt, D Atkinson, J Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT, Rescue Helicopter R-169

24-Oct-2010 1218hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched following a report of a Father and son missing in the water off Westward Ho. After a shoreline search the pair were found safe and well ashore, and all units stood down.

Crew: A Short (Helm), N, Ayres, L. Newcombe
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT, Rescue Helicopter R-169

19-Oct-2010 1823hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

While preparing for an exercise, the station took a call from the coastguards saying a yacht was adrift in the River Torridge. The ILB located the yacht, with no-one aboard, and towed it to a safe mooring.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) N Ayres L Newcombe.

12-Oct-2010 Atlantic 75 1921hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Request to launch, following a call to say a male was threatening to jump from Bideford Quay, when the ILB arrived on scene, it was reported the male was safe and well and could return to station.

Crew: P Evans (Helm), N. Ayres, S. A. Clark.
Other Assisting Units: Devon & Cornwall Police, Westward Ho CRT
 

12-Oct-2010 (Stand Down) 1150hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Station took a phone call from the coastguards, saying a dog was in difficulties 1/2 a mile off puttsborough Beach, and that a male was going to attempt to swim out to it, as crew were changing another call was taken that the animal had made shore safe and well and stand boat down.

06-Oct-2010 (Stand Down ) 1620hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Request launch of the ILB to a kite surfer thought to be in difficulties nr the lifeboat station, as crew were changing, the kite surfer could be seen from the station ashore safe and well, so launch was cancelled.

28-Sep-2010 Boarding Boat BB-502 1306hrs

Launched to assist ILB in searching for a female thought to be in the water near the station. A women was found on the mud flats in a distressed condition and airlifted to hospital by Sea King helicopter.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm), J Atkinson, S Moles.
Other Assisting units: Westward Ho CRT Devon& Cornwall Police, Helicopter R-169

28-Sep-2010 1304 hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Requested to launch for a female thought to be in the water near the station. The female was found on the mud flats in a distressed condition by the crew, and flown to hospital by rescue helicopter.

Crew: N. Ayres (Helm), O. Atkinson, S. Jenkins
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT Devon & Cornwall Police. Helicopter R-169

 

27-Sep-2010 1855hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

 

Launched to the 28ft becalmed yacht Lazy Bones who had suffered engine failure. With 2 POB off Morte Point, the yacht was taken in tow to Appledore where the engine could be repaired.

Crew: M Cox (Cox'n), G. Stanbury (Mech), A. Atkinson, N. Ayres, A. Short, J. Atkinson, S.Moles.
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT

 

23-Sep-2010 1512hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

 

Launched to a male cut off by the tide on Zulu Bank, as the ILB made its was the casualty was observed by the station as being chest deep in the gut making his way ashore, as the ILB arrived in the area the casualty made shore safe and well. so the ILB returned to station.

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) J Pavitt, O Atkinson.
Other Assisting Units: WestwardHo CRT Westward Ho Lifeguards.

19-Sep-2010 1630hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a broken down motor boat Near the torridge Bridge. Vessel with one person onboard was Towed back to its moorings.

Crew: S.Watts (Helm), A. Short, S. A. Clark

17-Sep-2010 Stood Down

Requested to launch to a windsurfer near the Lifeboat station. When crew arrived at station, the wind surfer was out of danger.

16-Sep-2010 1208hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

While leaving the refueling berth, the lifeboat was summoned to a yacht with a fouled propeller at 100yrds away, The yacht was taken in tow to Appledore quay.

Crew: M.Cox (Cox), O. Atkinson (Mech), W.Shilson DEE/S (Divisonal Electronics Engineer/South Divison)

 

09-Sep-2010 Boarding Boat BB-502 2148hrs

Boarding boat launched to back up the ILB, as there were reports of now 2 person's in the water at Bideford. The boarding boat stood down once confirmed that both were now out of the water.

Crew: P Evans (Helm), O. Atkinson, M. Williams, S. A. Clark
Other Assisting Units: Devon & Cornwall Police, Devon Ambulance Service, Westward Ho CRT.
 

