RNLI – Blyth Lifeboat Station

Operating both D Class and Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboats – The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Month: June 2017

Friday 23 June 5.01pm *Launch*

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...

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Thursday 22 June 2017 2.05 pm *Launch*

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....

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Sunday 18 June 2017 2pm *Launch*

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...

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Northumberland Puffin Kayak Competition supports the RNLI

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.      ...

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