2011 Services

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Date: Launch time: Return time:Rescue Unit:

17/11/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 266701 Launch: 09:20 Return: 10:00 H/W: 16:21 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PERSON STRANDED Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: VAR Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: OVERCAST
Southend Hovercraft launched to a person reported stuck out on the mud at Shoebury Boom. He was also in a restricted area where the M.O.D. test weapons. The MOD Argo Cat was also actioned and got to him before H-004 did. Thames CG stood us down en route as the situation had been resolved.

09/11/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 266083 H/W: 00:00 Type of casualty: Cause of Service: CREW ASSEMBLY

30/10/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 265126 Launch: 00:55 Return: 03:30 H/W: 03:11 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT Cause of Service: POSTN UNSURE Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: OVERCAST
The Coastguard requested an Atlantic 75 launch to locate and assist a yacht reportedly somehwere between the Blacktail and South Shoebury buoy. He was located by his navigation lights and the Lifeboat came alongside at 01:35. On board was one occupant who seemed tired and disorientatated. He agreed, a tow home was his best bet so a line was set up to take him back up to Smallgains Creek where his berth was. There was no medical worries but the relief of being towed home was clearly beneficial to the stressed out skipper. Safely moored alongside the occupant was handed over to the mobile CG who assisted ashore whilst B-776 was cleared for RTS.

23/10/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 264386 Launch: 14:00 Return: 14:45 H/W: 22:23 Type of casualty: KITEBOARD KITEBOARD Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY
ILB2 launched to a search for possible missing kitesurfer. A kite was found blown ashore on East beach and no persons were to be associated with it. ILB2 arrived on scene to make a search around the Boom as this was being done Thames CG stood all units down as it transpired that it was a spare kite that had been blown out and back in! RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

20/10/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 264127 Launch: 18:30 Return: 18:35 H/W: 18:34 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY
ILB 1 launched to a report of a man offshore by the SMAX thought to be intent on self harm. The D- boat just got away from the trailer as stood down person confirmed in Police custody on scene. No further assistance required. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

19/10/2011 Lifeboat No: D-685 GIN: 264053 Launch: 16:42 Return: 17:35 H/W: 17:34 Type of casualty: ANIMAL DOG Cause of Service: AML IN TRBLE Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB1 launched to a report from Canvey 10 (mobile CG unit) of dog in the sea and in trouble off Canvey Point. Whilst the inshore D-class was underway Canvey 10 scanned the sea for a visual on the dog. The D-class searched an area North of the West Leigh Middle Buoy but nothing found. At 17:15 the Jack Russell was spotted near Chapman Sands jetty. The ILB swung around to head for the area but the dog was soon confirmed safe ashore and so was we stood down and RTS. Owner and animal reunited, confirmed over the radio. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

18/10/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 265934 Launch: 11:25 Return: 11:40 H/W: 16:47 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT SWEET SURRENDER Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLEAR SKY
The Atlantic 75 crew launched to a 36ft yacht "Sweet Surrender" aground on the Chapman Sands near the West Leigh Middle lateral marker. As the Lifeboat made it's way to the casualty a report came in that the yacht had managed to break free of the mud. The Lifeboat came alongside to check that the occupants and the yacht were OK. It was ascertained that the occupants were fine and that they had full navigational aids including GPS and Charts. They were happy to proceed with their intended destination of Burnham YC. Thames CG were given an eta of approximatley 18:30 for their arrival and the Lifeboat was released to RTS.

16/10/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 263781 Launch: 16:30 Return: 17:30 H/W: 03:51 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT ISLANDER Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY

07/10/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 262864 Launch: 23:00 Return: 00:20 H/W: 10:47 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMER Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: W Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
A report came in of a person swimming off Bell Wharf in the middle of the night and this was causing concern to the informant. The D-boat arrived in the vicinity of Bell Wharf Old Leigh and made a sweep of the moorings and jetties in the area. The shoreline was searched from Leigh Marina down to the Crowstone, Chalkwell. Nothing found. Thames CG stood the unit down to RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

07/10/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 262817 H/W: 22:27 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK Cause of Service: STRANDED CREW ASSEMBLY

01/10/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 262013 Launch: 15:45 Return: 16:00 H/W: 15:49 Type of casualty: LRGE OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Launched to a broken down speedboat at Holehaven. Home port was given as Watt Tyler park. Gravesend lifeboat also tasked and as better placed than Southend we got stood down en route. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

01/10/2011 Lifeboat No: SBC GIN: 261955 H/W: 16:05 Type of casualty: PRS JTY FALL INJURED WOMAN Cause of Service: PERSON DIFF
The Hovercraft crew were alerted to a person having fallen off the sea wall just yards from the Inshore Lifeboathouse. So with a First Aid pack in hand the crew legged it around to find on scene a woman with a cut on her hand and forearm and possibly concussed. An Ambulance was called and whilst they were waiting the crew went about making the lady as comfortable as possible. She The ambulance soon arrived and took her to Southend General hospital for further treatment. CREW ASSEMBLY

30/09/2011 Lifeboat No: SBC GIN: 261701 H/W: 02:50 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING ASSEMBLY

28/09/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 261508 Launch: 18:15 Return: 18:25 H/W: 02:08 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT TOUCAN Cause of Service: OVERDUE Wind: E Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: FAIR Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Launched in Assistance to Gravesend, Rescue 125 and Southend Hovercraft for 2 men on board an 18ft yacht and overdue by a few hours. Stood down at Two Tree slip when Hovercraft crew called into say that the casualty vessel had been found and that further assistance was not required. Thames cleared D-class for RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

