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

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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09/08/2016 3:37PM **LAUNCH**

Volunteer crew at RNLI Blyth respond to reports of a windsurfer in distress Whilst preparing to launch on exercise on Tuesday afternoon, HM Coastguard requested that RNLI Blyth B Class lifeboat to respond to reports of a windsurfer in difficulty a quarter of a mile off Seaton Sluice. The volunteer crew proceeded to the area as requested and upon arrival at the scene carried out a search and spotted two surfers in the water. After establishing with the surfers that they were ok and that they hadn’t seen anyone else in the water this was reported back to the Coastguard. Further information was received from the informant that the crew were to head towards the meteorological mast and that if the crew followed that course then they should reach the potential casualty. The B Class lifeboat then headed towards the meteorological mast and a vessel was seen to which the crew met with. The informant then notified the Coastguard that the lifeboat were with the vessel that they believed was in difficulty. It was established with the people on board that they were in no danger and were fishing and that there were no other vessels or persons in the area. The Coastguard were notified of this and were happy that there was no one else in danger and the lifeboat and volunteer crew were stood down to continue their exercise. Scott Delf...

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01/08/2016 8:49PM **LAUNCH**

RNLI Blyth volunteer crew come to the assistance of two young kayakers On Tuesday 1st August volunteer crew members from RNLI Blyth lifeboat station responded to their pagers at 8.49pm to reports of two kayakers in the River Blyth, one who appeared to be in difficulty. The D Class inshore lifeboat Alan and Amy was launched and proceeded north up the River Blyth and were informed by the harbour that the kayakers were in the vicinity of Wimbourne Quay. HM Coastguard informed the crew that the kayaker that was in difficulty may have made it ashore, and upon arriving on the scene it was quickly established that no medical assistance was required but that they were on the mud and with the tide being low were going to require the crews assistance to bring them back to safety. Both of the young lads who were local to Blyth were taken on board the lifeboat and one of their kayaks was retrieved and towed back to the old Golden Fleece landing site where the lads were handed over to the HM Coastguard mobile unit who waiting to greet the crew.     The lifeboat then made a search of the local area to see if the second kayak could be found together with missing equipment but all that was located was a missing paddle and the assumption was the second kayak had sunk. The...

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