ALB Launches, Weymouth

Tue 25 August 20

ALB launched to search after report of red flares


Time Out  2020-08-25 09:40:00

Time In  2020-08-25 14:50:00

Type  Red flares

Position  West of Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Andy Tattersall


NMOC requested lifeboat assistance to search after 2 red flare had been reported sighted West side of Portland Bill by 2 members of the public.
The DLA authorised the launch of the ALB.
Wyke CRT had already been tasked, and was on scene at Chesil Beach Car Park.
Once on passage the ALB was given search instruction. The ALB also asked if Portland Bill CRT had been tasked
Once on scene the search was commenced with both Visual and Radar being used.
The Coastguards teams search Chisel Beach from the Bridging camp to Chisel Cove, and the shore from the Cove to Portland Bill.
With the land units finding nothing they where stood down.
On completion of the search area the ALB was also released to return to station, where it was refuelled, cleaned to Covid19 requirements, and made ready for service.