28/09/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 261508 Launch: 17:55 Return: 19:30 H/W: 02:08 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT TOUCAN Cause of Service: OVERDUE Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: POOR Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: HAZE
Hovercraft launched to assist in a search for an overdue 18ft yacht "Tocan". Last reported in the Caney Island area. Tasked to cover the area that ILB2 ( also tasked) could not get into around Smallgains and Benfleet creek. Sea conditions were calm but the Autumnal sunshine was leaving a haze on the horizon reducing visibility. Whilst tracking west on the North bank of the Ray Gut, Canvey 10 reported a possible visual of the casualty 3/4 mile west of Two Tree slip. So the Hovercraft made it's way cutting the corner off the Corale, just past Smallgains entrance. As the Hovercraft made its way up along Benfleet creek a person was seen waving both arms and indeed this was the casualty. The yacht was high aground between Tewkes creek and Benfleet creek. The Hovercraft parked up and two crew climbed up the muddy bank to ascertain the scene. Two elderly men (79 and 83 years) had been stranded on the top of a very high tide and were awaiting the flood tide to get them off. Unfortunately sufficient water to get them off was 6 hours away and that would have been 02:00am. They agreed to leave their vessel when they were assured that their anchor would be secured and that the boat would be there the next day to recover. The skippers main concern was his wife, who had been sat at the Island Y.C. waiting for him and his friend to return. Anchor secured and casualties aboard, the hovercraft made its way to the Island Y.C. pontoon on the South side of island. Canvey 10 were waiting to meet and greet and with all parties safely reunited H-004 RTS using the tide line to ensure there were no 'surprises' in store for the trip home having lost the last of the remaining sunlight during the transition from casualty scene to Y.C. pontoon. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 2 People Brought in: 0

17/09/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 260080 Launch: 16:15 Return: 16:50 H/W: 16:01 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY
Atlantic 75 called to 2 people in the water having fallen off a Jet ski. The weather was picking up and when the Lifeboat arrived they had already drifted ashore. They were Ok and being escorted by the mobile CG. However the small amount of beach they had landed on was by a sea wall and their flooded jet ski was unrecoverable from that position. A line was put on the Jet ski to bring it to the nearby slipway where their trailer was and the owner was then happy to leave the scene and walk to the safety of the slipway. The jet ski towed poorly being partially submerged, but was eventually bought alongside the slip where it was recovered. The mobile CG gave passed on some advice about considering weather forecasts before putting a jet ski into the sea. The Atlantic 75 was then cleared for RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

11/09/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 259307 Launch: 15:12 Return: 16:25 H/W: 01:20 Type of casualty: LRGE OPN PWR POWERED BOAT ROCK STEADY Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Atlantic 75 was launched to a broekn down speedboat with 3 adults aboard. Reported near West Nore Sand but located nearer Sea Reach No.4 - all occupants OK but in need of a tow. They were Medway bound so were taken back to the Police berth at on the Isle of Sheppey cleared for RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

10/09/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 259158 Launch: 13:00 Return: 14:00 H/W: 00:41 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY
D-class launched to a broken down Jet ski that was taking on water. The rider was taken aboard the Lifeboat and the jet ski was towed into the West beach slip at the CG Look-out. No medical assistance required and cleared for RTS by Thames. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

03/09/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 258326 Launch: 12:59 Return: 15:15 H/W: 16:54 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT THE INFIRMA Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: S Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Atlantic 75 launched to a broken down fishing boat "The Infirma" with 3 persons on board. Position given was 1/2 mile East of the Red Sand Towers near the wind farm. Casualty located and towed back to The Ray where they were put on a safe mooring. A friend of the occupants was happy to come out and get them later when water allowed their boat back to Benfleet boatyard. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

02/09/2011 Lifeboat No: D-685 GIN: 258218 Launch: 16:55 Return: 17:45 H/W: 04:40 Type of casualty: PRS BRIDGE PERSON ON BARGE PIER Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: E Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB 1 called to a young lad who had climbed up the East side of Barge Pier (Shoeburyness) and was unable to get down. The D-class came alongside and was able to get him aboard and land him ashore where the mobile CG unit was able to assist further. No First Aid required. D-class cleared for RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

28/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 257342 Launch: 14:30 Return: 15:30 H/W: 01:09 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: OVERDUE Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST
Atlantic 75 called to a missing 5m RIB last known position Two Tree Island and was expected to still be there. A sweep was made of the area and a RIB fitting the description was seen high and dry at Old Leigh. There was no sign of any occupant and nothing else the Lifeboat could see to do. So Sit Rep made and cleared for RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

28/08/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 257342 H/W: 00:00 Type of casualty: OBJECT NES CREW ASSEMBLY Cause of Service: NES CREW ASSEMBLY

27/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 257166 Launch: 16:24 Return: 17:15 H/W: 00:30 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT Cause of Service: COLLISION Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: FAIR Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST
The Atlantic 75 was called to an 11metre steel yacht that had snagged its undercarriage on a water sample buoy near the Chapman Bell. The crew of 2 were unable to drop their main sail due to squally weather coming through. A Lifeboat Crewman was put on board to assist and a line was attached on the stern port quarter to tow the yacht back over the snagging line. This worked well and once the yacht was checked for any leaks she was free to continue unescorted. Thames CG happy for B-776 to RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

21/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 256301 Launch: 17:45 Return: 18:20 H/W: 17:45 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY
Atlantic 75 called to two occupants of a 30 ft cabin cruiser that was broken down at Marsh End. There was some confusion as to what was absolutely worng with the boat but the anchor was pulled up and they were towed back to Old Leigh where they were moored up and safely landed ashore. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

21/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 256225 Launch: 15:45 Return: 17:00 H/W: 17:45 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: NW Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Atlantic 75 crew were alerted to a broken down Jet Ski off Shoebury West Beach with one man in the water. Arrived on scene to find that the rider could not get back onboard his craft and he had no lifejacket on. He was taken aboard the Lifeboat and the Jet ski was towed into shore at West beach slip. No further assistance required. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

