Operating both D Class and Atlantic 75 RNLI inshore lifeboats – The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea
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*Launch* Blyth RNLI volunteer crew paged at 00.29 on Wednesday 18 July

July 21st, 2017 Posted in Service Calls 2017 |

Blyth RNLI volunteer crew paged at 00.29 on Wednesday 18 July

The volunteer crew had been requested by UK Coastguard and the Port of Blyth to come to the aid of a stricken vessel in the River Blyth

The Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat the Vic & Billie Whiffen was launched at 00.34 and proceeded north up the River Blyth towards the ash dock where the stricken angling boat was located.

The casualty vessel had suffered mechanical failure and were not far from returning to their moorings.

The inshore lifeboat proceeded to tow the vessel to Blyth Boating Association where it was safely secured at 00.54.

The volunteer crew then returned to the lifeboat station and the Atlantic 75 was made ready for service at 1.10am

 

Library image of Blyth RNLI Atlantic 75 Inshore Lifeboat

RNLI/Robin Palmer

Blyth Coffee Morning Saturday 8th July

July 1st, 2017 Posted in Fundraising & Events |

Blyth Coffee Morning Saturday 11th February

Northumberland Music Festival raises awareness of the RNLI

June 27th, 2017 Posted in Fundraising & Events |

https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2017/june/26/northumberland-music-festival-raises-awareness-of-the-rnli

Friday 23 June 5.01pm *Launch*

June 26th, 2017 Posted in Service Calls 2017 |
Blyth RNLI launched in response to angling boat in need of assistance
 
On Friday 23 June at 5.01pm volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI responded to their pagers.
 
They had been requested by UK Coastguard to launch both their B and D inshore class lifeboats to reports of a 22ft angling boat in need of assistance approximately 6.5 miles east of Blyth Harbour.
 
Both the boats were launched at 5.10pm and proceeded to the casualty vessel arriving on scene some 15 minutes later.
 
Having ascertained that all casualty crew members were accounted for but that one of them was suffering from sea sickness the decision was made to take that crew member back to Blyth Lifeboat Station whilst the D Class Lifeboat would start to tow the casualty vessel back to Blyth Harbour.
 
Once the B Class Lifeboat the Vic & Billie Whiffen had handed over the crew member suffering from sea sickness to awaiting shore crew at Blyth Lifeboat Station, it proceeded back out to where the casualty vessel was still under tow.
 
Having then swapped the tow over to the B Class Lifeboat the D Class Lifeboat Alan & Amy then made its way back to Blyth Lifeboat Station.
 
It was then refuelled and made ready for service at 6.35pm.
 
Meanwhile the Vic & Billie Whiffen continued with the tow of the stricken angling boat who it transpired had suffered mechanical issues with its engine back to Blyth Harbour and was tied up alongside an available pontoon on the River Blyth at 6.55pm with the three remaining crew handed over to the local UK Coastguard Unit from Blyth.
 
The B Class inshore lifeboat then returned to station and was made ready for service at 7pm.

Thursday 22 June 2017 2.05 pm *Launch*

June 23rd, 2017 Posted in Service Calls 2017 |

Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI respond to assist a stricken angling boat

On Thursday 22 June at 2.05pm volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI were paged by UK Coastguard.

The B Class inshore lifeboat was launched shortly afterwards to respond to a report of a vessel with engine failure. The volunteer crew proceeded 1.5 miles south west of Blyth Harbour entrance and reached the vessel, a 25ft angling boat with two persons on board, and offered to take the vessel under tow.

A tow was organised and the vessel was taken back to West Staithes at the north end of Blyth Harbour.

The casualty vessel was tied up alongside at 3.15pm and handed over to the local UK Coastguard unit.

The lifeboat then returned to station at 3.25pm and made ready for service at 3.25pm.

Sunday 18 June 2017 2pm *Launch*

June 23rd, 2017 Posted in Service Calls 2017 |

Volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI respond to a vessel with an engine fire

On Sunday 18 June at 2pm the volunteer crew were returning from being out on a routine training exercise when reports were received of a vessel whose engine was on fire.

On contacting UK Coastguard to advise that the crew were available to assist if required, instructions were given to proceed to the yellow mine can buoy off of St Mary’s Island.

Upon reaching the scene it was found that a small fishing vessel with four persons onboard had managed to extinguish the fire and that no one had been hurt.

Another vessel Crewless had passed a towline to the casualty vessel and were proceeding to Royal Quays Marina and the Blyth RNLI volunteer crew were requested to escort both vessels.

After a safe tow back to the marina and the casualty vessel safely tied up alongside, the B Class lifeboat Vic & Billie Whiffen headed back to Blyth arriving at 4pm.

The boat was refuelled and made ready for service at 4.20pm

Northumberland Puffin Kayak Competition supports the RNLI

June 12th, 2017 Posted in Fundraising & Events |

On the 3 June the Northumberland Kayak Competition took place off Blyth Bay raising funds for the local RNLI.  

The event had 40 entries and saw kayakers spend the day afloat fishing around the Blyth Bay area. The winner of the fishing competition was Andy Rose and he caught 8lb 9 oz cod.

The volunteer crew from Blyth RNLI joined the kayakers at sea whilst out on exercise and reinforced the Respect the Water message that the RNLI are keen to make the public aware of.

The competition had been postponed from the previous weekend by the organisers on safety grounds due to the weather conditions which is all part of the https://www.respectthewater.com/activities/kayaking/ message

The organisers visited the volunteer crew back at Blyth RNLI lifeboat station on Tuesday 6 June where they presented the crew with a cheque for £1100.

The charity would like to thank for the organisers for the professional manner in which the event was held and for the generous donation made to the RNLI.

 

 

   

2 June 2017 5:12pm *Launch*

June 6th, 2017 Posted in Service Calls 2017 |

On Friday 2 June Blyth RNLI volunteer crew members responded to their pagers at 5:12pm to come to the assistance of a small fishing vessel that was suffering from mechanical issues.

The B Class Atlantic 75 was launched and as instructed by UK Coastguard proceeded due east from Blyth harbour to meet the casualty vessel Braveheart off of the north wind turbine.

The volunteer crew arrived on scene and having spoken to the crew on board the casualty vessel it was decided to undertake a tow back to the West Staithes in Blyth harbour.

After establishing the tow both boats proceeded back Blyth harbour where the vessel was secured at the West Staithes.

The charity’s lifeboat then returned to station at 6:50pm and was made ready for the next service

 

https://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/play/5VUMHVU4

 

24 May 2017 7.08pm *Launch*

May 26th, 2017 Posted in Service Calls 2017 |

On Wednesday 24 May at 7.08pm the volunteer crew at Blyth RNLI were paged to go to the aid of a kayaker off of Cambois.

Both the inshore lifeboats were launched at 7:17pm, and at the request of UK Coastguard, were required to go to the aid of a kayaker that had been seen to require assistance off Cambois.

The inshore lifeboats proceeded up the River Blyth and at the entrance to the Port of Blyth were informed by UK Coastguard that the kayaker had safely made their way to shore and that the volunteer crew were able to stand down and return to station.

The lifeboats headed back to the RNLI Lifeboat Station at Blyth where both boats were made ready for service at 7.40pm

 

 

http:/https://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/getvideo.aspx?vid=VEIIQIbN

Blyth Coffee Morning Saturday 8th April

March 29th, 2017 Posted in Fundraising & Events |

Blyth Lifeboat Ladies Guild Coffee Morning 2017