ALB Launches, Weymouth

Mon 20 August 18

ALB launched to divers suffering rapid assent


Time Out  2018-08-20 12:15:00

Time In  2018-08-20 14:00:00

Type  Divers

Position  10' West Portland Bill

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Phil Hansford


ALB Launched at the request of Solent Coastguards to a report from a dive boat that 2 divers had suffered a rapid assent from 30 metres and where in need of assistance.
The coastguard rescue helicopter from Cardiff was also tasked.
With the coastguard helicopter arriving on scene, and with no other assistance required , the lifeboat was stood down 4’ from the casualties position.
The divers were lifted by the helicopter and transferred to the decompression chamber at Poole.
The ALB returned to station, refuelled and made ready for services