20/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 256047 Launch: 14:48 Return: 16:00 H/W: 17:05 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: E Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST
A report came in of two children cut off in the area of Two Tree Island. The Atlantic 75 and offshore D-class went as the specific area was wide. En route the Atlantic crew went to RV with the first informant who was at Bell Wharf whilst the D-class carried on towards Two Tree slip. As the children had been safely accounted for the Atlantic 75 RTS. See D-class report for more detail. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

20/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 256047 Launch: 14:48 Return: 16:00 H/W: 17:05 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: E Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST
Launched to 2 children reportedly cut off by the tide in the Two Tree Island area, the D-class made it's way to the vicinity. The Atlantic 75 crew had made contact with the first informant and the area was narrowed down to the North side of the island. The D-class crept up along the creek and spotted 2 children fitting the description in the area of the cockle sheds of Old Leigh. On further investigation a positive ID was made and so the ILB was cleared for RTS together with the Atlantic 75. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

18/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 255753 Launch: 15:04 Return: 17:30 H/W: 16:03 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: N Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST
Launched on Service to a windsurfer who was reported swimming after his sail. When the Atlantic 75 arrived on scene the surfer was safely ashore but he had failed to save his sail. The Lifeboat recovered it 1/2 mile SE of the Boom and returned it to the owner. Diverted to next job on same launch. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

18/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 255759 Launch: 15:04 Return: 17:30 H/W: 16:03 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: N Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST
The Atlantic 75 had seen this yacht earlier in the day when responding to another shout, so came alongside to check it out as a wave had not been returned and there had been no movement for sometime. The two occupants were indeed confused as to why their 24ft yacht wasn't moving under engine power. A tow line was set up and they were towed into their mooring as they had spent some time investgating the problem themselves. En route our crewman discovered that the reason their propulsion had failed was because they had not engaged the gear properly. They were placed on a mooring and made their own way ashore later by tender. Atlantic 75 cleared for RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

14/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 255098 Launch: 15:45 Return: 17:10 H/W: 02:19 Type of casualty: PADDLEBOARD PADDLEBOARD Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SW Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 launched to a report of two persons apparently stranded aboard a surf/paddleboard. The Lifeboat arrived on scene to find a couple relaxing in the sun tied to a mooring buoy. They were not in need of any assistance and their intentions were to wait for the tide to drop and walk ashore.This was relayed back to Thames who were just clearing the Lifeboat for RTS when the next job came in. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

14/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 255104 Launch: 15:45 Return: 17:10 H/W: 02:19 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Thames CG received a 'Mayday' from a Jet Skier in the area of Shoebury Boom/ Havengore bridge. The ILB was already in the area clearing another job so was tasked to investigate. The Jet Ski had two occupants on board, aground and one with a very painful wrist injury. The D-class edged in as near as it could, but the little water there was was dropping fast so one crewman was put on the sand to walk in. Given the state of tide and the Jet Ski position, the Hovercraft was pagered as the walk to the Jet Ski was quite arduous and for a person with an injury this was not considered ideal at all. However, the crewman arrived to find one female and one male - both OK and happy to walk ashore, escorted by our crewman, to the waiting mobile CG unit that had paramedic help on the way. So the Hovercraft was stood down and once the Jet Ski was anchored as best it could be, the two casualties and the Lifeboat crewman walked ashore to meet the CG and ambulance. The CG unit gave our crewman a lift along to the West beach slip where ILB2 had arranged to pick him up. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

14/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 255056 Launch: 14:35 Return: 14:50 H/W: 02:19 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Launched to a report that had orginated from a security guard watching his cctv monitor. A speedboat with 3 persons aboard was seen adrifting and appeared broken down. Arriving in the area is excellent weather conditions - nothing could be found. The Lifeboat went to the Allhallows YC slipway to ask some people there whether either of the boats beached nearby or jet skiers were aware of the situation. It turned out that one of the said boats was indeed the 'casualty' vessel and had been helped by jet skiers. There was no assistance required by the Lifeboat so after reporting to Thames was cleared for RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

08/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-685 GIN: 254175 Launch: 17:38 Return: 18:35 H/W: 20:19 Type of casualty: SMAL CAB PWR POWERED BOAT BURGUNDY Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: OVERCAST
ILB1 (Inshore D-class) was launched to a report of a drifting fishing vessel in the vicinity West of the Southend Pier. The 16ft cabin cruiser was located in the Ray and taken in tow up to Canvey Point. The 2 occupants aboard were fine and happy to await the tide inorder to get to their berth in Smallgains via tender later. Thames CG happy so RTS. Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

08/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 254175 Launch: 17:38 Return: 18:35 H/W: 20:19 Type of casualty: SMAL CAB PWR POWERED BOAT BURGUNDY Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: OVERCAST
ILB1 (Inshore D-class) was launched to a report of a drifting fishing vessel in the vicinity West of the Southend Pier. The 16ft cabin cruiser was located in the Ray and taken in tow up to Canvey Point. The 2 occupants aboard were fine and happy to await the tide inorder to get to their berth in Smallgains via tender later. Thames CG happy so RTS.

07/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 253994 Launch: 18:00 Return: 20:10 H/W: 07:49 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT GENTLE NIMBUS Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Atlantic 74 was called to a yacht with engine failure. At the time of the launch there was no wond but on arrival on scene there was a very good breeze and the Lifeboat found the yacht making 6 knots. He was escorted back to Essex Yacht Club where we breasted him up and put him on his mooring. He tendered himself ashore as the Lifeboat then RTS.

07/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 253949 Launch: 14:40 Return: 17:00 H/W: 19:06 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT EOS Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: VERY ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Atlantic 75 was launched to a yacht broken down with engine failure by the mouth of the Ray Gut near the Lowway buoy. 2 occupants onboard both OK but vessel in need of a tow up the Ray to get on a mooring near the 'Tosca'. As the yacht was being secured to the mooring arrangements were made with a neighbouring yacht on an adjacent mooring to tender the occuopants of 'EOS' back to Benfleet YC where they wer out of. Atlantic then diverted to next job.