09-Sep-2010 2145hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a female in the water at Bideford Quay. When the Boat Launched it was found that a Police officer had also entered the water to assist and when the ILB arrived on scene the pair were being helped out of the water by bystanders.

Crew: A.Short(Helm), A. Hallett, D. Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Devon& Cornwall Police, Devon Ambulance, Westward Ho CRT.
 

09-Sep-2010 2031hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to Assist with 500ton dredger which was derelict. Adrift in the river Taw, the crew were only to make sure no one was aboard the vessel, the ship was being monitored while drifting up and down the river on the tide.

Crew: A Short (helm) A Hallett J Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Instow CRT Croyde CRT. MCA
 

07-Sep-2010 2025hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a small boat drifting down the river Taw at Yelland. When the ILB arrived on scene, it was noted that the vessel had broken away from its moorings at Fremington quay. The boat was towed back to moorings near the Lifeboat Station.

Crew: N Allman(Helm), D. Atkinson, S. A. Clark

07-Sep-2010 1820hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

While on Exercise the ILB was diverted by coastguards following a call from Devon & Cornwall Police to a male in the water at Bideford. Further details followed 5 mins later to stand down as the casualty was in Brixham Harbour.

Crew: A. Short (helm), N. Allman, S. A. Clark
Other Assisting Units Westward Ho CRT, Instow CRT

07-Sep-2010 1820hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

While on Exercise the AWB was Diverted by Coastguards following a call from Devon & Cornwall police to a male in the water at Bideford Quay. Further details followed 5 mins later to stand down as the casualty was in Brixham Harbour.

Crew: M. Cox (Cox), P. Evans (Mech), A. Hallett, N. Ayres, S. Jenkins, S. Bradburn
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT, Instow CRT
 

04-Sep-2010 2002hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched following a 999 call from a father on Westward Ho beach, saying his 11 yr old son was surfing, and had lost sight of him. As the ILB was nearing the scene a call came to say the 11yr old was out of the water and was safe and well.

Crew: N. Ayres (Helm), A. Hallett, S. A. Clark
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT.

23-Aug-2010 1530hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

ILB Launched to assist 3 persons trapped on rocks with an incoming tide at Putts Borough Beach. The Helicopter and ILB arrived at the same time, so the helicopter winched the casualties to safety while the lifeboat stood by.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm), S. Moles, S. A. Clark
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT, Helicopter R-169
 

23-Aug-2010 1430hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to 2 teenage boys in the water at Instow, the ILB arrived on scene just as they boys exited the water safe and well.

Crew: J. Pavitt (Helm), S. Moles, S. A. Clark
Other Assisting Units Westward Ho CRT
 

19-Aug-2010 1644hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a small Dinghy seen drifting in the river Torridge between Instow and Appledore, ILB Located the Dinghy with no-one in it and towed it back to Appledore.

Crew: J. Pavitt (Helm), J. Atkinson, M. Williams
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT
 

17-Aug-2010 Boarding Boat BB-502 1831hrs

Launched to a dinghy adrift near Bideford Quay. When on scene there was no-one aboard the vessel and it was towed back to Bideford Quay.

Crew: J. Atkinson (Helm), S. Moles, M. Peters
 

15-Aug-10 1825hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to assist the All weather lifeboat and Ilfracombe lifeboat in a search in Bideford Bay.

Crew: A. Short (Helm), S. Moles, S. A. Clark
 

15-Aug-2010 1825hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

Launched to assist Ilfracombe Lifeboat in a search after a small fishing boat was found drifting in Bideford Bay. After 30mins of searching it was found. The vessel had come from Wales the previous day. All were safe and well ashore!

Crew: O Atkinson (Cox) P Evans (Mech) N Ayres S Jenkins D Atkinson J Short G Stanbury
Other Assisting Units: Ilfracombe RNLI, Helicopter R 169, CroydeCRT
 

10-Aug-2010 1907hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

While on Exercise the lifeboat was Diverted to Investigate of a poss 2 persons in the water off Croyde beach, On Arrival the ALB found 2 surfers leaving the water and in no Difficulty. Once confirmed the lifeboat proceeded with its exercise.

