ALB Launches, Weymouth


Tue 13 July 21

ALB responds to an EPIRB

   

Time Out  2021-07-08 18:30:00

Time In  2021-07-08 21:30:00

Type  EPIRB

Position  15' W Portland Bill

Coxswain  Lyle Stantiford

Mechanic  Andy Tattersall

 

Weymouth RNLI All-weather lifeboat was launched at 7.55pm on Thursday 8th July from a request from Solent Coastguard to check out a signal emitting from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) which was sending out a signal from a location 15 miles West of Portland Bill.
The Coastguard rescue helicopter was also tasked to the location. On arrival the crew of the helicopter retrieved the beacon from the water and from the information on the side of the beacon the Coastguard determined that this was from a previous incident.
On hearing this news the lifeboat was released and returned to station at approx. 9.00pm where it was refuelled and made ready for the next shout.