07/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 253889 Launch: 14:40 Return: 17:00 H/W: 19:06 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT TRAVELWELL Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: VERY ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY
Diverted from Ray Gut to another yacht this time one grounded near the South Shoebury buoy 6 miles to the East. Arrived on scene to find the fortunately named yacht "Travelwell" making its own way back towards Hadleigh Ray as he had managed to get himself back afloat. The sole occupant was quite happy now that he had some water under him and so SLB RTS No Assistance Required.

06/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 253774 Launch: 17:22 Return: 19:30 H/W: 18:06 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST

05/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 253618 Launch: 18:00 Return: 18:30 H/W: 05:52 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: E Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY

05/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 253618 Launch: 17:45 Return: 18:30 H/W: 05:52 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: E Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLEAR SKY

04/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 253393 Launch: 13:25 Return: 13:45 H/W: 16:30 Type of casualty: PRS JTY FALL PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: S Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY
Inshore D-class launched following a report of a person said to have jumped off the Pier. 1st informant was casualties girlfriend who recieved a text picture of the Pier and text stating his intention to jump. Police and CG were already on scene and the ILB swept around the Pierhead. Meanwhile a back up crew were making their way to the Pierhead in the Buggy. They asked Foreshore Officers if they had any sightings of the casualty and also whether there was any CCTV that may have been able to help. One or two fishermen were also asked - but no one of the casualties description had been seen. Just as ILB1 was about to undertake a search pattern up river with the prevailing wind and tide Thames Stood all units down. Fresh information coming into them either discarding Southend Pier as the location or the casualty had been tracked down elsewhere. ILB1 and Southend Buggy RTS.

03/08/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 253246 Launch: 17:00 Return: 18:20 H/W: 04:20 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT BABY BLUE Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: E Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
The Atlantic 75 was called to a broken down speedboat with 3 POB, all OK but with an overheated engine. Took the vessel in tow back to Two Tree slip where their trailer was. All landed ashore and into the care of the mobile CG unit. Cleared to RTS.

03/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 253096 Launch: 03:10 Return: 03:55 H/W: 15:51 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: FAIR Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB1 launched to reports of person in the water off Westcliff Leisure Centre. Full sweep of area made then Stood down and diverted to another call of a similar nature.

03/08/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 253095 Launch: 03:10 Return: 03:55 H/W: 15:51 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: FAIR Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 arrived on scene opposite the Sealife Centre responding to a caller having heard 'cries for help' from the sea. Area searched and Thames CG Stood eventually stood the lifebaot down when it was clear the crew were happy there was noone out there. False alarm intent unknown.

31/07/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 252523 Launch: 13:10 Return: 13:45 H/W: 13:45 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Thames Coastguard received a 999 call via Essex Police of "someone drowning off of Westcliff Yacht Club". The Police felt the quality of the information to be dubious' at best. They had their reasons but the Offshore D-boat was launched to find out. A search up river from the Alexandra YC to The Crowstone found nothing. A Police RIB was also in attendance along with the Mobile CG on the shore. Nothing found and so stood down. False alarm. RTS.

23/07/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 251264 H/W: 00:00 Type of casualty: DEAD BODY HUMAN BODY Cause of Service: RECOVER BODY
Pagers went off regarding a possible body in the water. Stood down when confirmation came in that it was a mooring buoy. CREW ASSEMBLY

17/07/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 250399 Launch: 13:50 Return: 14:00 H/W: 14:50 Type of casualty: KITEBOARD KITEBOARD Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: RAIN
Launched to kitesurfer reported trapped on Shoebury Boom. CG in attendance, en route stood down as he recovered himself ashore. RTS

16/07/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 250240 Launch: 15:10 Return: 16:05 H/W: 02:31 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT SIDEWINDER Cause of Service: STEERNG FAIL Wind: SSW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: RAIN
Called by passing yacht " Rollercoaster" who had a 32ft yacht in tow "Sidewinder" which had suffered a broken rudder. 2 persons on board casualty vessel all ok but needing assistance to get up the Ray and onto a safe mooring. Tow taken over from Rollercoaster, who proceeded on with their way. Sidewinder put on mooring in Ray. Person's left on board to tender ashore later. RTS. 2

14/07/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 249970 Launch: 13:40 Return: 14:20 H/W: 01:08 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY
Inshore D-class tasked to a small sailing dinghy that was drifting close to the Pier and apparently with a broken mast. ILB1 arrived to find 2 on board both OK but in need a tow ashore back to Alexandra YC from where it was based. Job done in benign weather conditions and flat calm then ILB RTS.

13/07/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 249905 Launch: 22:32 Return: 00:15 H/W: 00:15 Type of casualty: DISTRESS SIG FLARE Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: NW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
A sighting of a red flare reported by a member of the public prompted a launch of the Atlantic 75. Tasked to run West of the original sighting to allow for flood tide then to work back to the East with the prevailing breeze. Arrived mid -channel in between some large traffic and radio'd that we intended to send up a white illuminating flare and that perhaps any eyes on the bridge of passing traffic may have a look if able. Nothing sighted on first flare. Worked our way down stream in the area of the channel following a creeping line ahead pattern. Another flare sent up - again nothing to report. As working along tasked further to the East and Sea Reach No 2 as end point. Sent up more flares and no result. On entering the vicinity of the Mulberry harbour Thames CG stood Atlantic down as no other reports to substantiate sighting. False alarm with good intent. SLB RTS.

10/07/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 249416 Launch: 13:55 Return: 14:15 H/W: 20:39 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR SICK BOY ON POWERED BOAT TERRY MARIE Cause of Service: ILL CREWMAN Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Southend Lifeboat launched to a 16ft cabin cruiser "Terry Marie", with 3 on board, 2 adults and 1 child. The child was complaining of abdominal pains and so needed some medical attention. Arrived on scene to find that the adults were happy to look after recovery of their boat whilst the Lifeboat crew transferred their child ashore. The Atlantic 75 arrived back on station and the davit 'man-lifted' the crew and casualty back into the boathouse for deck recovery. The child was then transferred to the Lifeboat buggy and taken ashore where he was handed over to the mobile CG and paramedics.