Crew: O. Atkinson (Cox), P. Evans (Mech), A. Atkinson, J. Pavitt, J. Atkinson, J. Short.
 

02-Aug-2010 1520hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Request Launch following a 999 Call to say 3 Children were missing in the water off saunton Sands Beach, just as the boat launched the boys Exited the water safe and well so all units were stood down.

Crew: M. Cox (Helm), D. Atkinson, J. Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT
 

28-July-2010 Boarding Boat BB-502 1627hrs

Just as the crew were finishing a capsize drill, the station recived a call to say a male was in the water off Appledore quay trying to swim towards Instow and was being carried away by the incoming tide. As the boat launched the station had another call to say he had managed to make shore safe and well a little further up river.

Crew: J Pavitt (Helm), N. Ayres, S. Jenkins
 

27-Aug-10 1600hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a 16ft fishing boat Broken down in Bideford bay with 2 POB, Vessel taken in tow and towed back to Appledore.

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) S Jenkins D Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT

18-July-2010 2057 hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a small Boat adrift nr the Torridge Bridge, When on scene it was found to have broken its moorings with no one onboard, vessel was towed back to Appledore.

Crew: S. Watts (Helm), J. Pavitt, A. Hallet
 

18-July-2010 Boarding Boat BB-502

Crew stood down as they arrived at station. Incident on Torridge Bridge with Devon & cornwall Police
 

15-July-2010 1056hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched following a call by the LOM to 2 kitesurfers in Difficulty off of Crow point, As the ILB arrived on scene the casualties had ditched there gear and swam for the shore. The ILB recovered all gear and the 2 males and took them back to their Departure point.

Crew: J. Pavitt (Helm), J. Atkinson, S. Moles
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT
 

10-Jul-2010 Boarding boat BB-502 1420hrs

Launched to assist ILB in a search for 2 canoest with children onboard in difficulties nr the lifeboat, the casualties were found by the lifeboats near crow point and escorted back to Appledore

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

10-July-2010 1420hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to assist 2 canoest with children onboard in Difficulties Nr the lifeboat, the casualties were found by the lifeboats near crow point and escorted back to Appledore.

Crew: G Stanbury (Helm), A. Hallet, S.A. Clark

30-June-2010 1920hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a 17ft speedboat which had an engine fire and could not re-start their engines, the casualty was towed back to Instow.

Crew: J Pavitt, S. Moles, S.A. Clark
Other Assisting Units: Instow CRT, Devon & Somerset Fire Brigade.

29.06.10 BB-502 1139hrs

Request launch from Devon & Cornwall police following the finding of two pairs of children's shoes on the riverbank at Barnstaple. Following a search of the area, nothing found all units were stood down. After more enquires the police located the 2 children safe and well ashore and at school.

Crew: N Ayres (Helm), D. Atkinson, J. Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT, Devon & Cornwall Police, Rescue Helicopter 169.

24-June-2010 Stand down 1935hrs

Paged to launch for a dog being swept away by the tide at Instow Beach. As crew were being assembled the animal made shore safe and well.

 

24-June-2010 Stand Down 1900hrs

Paged to 2 persons cut off by the tide at Baggy Point. The crew stood down as boat was being launched as casualties made shore safe and well.

19-June-2010 1344hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to an 18ft RIB with Engine Failure off Greencliffe Westward Ho, Vessel was Towed back to Instow.

Crew: N.Ayres (helm), J.Atkinson, S.A.Clark

13-June-2010 2235hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a large trimaran fouled up on a naviagation buoy near the lifeboat station. The casualty was freed from the buoy and escorted to safe moorings.

Crew: N.Ayres (Helm), J.Pavitt, A.Short

 

08-June-2010 Boarding Boat BB-502 0125hrs

Launched to a female who may have jumped from the Torridge Bridge. After a thorough search of the area - and nothing found - all units were stood down.

Crew N.Allman (Helm), D. Atkinson, S. Moles
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT, Instow CRT, Devon & Cornwall Police

 

08-June-2010 0115hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a female who may have jumped off the Torridge Bridge, After a thorough search of the River, a nd nothing, found all units were stood down.

