Callout No. 18

1stSeptember 2015

Launched on service to a Trimaran some 7.5 miles NE of station with sail damage and engine failure. Casualty vessel towed to Levington Marina.

Crew: T.Halls, R.Farrance, S.Berry, J.Hale, K.Leech, A.Luton
Launched: 13:00 RFS: 16:2-Weather: SunnyWind: S Force 3Sea: Calm

Callout No. 14

14thAugust 2015

Launched to reported person in the water in Albion Breakwater area. Extensive search carried out along side Rescue Helicopter and Coastguard Teams but nothing found. Stood down and returned to station once area search complete.

Crew: T Halls , R Bettany, K Bruce R Wyatt, K Leech, D Steggles, A Luton
Launched: 21:00 RFS: 23:20Weather: DarkWind: NW Force 3 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 13

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4thAugust 2015

Launched to reported missing person in the water along Frinton Sea Front. Lifeboat stood down shortly after launching after person found safe and well.

Crew: R Farrance, R Wyatt, S Berry, A Luton
Launched: 13:10 RFS: 13:30Weather: SunnyWind: S Force 4 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 12

24thJuly 2015

Launched on service to Yacht issuing a PanPan that had suffered blown sails and an overheating engine, 20 miles South East of station. Once one scene and with the prevailing conditions and greater distance to Harwich it was agreed to tow the Yacht to Ramsgate. Once casualty along side in Ramsgate lifeboat headed back to station.

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, R Bettany, K Bruce, S Berry, M Rayner, J Hale
Launched: 18:50 RFS: 03:30Weather: RainWind: N Gusting Force 7 Sea: Rough

Callout No. 11

23rdJune 2015

Requested to launch to Inflatable that had been drifting 1 mile East of station. Lifeboat stood down as casualty had made it back to shore

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, S Berry, J Hale
Launched: 15:57 RFS: - Weather: SunnyWind: SW Force 3 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 9

9thJuly 2015

Launched on service after a Mayday was received from a Yacht 9 miles south east of Station. Yacht has been aground but managed to get him self free, checks were make to ensure all was ok. Lifeboat was released from the scene as Yacht was happy to continue on its passage.

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, R Wyatt, S Berry, M Rayner, C Poole, A Luton
Launched: 12:01 RFS: 13:30Weather: SunnyWind: Force 3 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 8

4thJune 2015

Launched on service to Yacht around 10 miles east of Walton Pier, aground on the Long Sand Head. A towline was rigged to the yacht and as the tide flooded the yacht was pulled clear. As checks were made by the crew on board to ensure that all was working as expected casualty vessel was towed a short way clear of the banks where they continue on their way.

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, R Bettany, K Bruce, S Berry, J Hale, D Steggles
Launched: 19:10 RFS: 21:45Weather: GoodWind: S Force 2 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 7

23rdMay 2015

Lifeboat launched on service to a yacht 13 miles south of Station with a broken rudder. With the inability to steer a crew member was put aboard to rig a tow. Yacht was towed to Brightlingsea.

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, K Bruce, S Berry, K Leech
Launched: 02:30 RFS: 08:15Weather: ClearWind: S Force 5 Sea: Slight

Callout No. 6

16thMay 2015

Launched on service to Yacht located in the South Cork with a fouled propeller. Lifeboat arrived to scene and attempts were made to free the yacht from the lobster pot it had become fouled on. With limited manoeuvrability Yacht was towed to Levington Marina to allow for investigation to take place. Lifeboat returned to station a short while after.

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, R Bettany, K Bruce, M Rayner, K Leech, D Steggles
Launched: 14:38 RFS: 18:06Weather: SunnyWind: NW Force 4Sea: Slight

Callout No. 5

13thMay 2015

Launched on service to Fishing boat with engine failure 10 miles south of Station. While on route repairs were being made to boats engines, lifeboat arrived on scene and stood by while repairs continued. Casualty managed to repair engine and continue on passage. Lifeboat returned to station.

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, R Wyatt, S Berry, J Hale, C Poole, A Luton
Launched: 09:45 RFS: 11:16Weather: SunnyWind: S Force 4Sea: Calm

Callout No. 3

4thApril 2015

Launched to assist motor yacht aground on Foulness Sand 15 miles SSW of Station. Crew member put aboard to assist, tow line passed and vessel pulled clear of sand. Vessel made its own way to Burnham escorted by lifeboat.

Crew: T Halls, R Bettany, K Bruce, S Berry,J Hale, K Leech & A Luton
Launched: 16:46 RFS: 01:15Weather: FineWind: NilSea: Calm

Callout No. 2

28thMarch 2015

Re-Launched to relive Harwich Lifeboat standing by 260 metre container ship ANL Warringa with 28 POB, container ship with engine failure and dragging anchor close to Greater Gabbard Wind Farm 27 Miles East of Station. On arrival of tug Lifeboat released to return to station

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, R Bettany, S Berry, J Hale, K Leech & D Steggles
Launched: 16:48 RFS: 01:00Weather: CloudyWind: SW Force 5 Sea: Moderate

Callout No. 1

28thMarch 2015

Launched to stand by 260 metre container ship ANL Warringa with 28 POB, container ship with engine failure and dragging anchor close to Greater Gabbard Wind Farm 27 Miles East of Station.