10/07/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 249147 Launch: 07:34 Return: 07:41 H/W: 19:29 Type of casualty: MOTOR VEH CAR Cause of Service: VEH IN SEA Wind: E Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLEAR SKY
Launched to a report of a motor vehicle in the water off Shoebury Common. ILB1 left the trailer just enough to get wet before being stood down by Thames CG - non longer required.

09/07/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 249254 Launch: 17:10 Return: 18:40 H/W: 19:29 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB1 launched to a 16ft angling boat aground near Canvey Point. Arrived on scene to find 2 persons on board - all ok but awaiting the flood tide to get back on their mooring. It wasn't long before the water level raised the keel off the mud and ILB1 escorted the angling boat back to its mooring. The two fisherman made their own way back ashore via tender. ILB1 free to RTS.

09/07/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 249202 Launch: 11:40 Return: 12:00 H/W: 19:29 Type of casualty: SAIL CAT+AUX CATAMARAN Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST
ILB2 was out on exercise in the vicinity of the 100's of yachts taking part in the annual Nore race. A Lifeboat crewman spotted a mast fall down and land on a yachtsman so the D-class went alongside to investigate. The yachtsman was OK but the two crew did require assistance to get the mast back up which had suffered with a broken shackle. The mast was got back into position and the yacht was able to continue with the race. ILB2 then RTS.

09/07/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: H/W: 19:29 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: STRANDING
CREW ASSEMBLY

27/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 247434 Launch: 18:55 Return: 19:55 H/W: 22:34 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE STUCK IN MUD Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: EXCELLENT Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
A report came in of 2 persons stuck in the mud at Westlciff and the Hovercraft was in shallow water on its way back to station in shallow water. The Inshore D-class was launched to assist in the event of the Hovercraft suffering from shallow water effect. As it happened the Hovercraft was on scene first and got the casualties ashore. ILB1 RTS

27/06/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 247427 Launch: 18:00 Return: 20:00 H/W: 22:34 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Hovercraft launched to two groups of people cut off by the tide in neighbouring areas. First group were two people cut off at West beach, Shoebury. They were taken aboard and then the Hovercraft continued to Eat beach and picked up a second group of 5 people. All persons were safely landed and handed to Southend Mobile CG unit.

27/06/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 247434 Launch: 18:00 Return: 20:00 H/W: 22:34 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE STUCK IN MUD Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Hovercraft tasked to Westcliff seafront to report of 2 people stuck in mud on flood tide opposite Rossi's ice cream cafe. Arrived on scene to find them OK but in need of a lift ashore. Handed over to mobile CG unit.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 247313 Launch: 22:10 Return: 22:20 H/W: 09:50 Type of casualty: TENDER PLEAS CHILDREN AT RISK Cause of Service: LAND PERSONS Wind: NE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: FAIR Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY
Inshore D-class requested to launch to children playing on a moored vessel and possible stranded. The ILB arrived to find the children in good spirits and no distress. They were advised it might be a good idea to get a lift ashore from the Lifeboat as their actions were causing concern to others. They heeded this advice and ILB 1 taxied the 3 children ashore and into the care of the anxious CG unit before RTS.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 247250 Launch: 17:30 Return: 18:30 H/W: 21:30 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PEOPLE IN THE SEA Cause of Service: INJURY Wind: E Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
The Station Offshore Boathouse received a call directly from the Southend Ambulance with a report of a young man offshore opposite the Sea Life centre (just East of the Pier) with cut feet and in need of assistance. The Hovercraft was already out and was tasked with this Shout. As this was being reported to the CG another call came in regarding 3 people in the water West of the Pier and also requiring some assistance as the tide was flooding. ILB2 was immediately launched and took a route so as to ascertain which Shout was the priority.The Hovercraft had developed a problem and had been stood down. The D-class Helmsman very quickly realised that he could pick up all four on the same trip. The single casualty was picked up East of the Pier and then negiotiating the shallows they made there was to the 3 that were on the West. They were quickly taken ashore and passed to the ambulance and CG unit with one or two cuts on their feet and feeling a little cold. ILB2 then stayed in the area as the water level touched the shore to ensure that no one else was cut off or unable to get back to dry land. Then RTS.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 247228 Launch: 16:25 Return: 16:55 H/W: 21:30 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK MISSING CHILDREN Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: E Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Offshore D-class tasked to 2 missing children, East of pier. Stood down as Hovercraft located them.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 247229 Launch: 16:25 Return: 16:55 H/W: 21:30 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: E Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Diverted to report of 5 persons cut off by the flood tide on the West side of the Chapman sands. Stood down as confirmation recieved of them all making to to safety.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 247228 Launch: 16:00 Return: 17:50 H/W: 21:30 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING CHILDREN Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: EXCELLENT Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Hovercraft sent to an immediate call for 2 young boys last seen 10 minutes ago by their mother 1/2 mile offshore near Southend Pier. The Hovercraft was 3/4 mile out East of the Pier and arrived on scene within minutes.An 8 yr old and 10 yr old boy were recovered from waist high water and very glad to see the hovercraft crew. En route ashore the anxious parents were also picked up from the foreshore and all landed safely ashore and into the care of the Southend mobile CG unit. The boys were cold and shaken but relieved to be ashore. Hovercraft then diverted to next Shout.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 247243 Launch: 16:00 Return: 17:50 H/W: 21:30 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER SWIMMER Cause of Service: NES Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: EXCELLENT Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Hovercraft tasked to a swimmer first thought to be nearly a mile out having been afloat for about 1 1/2 hours and causing concern. Hovercraft located him and came alongside. He was a very efficient swimmer and entirely happy about his situation. The concern that the hovercraft crew had was a nearby jet-ski who would have no idea anyone was so far out in the water. With that the swimmer agreed to jump on board and come slightly in to continue his swim. He was dropped back in some 300 yards offshore and happy to make his own way back in. The hovercraft stayed in the area as there were alot of people were out enjoying the sun as another call came in.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 247250 Launch: 16:00 Return: 17:50 H/W: 21:30 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: NES Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: EXCELLENT Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Call came in from Southend Lifeboathouse which had taken a call direct from Southend Ambulance who reported a young man (17 years old) in the water 1/2 offshore opposite the Adventure Island. Hovercraft started to respond but a power problem developed en route (blown turbo) and ILB2 was tasked. Station mechanic was ashore to greet hovercraft and problem was resolved.

