ILB Launches, Weymouth

Thu 28 May 20

ILB continues search for spear fisherman


Time Out  2020-05-28 06:45:00

Time In  2020-05-28 09:00:00

Type  Spear fisherman

Position  Coast search of Portland

Helm  Alice Higgins



The ILB was launched to resume the search for a 17 year old male snorkeler, in the Church Ope area.

The ILB arrived at rendezvous point in Balaclava bay. Joined by two tenders from the cruise ship Britannia and one from the Queen Mary 2 who were also tasked to assist in the search.

A shore line search commenced, with ILB close to shoreline, and vessels assisting spaced 1 cable off each other. Portland was searched from Balaclava bay round to Chesil cove area. ILB and assisting vessels then retraced steps, searching back to Balaclava bay.

When nothing was found on completion of the allocated search, the ILB was stood down and returned to station for refuelling and standby for further instruction.

This search was further supported by two fixed wing aircraft, the ALB and one warship who were searching offshore.