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, S Berry, J Hale, K Leech & C Poole
Launched: 10:35 RFS: 14:28Weather: CloudWind: SW Force 4/5 Sea: Moderate
Yacht Burlesque under tow in heavy swells - RNLI Walton and Frinton Lifeboat

Callout No. 14

28thJuly 2014

Launch after Mayday from yacht Burlesque, 34ft with 2POB with jammed sails and experiencing adverse conditions. Survey vessel Cefas Endeavour gave a lee to enable crew member to board yacht and attach towline. Yacht then towed to Shotley Marina.

Crew: G Edwards, K Bigwood, R Farrance, R Bettany, K Bruce, S Berry & D Steggles
Launched: 18:16 RFS: 22:50Weather: FineWind: N/NE Force 7/8 Sea: Rough with heavy confused swell.

Callout No. 13

25thJuly 2014

Launched to assist Yacht Mystere 4POB aground on SW Sunk Sands, 13 Miles South of Station. Y Boat used to run towline to yacht and one yacht crew taken on board lifeboat. Yacht pulled clear of sands undamaged and resumed passage to Calais.

Crew: G Edwards, T Halls, K Bigwood, R Farrance, S Berry, D Steggles & A Luton
Launched: 06:22 RFS: 09:26Weather: FineWind: NE Force 3/4 Sea: light with breaking Surf on sands
Yacht ballad under tow in heavy swells - RNLI Walton and Frinton Lifeboat

Callout No. 11

9thJuly 2014

Launched to assist yacht Balladwith engine failure and suffering adverse weather conditions 2 miles off Holland Haven. Tow attached and yacht taken into lee of land to assess a reported earlier gas leak. Gas had been dispersed by opening hatches. Yacht then taken in tow to Titchmarsh Marina.

Crew: T Halls,K Bigwood, R Farrance, K Bruce, S Berry, M Rayner, C Poole
Launched: 17:48 RFS: 21:45 Weather: Overcast Wind: NNW 8/9 (40Knots) Sea: Rough

Callout No. 9 / 10

2ndJuly 2014

Launched to assist grounded yacht some 11 Miles SSE of Pier Head on the Middle Sunk Sand. On arrival yacht hard aground, 2 crew taken off by Y Boat and LB returned to pier. LB re­-launched later, put crew aboard and towed yacht off sands and into Brightlingsea..

Crew: G Edwards, T Halls, K Bruce, S Berry, M Rayner, J Hale & D Steggles
Launched: 19:06 Wednesday RFS: 04:40 ThursdayWeather: Fine Wind: South 3Sea: Slight

Callout No. 7 / 8

8thJune 2014

Launched to assist in search for missing person from yacht sunk after collision with dredger, near Cross Bouy - Harwich Deep water channel 9 Miles NE of pier. One person rescued by dredger after incident.

Extensive search with Harwich Lifeboats, Aldeburgh Lifeboat and numerous vessels as well as helicopter.Search continued overnight and body recovered by divers Monday afternoon.

Crew: G Edwards, K Bigwood, R Bettany, K Bruce, S Berry, M Rayner, J Hale & D Steggles
Launched: 14:41 Sunday RFS: 16:05 MondayWeather: FineWind: SE Force 2 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 6

7thJune 2014

Launched to assist American yacht Arwen Evenstar experiencing fuel problems and unable to make headway due to lack of wind and adverse tide. Yacht taken in tow and later lifeboat crew member put on board and succeeded in restating engine. Tow released off the Naze and yacht made its won way to Shotley Marina.

Crew: G Edwards, K Bigwood, K Bruce, M Rayner, & K Leech
Launched: 13:53 RFS: 17:25Weather: FineWind: SE Force 2 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 5

25thMay 2014

Launched to assist Dutch yacht Carpe Diem, near Long Sand Head 15 miles East of Pier, with engine failure in calm conditions. Towed to Shotley Marina.

Crew: G Edwards, T Halls, R Wyatt, M Rayner,J Hale & C Poole
Launched: 20:07 RFS: 22:32Weather: FineWind: SE Force 2 Sea: Calm

Callout No. 4

24thApril 2014

Launched to search for dog reported in sea close to the pier. Y boat launched to carry out search inshore while lifeboat searched with flares and search lights. Nothing found and search called off.

Crew: T Halls, K Bigwood, R Farrance, R Bettany S Berry & J Hale
Launched: 20:28 RFS: 21:45Weather: FineWind: NE Force 4Sea: Slight

Callout No. 2

2ndApril 2014

Paged to assist in search for missing dog close to pier. Dog was spotted swimming away from shore so a member of crew put a dry suit on and retrieved the dog from the water.

Crew:
Launched: RFS: Weather: Wind: Sea:

Callout No. 2

28thMarch 2014

Re-Launched to relive Harwich Lifeboat standing by 260 metre container ship ANL Warringa with 28 POB, container ship with engine failure and dragging anchor close to Greater Gabbard Wind Farm 27 Miles East of Station. On arrival of tug Lifeboat released to return to station

Crew: T Halls, R Farrance, R Bettany, S Berry, J Hale, K Leech & D Steggles
Launched: 16:48 RFS: 01:00Weather: CloudyWind: SW Force 5 Sea: Moderate

Callout No. 1

26thFebruary 2014

Launched to joing search for 2 suspected persons overboard in entrance to Harwich Harbour from ferry Stena Britannica. Searched togther with Harwich lifeboats, helicopters and numerous other vessels around Harwich approach channel and coastline as fas as Bawdsey. Nothing found and search called off.

Crew: G Edwards, T Halls, K Bigwood, R Wyatt, S Berry, D Steggles & C Poole
Launched: 10:05 RFS: 13:55Weather: CloudyWind: SW Force 4 Sea: Slight