26/06/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 247198 Launch: 14:15 Return: 14:35 H/W: 21:30 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: N.E.S Wind: E Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
The Atlantic 75 was on exercise and in the vicinity of the Ray, west of the Pier, when a call came in regarding the actions of a jet ski in the area. The concern was that a jet ski was speeding up and down the Ray, where there were a lot of other water users. There are no council patrol boats around to police this kind of thing now, which is what would have happened in previous years, so it fell to the Lifeboat crew to come alongside and 'suggest' to the jet skier (with 2 children onboard) of the dangers in the area and that he should perhaps exercise a litle more discretion given the amount of people in the close vicinity. All agreed, crew then able to continue on Ex.

24/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 246846 Launch: 20:30 Return: 22:15 H/W: 20:08 Type of casualty: KITEBOARD KITEBOARDS Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: OVERCAST
ILB1 launched immediately to a kitesurfer in the water in difficulty in the vicinity of the Shoebury Boom. Southend mobile CG had called the job in and reported that the casualty was in the water. ILB1 arrived on scene and quickly recovered him into the Lifeboat. He was a little cold and had drank some sea water, other than that he was fine. An ambulance was requested to be ashore so that he could be checked over in more detail. Having landed him at East beach the ILB then went out again to assist 2 other kitesurfers were also on scene with the casualty. One of them was happy to make his own way ashore and the other opted for a lift which was offered as he was 300yds out and his level of experience was undecided and he was lugging the first casualties gear! Landing, this time at West beach slip, as the water was ebbing fast, Southend Mobile CG were ready to meet and greet thus relieving the ILB for a prompt RTS to beat the receding tide that was fast leaving the Inshore Boathouse.

20/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 246409 Launch: 18:20 Return: 18:55 H/W: 04:58 Type of casualty: TENDER PLEAS TENDER Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: NE Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: SQUALLY
Thames CG requested ILB2 to a report of a person on Chalkwell beach unconscious receiving CPR from a member of public who had dragged the casualty from the water. En route ILB2 advised that an ambulance and Police were on scene with the mobile CG very close to arriving. ILB2 diverted from the initial casualty to searching for any others possibly in the water. An upturned dinghy, some 250 yards out, East of the scene served as a datum. the D-class was then tasked to search along the creek. The upturned dinghy was then landed and handed back ashore to Police. Nothing found ILB2 stood down and RTS.

18/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 246133 Launch: 18:07 Return: 18:40 H/W: 03:34 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: OUT OF FUEL Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
The weekend duty crew had not long left the Pier following a quiet watch when the pagers went off recalling them to the station. A jet skier had been reported adrift off Barge Pier and unable to return ashore. The state of the tide was just past getting ILB1 away so the crew made their way to the end of the Pier for ILB2 to go. The offshore D-class made its way in past the Phoenix Unit and used the East Knock gut to get into the shallows. Arriving on scene, one crewman was deployed to walk the shallows to get to the 'casualty' as he had drifted into knee deep water. The ILB had run out of water and so a tow ashore was no longer an option with the Lifeboat. Since the only thing the casualty was suffering from was embarassment, as he had all his family watching from the beach, a small length of line was attached to the front of the Jet ski so that he could walk it ashore himself. The ILB stayed in the area to make sure he made it back safely and the mobile CG unit was on the beach waiting to assist further. The ILB 2 was then cleared to RTS.

15/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 245769 Launch: 22:15 Return: 22:35 H/W: 00:19 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PEOPLE IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLOUDY
Launched to two persons who had come out of The Castle public house and decided it was a nice evening for a paddle. They walked out to a moored skiff and when the tide came they found they could not get back ashore. Their colleagues raised the alarm and so the inshore Lifeboat was tasked with bringing them back to dry land. On scene, the crew quickly ascertained that alcohol was a factor in this Shout. No particular medical help was required and they were escorted ashore and passed to the mobile CG unit. ILB then cleared for RTS.

06/06/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 244562 Launch: 13:28 Return: 13:59 H/W: 16:18 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: NE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Atlantic 75 was launched to a broken down 16ft motor boat offshore at Westcliff. Two persons on board all OK but in need of a tow back to Thames Estuary Y.C. A line was set up and they were put back on their mooring which was only 10 minutes away. The two occupants stayed on board to make their own way ashore later. Atlantic 75 RTS.

04/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 244301 Launch: 17:41 Return: 17:56 H/W: 03:21 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PEOPLE IN THE SEA Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: NW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB1 launched to persons in the water, believed to be in difficulty West of the Pier. Arrived to find 2 people OK and just paddling. The paddlers had been waving at friends ashore - and not for help (that old chestnut!). They were advised of the dangers of the locality they had chosen to paddle and advised to make their way back ashore. They took heed and the lifeboat stood by to ensure they got safely back.