Crew: N Ayres (Helm) S Watts S A Clark
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT, Instow CRT, Devon & Cornwall Police

04-June-2010 1742hrs Tyne-class Lifeeboat

Launched to Assist the ILB in Refloating a Cabin Cruiser on rocks at Down End, Vessel Refloated by All Weather Lifeboat and Towed back to Appledore by the Inshore Lifeboat.

Crew: M.Cox (Cox'n), J.Pavitt (Mech), A.Atkinson, M.Williams, A.Hallet, P.Atkinson.
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT , Croyde Lifeguards

04-June-2010 1700hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to Cabin Cruiser Ashore on Rocks at Down End, ILB placed one man ashore to assess the situation, Before calling for back up and pump from the ALB.

Crew: A.Short (Helm), O.Atkinson, J.Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT, Croyde Lifeguards

24-May-2010 1952hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a possible surfer in Difficulties off Baggy Point, When ILB arrived on scene they found the casualty Happily fishing.(False Alarm)

Crew: J.Pavitt(HELM) A Hallet, G.Stanbury
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT Helicopter R169

20-May-2010 2052hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

Launched to the fisging vessel Bruno of Sutton with 2 pob. She was broken down 7 nautical miles east of Lundy. The vessel was towed, in dense fog, back to Appledore.

Crew: M.Cox (cox'n), G. Stanbury (mech), A. Hallett, D. Atkinson, M. Williams, S. Moles
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT

16-May-2010 1530hrs Boarding Boat BB-502

Launched to assist Devon and Cornwall Police to a female threatening to jump from the Taw Bridge at Barnstaple. As the boat was proceeding to the scene, a report came through to say the female was safe and well in police custody. On this information, all units stood-down.

Crew:A.Short (helm), S.Watts, J.Atkinson, G.Stanbury
Other Assisting Units: Devon & Cornwall police, Instow CRT, Rescue Helicopter 169

 

16-May-2010 1026hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

Launched to assist a 24ft fishing boat with 2 persons on board, (pob), with engine problems at the Middle Ridge Buoy and needs urgent assistance. The ALB arrived on scene and took the vessel in tow to Appledore.

Crew: M.Cox (cox), P.Evans (Mech), G.Stanbury, N.Ayres, P.Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Rescue Helicopter 169

 

12-May-2010 0930hrs Boarding Boat BB-502

Launched boarding boat following a report by a member of the public of a yacht drifting down the river Torridge. The boarding boat found a yacht adrift with no-one onboard and towed it to safe moorings at Appledore.

Crew: M.Cox (Helm), O.Atkinson.
Other assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT

03-May-2010 0819hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched following a 999 call to the coastguards of a small boat Adrift off of Instow,and not sure if anyone was onboard. The lifeboat found the Boat Drifting with no-one onboard and Towed the vessel to a mooring as it had parted its own.

Crew: A.Short (Helm) G.Stanbury S A Clark.

 

02-May-2010 1000hrs Boarding Boat BB-502

Whilst performing routine training on the all-weather lifeboat on its moorings, the boathouse called to say a kite surfer was in difficulties astern of the Boat at approx 1/2nm distance. The boarding-boat picked up a Kite surfer and landed her ashore safe and well near by, before resuming training on the all weather boat.

Crew: M.Cox (Helm), P.Evans, S. Moles.

19-Apr-2010 1906hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Members of the public reported that a yacht may be adrift off instow, the ILB was launched to investigate,the crew found the yacht in question fouled up in its moorings. once the crew made sure the yacht was secured they returned to station. False Alarm.

Crew: N.Ayres (Helm), A. Hallet, J. Short

16-Apr-2010 2101hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

The ILB was requested to launch to a report of a dinghy capsized in the River Taw with 2 persons on board, (POB). When the lifeboat arrived on scene nothing could be found. After a search the ILB came across 2 lads fishing off a hulk of a fishing boat. The lads were taken ashore as they would have been on the wreck for several hours. A False Alarm.

Crew: J.Pavitt (Helm), A.Hallet, J.Short
Other Assisting Units: Instow CRT

16-Apr-2010 0845hrs Boardfing Boat BB-502 ( 1 Stand Down)

Launching for a missing Elderly Lady in Barnstaple, launch cancelled as lady was found safe and well ashore.

