ALB Launches, Weymouth

Tue 07 July 20

ALB launched to vessel taking water


Time Out  2020-07-07 10:30:00

Time In  2020-07-07 12:30:00

Type  vessel taking water

Position  Northern Entrance to Portland Harbour

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Rod Britton


Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the ALB to a Mayday call from a motor vessel with 2 persons onboard, taking on water at the North entrance to Portland harbour.

The ALB was launched. On arrival on scene the casualty vessel had managed to stop further water ingress and get one engine started again. As the vessel was already making good way to Portland, the ALB escorted them to the safety of Portland Marina.

Once berthed, the ALB was stood down and returned to station to be refuelled, sanitised and made ready for the next tasking.