04/06/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 244264 Launch: 15:09 Return: 16:40 H/W: 03:21 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: NW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLEAR SKY
During Southend Lifeboat Open Day, the Atlantic 75 was tasked to a jet ski off of Southend Coastguard Look-Out and 2 persons in the water. The Atlantic 75 was quickly launched and as it drew nearer the target area, the Coastguard updated the PWC’s position off Thorpe Bay Yacht Club No.3 race marker, which is several hundred yards inside of the Mulberry Harbour. With a strong wind force 6 southerly, the sea state was rough with a wave height of 1.5 metres and it was hard to pick out the PWC in the rolling seas. Having spotted the jet-ski we notified Southend Mobile CG unit and came along side the casualty. There was one small teenage boy on board who was OK. When asked where the other two persons were he said. “They had tried to swim ashore”. (They were a mile out!). We asked the boy to stay with the craft while we found his father and brother. We made course for the Coastguard Look-out where Southend Mobile identified something in the water several hundred yards away from the PWC. Because of the rough seas we didn’t see them until we were 50 metres away. The Atlantic 75 came up behind them (they hadn’t seen us) and there we found the father with his seven year old son clinging to his back, franticly waving their arms and desperately blowing his buoyancy aid whistle. We quickly got them onboard and I asked the boy if he had swallowed any water, he replied. “Lots”. As soon as they were both safely on board we reported to Thames Coastguard and asked for a paramedic to meet us ashore. We then went back to the PWC and retrieved the teenage boy and took them all to the West-Beach slipway where Southend Mobile and the paramedic would meet them. The father had told us that there was nothing wrong with the PWC, they had just fallen off. With this in mind I beckoned a resting jet skier from the beach and asked for his assistance. (Due to the rough weather all other PWC were operating within 100 metres of the shore) We took him out to the drifting PWC where he safely boarded the craft and we stood by while he made some checks then started it. The Atlantic 75 then escorted him in, slowly. (still navigating the rough seas.) The PWC was recovered safely and the paramedic called for an ambulance who took the 7 year old boy straight to Southend General A & E and was later released. Southend lifeboat then returned to station. 2 persons saved. 1 Assisted

04/06/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 244189 Launch: 11:12 Return: 11:45 H/W: 14:39 Type of casualty: KITEBOARD KITEBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY
The offshore D-Class was launched to a kitesurfer in trouble 200yards off Thorpe Bay Y.C. slip. He was quickly spotted so him and another person who was trying to assist, were taken aboard the lifeboat having been overcome by the rough weather conditions. Both were handed over to the mobile CG who was waiting to assist on shore.

04/06/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 244222 H/W: 12:45 Type of casualty: KITEBOARD KITEBOARD Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE
The duty crew were lowering the lifeboat and got stood down as the lifeboat was about to touch the water. GIN:244222 was given by CG for this job. It was a kitesurfer caught in bad weather but self resolved. CREW ASSEMBLY

03/06/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 244106 Launch: 19:50 Return: 20:10 H/W: 02:42 Type of casualty: PRS BRIDGE PEOPLE AT RISK ON PHOENIX UNIT Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: NE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
Called to 4 children that had been cut off by the tide on the Mulberry Harbour. The Atlantic 75 went 4-up as the stretcher was taken as the report included the information that one had a back injury. Arrived on scene to find 4 lads who were stranded but OK. The 'back injury turned out to be a pre- existing condition one of the lads was carrying that did not require any medical care. All the lads were taken aboard and back to the Pierhead boathouse for a cup of warm chocolate whilst arrangements were made with the mobile CG to have a parent pick them up. They were transferred ashore from the Pierhead in the Buggy and handed to the waiting Mobile CG.

30/05/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 243441 Launch: 17:50 Return: 18:10 H/W: 00:07 Type of casualty: PADDLEBOARD PADDLEBOARDS Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SSW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
Members of the public raised the alert with multiple sightings off Canvey of some paddleboarders who seemed to be experiencing some trouble. The Atlantic 75 was tasked to investigate and found 3 paddle boarders out by West Leigh Middle buoy making good but slow progress. They were happy to continue unaided but the Atlantic stayed with them until they made the safe haven of the Pierhead. The Atlantic crew was aware that the Hovercraft was out and managed to secure them all a lift ashore which they seemed very grateful of. All OK the Atlantic was recovered and refueled.

30/05/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 243411 Launch: 16:44 Return: 18:30 H/W: 00:07 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLOUDY
The Hovercraft was launched to take over from the D-class that was unable to get into the stranded 16ft day cruiser. The vessel was found 1/2 mile SSW of the Wilton and the Hovercraft had to creep up slowly out of Leigh creek in order to get there. The two occupants on board were found to be OK and one of our crew members ensured that their anchor was layed out correctly so they could catch the flood tide in safety. They had food and water on board and were happy to sit the wait out on their vessel. Thames happy so H-004 proceeded to RTS until diverted en route to the next job.

30/05/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 243437 Launch: 16:44 Return: 18:30 H/W: 00:07 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLOUDY
As returning from last shout Hovercraft asked to proceed to 2 persons thought to be cut off by the tide down river, East of the Pier. The two people were quickly identified and were found to be in no such trouble. They were happy to make their own way safely to shore. As clearing this job, found the 'hat trick' thanks to the Southend Lifeboat who needed a hand with some paddleboarders.

30/05/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 243441 Launch: 16:44 Return: 18:30 H/W: 00:07 Type of casualty: PADDLEBOARD PADDLEBOARDS Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLOUDY
The Hovercraft was already out having just investigated two persons thought to be stranded when the Atlantic 75 crew asked if they could have some assistance getting 3 paddleboarders back ashore who they had escorted back to the Pierhead. So the Hovercraft met them all at the boathouse sponson and took all aboard to give them a lift for the last mile back ashore. No medical situation but they were tired having paddled back from West Shoebury Buoy with a Lifeboat chasing them!