15-Apr-2010 1803hrs Tamar-class Lifeboat

The Tamars First Service! Appledores all-weather Tamar-class lifeboat launched to several calls to coxswain of a 25m Ex Fishing Vessel adrift in the River Taw. The vessel was taken in tow and returned to its moorings at Yelland.

Crew: M.Cox (Coxswain), O.Atkinson (Mech), A.Hallet, J.Pavitt, G.Stanbury, A.Short, D.Atkinson, J.Atkinson, J.Short

15-Apr-2010 1407hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

ILB requested to launch to a report of 2 children being blown out to sea off westward ho beach in an Inflatable Dinghy, R169 on scene and reported that the children were now safe and well on the beach, The ILB was stood down when nearly on scene.

Crew: J.Pavitt (Helm) O.Atkinson J.Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT Rescue Helicopter 169

29-Mar-2010 1655hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Appledore's Atlantic 75 launched to a report of a small yacht adrift off Instow Beach. The ILB located the yacht with no-one onboard and towed it to a secure mooring.

Crew: A.Atkinson (Helm), J.Atkinson, S.Moles
Other Assisting Units: Instow CRT

17-Mar-2010 1946hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

The ILB launched to a 5mtr fishing boat broken down at anchor at Barnstaple. The Iifeboat towed the vessel to Castle Quay, Barnstaple so it could be recovered from the water.

Crew: A.Atkinson (Helm), D.Atkinson, S.A Clark
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT

08-Mar-2010 0740hrs Boarding Boat BB-502

Launched Borarding Boat (BB-502) to a female threatening to jump from the Torridge Bridge. The lifeboat stood by while police coaxed the female off the Bridge.

Crew: G.Stanbury (Helm),A.Atkinson J.Pavitt
Other Assisting Units: Devon & Cornwall Police, Devon Ambulance, Westward Ho CRT Instow CRT

06-Mar-2010 1940 hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to several reports of a red flare in the river Taw. Area Searched with nothing found. False Alarm with good intent

Crew: J.Pavitt (Helm) N.Ayres J.Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT

01-Mar-10 0722hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Launched to a report of an 18-20ft boat adrift in the River Torridge Near the Old Bridge, The ILB found the vessel with no-one onboard,so it was placed on a secure mooring.

Crew: G.Stanbury(helm) A.Short S.A.Clark.
Other Assisting Units: Westward Ho CRT.

05-Jan-2010 2316hrsBoarding Boat BB-502

Appledore's Boarding Boat BB-502 launched to Assist the ILB after red flares were seen in the River Torridge/Taw near Crow point. After a short while and a quick search of the River it was deemed the flares had come from inside the Burrows Area Inland. False Alarm.

Crew: N.Ayres (Helm) J.Pavitt R.Morne
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT

05-Jan-2010 2314hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

The ILB launched following several reports of a red flare seen in the River Torridge/Taw area near Crow point. After a short while and a quick search of the River it was Deemed the Flare came from inside the Burrows Inland. False Alarm.

Crew: A.Short (Helm) G.Stanbury A.Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT

04-Jan-2010 1843 hrs Boarding Boat BB-502

Boarding Boat BB-502 Requested to launched to a Dog trapped on a sandbank near the White House at Crow Point. The owner had tried to rescue the dog, and found it too dangerous. The local rescue helicopter on exercise nearby at the time offered to help and airlifted the animal to safety.

Crew: N.Ayres (Helm) A.Hallet D.Atkinson
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT, Helicopter R-169

01-Jan-2010 1627hrs Atlantic 75 Lifeboat

Appledore's ILB launched to a paddle-boarder possibly in difficulties off Baggy Point. Rescue helicopter R-169 overflew the area and reported that the boarder appeared to be without difficulty. The ILB continued to the scene to confirm the initial report. As darkness was closing in, the crewman aboard the boarder took advice from the crew and a lift ashore.

Crew: G.Stanbury (Helm) A.Atkinson A Short
Other Assisting Units: Croyde CRT, Helicopter R-169