ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sun 06 August 17

ALB tasked to evacuated a casualty from a French yacht involved with the Fastnet Race.


Time Out  2017-08-06 22:00:00

Time In  2017-08-06 23:00:00

Type  Medivac

Position  17' SE Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Wayne Belcher


Weymouth ALB was requested to launch to an ‘urgent’ medevac from a10 metre yacht with 7 persons on board one of which had suffered a shoulder injury.
The ALB launched and proceeded.
Once the updated sitrep was passed to the ALB it became apparent that the vessel was involved with the Fastnet race, and had taken medical advice through the France coastguards due to the casualty & vessel were both French.
With the situation becoming clearer, and with the vessel heading towards port, along with the new medical evaluation where it was stated the casualty should be seek medical treatment within 24 hours the ALB was stood down to return to station.