ALB Launches, Weymouth

Fri 04 November 16

Mayday Fishing Vessel WSW of Portland Bill


Time Out  2016-11-04 12:40:00

Time In  2016-02-12 14:40:00

Type  Sinking Fishing Vessel

Position  9' WSW Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Phil Hansford


ALB launched to a ‘Mayday’ from a fishing vessel with 2 persons on-board and sinking WSW of Portland Bill.

Lyme ILB, Coastguard Rescue helicopter and a naval helicopter were already on scene.
The naval helicopter located the 2 persons and a dog floating in the water and guided Lyme ILB to the scene.

The ILB recovered the persons and dog to the lifeboat and assessed their condition. Rescue 106 lifted one casualty from the ILB for transfer to hospital and the other casualty and dog remained on Lyme ILB and were transferred to Westbay to an awaiting ambulance.

All units released to return to station