RNLI – Blyth Lifeboat Station

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

Author: Robin Palmer

06/11/2016 3.51PM *LAUNCH*

On Sunday 6th November at 3.51pm volunteers from Blyth RNLI responded to their pagers as a result of a “Mayday” message received by UK Coastguard. The pilot boat Blyth Spirit from the Port of Blyth had sent out the emergency distress call as it was taking on water due to a mechanical failure. The volunteer crew launched the B Class Lifeboat and upon reaching the Blyth Spirit escorted the vessel back to the safety of South Harbour at the Port of Blyth where it was tied up. There were no casualties. Volunteer Crew member Lee Pegg said: “The conditions at sea were rough this afternoon and we are glad that we only had to escort the vessel back to the Port and that no further action was required in what could have been challenging conditions.”...

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19/10/2016 6.10PM *LAUNCH*

Volunteer Crew from Blyth RNLI responded to request from HM Coastguard to attend an incident where Northumbria Police were also in attendance. Both the Atlantic 75 B Class and D Class lifeboats were launched at 6.10pm and tasked to head to Hartley Bay to reports of a person in distress. As the Lifeboats proceeded up the River Blyth and reached the piers the crews were stood down as the person was now in Police custody. Both lifeboats returned to Station and were made ready for...

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18/10/2016 4.50PM *LAUNCH*

On Tuesday 18 October at 4.50pm Volunteer crew members from Blyth RNLI responded to their pagers to a request from HM Coastguard to assist a stricken vessel. Both the Atlantic 75 and D class lifeboats at the Station were launched to head to the Wendy G and the vessel was reached within 15 minutes. It was found that a net had fouled Wendy G’s propellor and that a request was made to have the Atlantic 75 tow the vessel back to the Seaton Sluice Harbour. The crew of the D Class lifeboat were stood down as their assistance was no longer required due to the high tide at Seaton Sluice and arrived back at the lifeboat station at 5.25pm. It took the Atlantic 75 volunteer crew 25 minutes to tow Wendy G back to the harbour and once safely tied up alongside the crew arrived back at the station at 5.55pm and made ready for...

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Tall Ships Regatta a great success says RNLI Blyth

RNLI Blyth can now reflect on the bank holiday weekend and has had a chance to count the donations that it received and can say that the Tall Ships Regatta has been a great success for several reasons. The crew manned the station from the Friday to through to the Monday evening and this gave them chance to meet the public and build relations and educate visitors on the role of the local Station and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The Crew were also joined by colleagues and Volunteers who represented Fundraising, Respect The Water, Education and Face to Face all important elements of the RNLI and which the public may well not been aware of. The Crew were pleased in the fact that they only had to deal with a handful of incidents over the weekend which ranged from towing broken down yachts, checking on reports of swimmers in distress which turned out to be a false alarm with good intent and first aid incidents outside the Lifeboat Station, together with ensuring the Parade of Sail took place safely. The Station’s Lifeboat Shop proved a hit with the public with more than £8,000 in sales over the weekend. The public were also very generous in donations with a further £8,500 received via bucket collections and support from other exhibitors at the Regatta. Although fundraising is important to the...

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19/08/2016 10:40AM *LAUNCH*

Volunteer crew from RNLI Blyth responded to their pagers at 10.49 this morning to reports of a dog 200 metres off of Blyth beach. Both the B and D class lifeboats were launched and proceeded to search for Milo a black labrador off from Gloucester Lodge area of Blyth Beach. The crews soon located Milo and then it was decided that it would be easier to be able to put the dog on the B class lifeboat as it’s lower at the back of that particular boat. Whilst the crews were doing this, Lianne Bridgett from Pegswood who is Milo’s owner could only watch from the shoreline. She said,”We had parked up at the car park by the ice cream and chip place and walked up past the war memorial.We were about two minutes along the coastal path and Milo just took off.He’s never done that before! I’m so grateful to the crew at RNLI Blyth and I know to some people he’s just a dog but he’s part of our family.” Milo was taken back by the B Class lifeboat to the Station and was reunited with Lianne and both boats were made ready for service at 11.40am. http://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/getvideo.aspx?vid=tncbuuI    ...

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