30/05/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 243417 Launch: 16:05 Return: 17:15 H/W: 00:07 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT RIKA ROO Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: S Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
ILB2 was out on exercise and was waved down by the occupants of a vessel that had run aground. The 2 people onboard were OK but a line was offered to give them a pull off the mudbank and into the deeper water of the Ray gutway. The D-class managed this very well and the crew escorted the 16ft Bayliner out of the Ray down to the Low way buoy. The crew then were diverted to the next job.

30/05/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 243411 Launch: 16:05 Return: 17:15 H/W: 00:07 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: S Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY

30/05/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 243386 Launch: 12:55 Return: 13:55 H/W: 00:07 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: S Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY
The weekend duty crew were tasked by the Thames Coastguard to launch for a missing jet skier who had launched from Allhallows on the South side of the river. The Atlantic 75 was tasked with a search East of the Pier in case she had been swept down river. The Lifeboat was in the Thorpe Bay area when all units were stood down as she had been found safe and well elsewhere.

29/05/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 243224 Launch: 12:40 Return: 14:55 H/W: 23:28 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SSW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibility: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY
Launched to a 36ft cabin cruiser in the vicinity of the Maplin Bell buoy with 4 persons onboard. It had a fouled anchor and engine failure. The Lifeboat arrived to find that the 4 occupants, who were all OK had managed to solve most of their problems. The engine had been restarted and they had been able to clear their anchor. All they needed now was an escort because the weather conditions were very rough to be out in with a suspect engine! Queensborough was the best place to head with an all states of tide landing. Sheppey Mobile were on scene at the harbour to assist on shoreside. Atlantic then cleared to RTS.

28/05/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 243104 Launch: 15:45 Return: 17:00 H/W: 22:30 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE STRANDED IN MUD Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: SE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibility: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
Launched to a report of a vessel possibly aground near Blacktail West marker on Maplin Sands with 2 persons walking ashore. Hovercraft arrived on scene to discover 2 walkers who were in fact fishermen returning ashore who became rather irate to learn that their sighting had provoked an emergency launch. They had nothing to do with the vessel that was at anchor which appeared to be OK albeit with no one in attendance. Fishermen were left to make their own way ashore and with Thames CG happy that this was a false alarm H-004 was clear for RTS. GRAND TOTALS: No of Launches: 50 Crew Assemblies: 3 Lives Saved: 2 People Landed: 9 People Brought in: 30

21/05/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 242241 Launch: 13:20 Return: 14:55 H/W: 16:01 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT FORE NOON FEVER Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY
Launched to a report of a 22ft motor boat with fouled anchor and broken prop shaft in the vicinity of the Blacktail Spit. Arrived to find the single occupant aboard and in need of assistance. A crewman was put aboard and the vessel taken in tow. The vessel was out of Suttons boatyard on the river Crouch so Burnham Lifeboat were requested and a handover was made at the mouth of Havengore Creek.

07/05/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 240676 Launch: 16:20 Return: 16:40 H/W: 04:11 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: OVERCAST
Broken down jet ski just East of the Pierhead required a tow back to Shoebury West beach. Occupant all OK but unable to get back ashore unaided. Taken back to slipway and Lifeboat cleared to RTS.

05/05/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 240420 Launch: 07:05 Return: 09:15 H/W: 14:37 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT TIMARY 2 Cause of Service: STEERNG FAIL Wind: ESE Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Atlantic 75 was launched on service to a broken down yacht in the vicinity of Zulu 11 anchorage. This placed it just NE of Sea Reach 1 about 8 miles down river from station. Arrived to find the casualty vessel being attended by Libra 4 (a private vessel). Once the Lifeboat was alongside Libra 4 was released. 2 On board - all OK but yacht 'Timary2' with broken rudder and in need of a tow back to Queensborough. Put on its mooring at 09:12 and the two occupants taken ashore and handed to Sheppey mobile. Southend Lifeboat then RTS.

02/05/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 240148 Launch: 14:39 Return: 15:00 H/W: 01:36 Type of casualty: CANOE KAYAKS Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: ENE Force: 8 GALE Visibility: EXCELLENT Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Launched to a report of a capsized kayak opposite Thorpe Bay beach. Arrived on scene to find casualty had recovered themselves and were in the care of the mobile CG unit. RTS - False alarm.

29/04/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 239601 Launch: 11:00 Return: 11:50 H/W: 23:22 Type of casualty: SAFETY BOAT LIFE RAFT Cause of Service: ABANDONED Wind: N Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
Report from yacht 'Aztec' of sighting of life-raft semi submerged about 1/2 mile North of the Smallgains creek entrance. On scene found life raft full of mud and seemingly abandoned. Recovered ashore and details passed to Thames CG. Then RTS.

25/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 239177 Launch: 17:50 Return: 19:00 H/W: 18:51 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: NE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB 1 (the inshore D-class) tasked to two inflatable dinghies being blown out to sea 200m off Jubilee beach. The D-class came alongside and confirmed that the occupants were not able to make any progress back to shore. All taken aboard and landed safely on the beach. As clearing this job - diverted to next...

25/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 239195 Launch: 17:50 Return: 19:00 H/W: 18:51 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: NE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB1 diverted to indentical job as the last one. Two boys landed safely on the beach with dingh then RTS.

25/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 239130 Launch: 15:30 Return: 16:30 H/W: 18:51 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMERS Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: NE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Reports from the area of beach hut No 395 (Uncle Tom's cabin) of two persons struggling to swim ashore due to offshore breeze. ILB2 arrived to find that the casualties had managed to swim ashore and were being greeted by the mobile CG. As being cleared to RTS was diverted to next incident.

25/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 239143 Launch: 15:30 Return: 16:30 H/W: 18:51 Type of casualty: LRGE OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: ABANDONED Wind: NE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY
Thames CG reported a boat adrift South East of the Southend CG Look-Out. ILB2 was already in the area and tasked to investigate. Arrived on scene to find no one aboard but adrift and heading out to sea. CG confirmed from the identity of the boat the mooring she should have been on. Taken in tow and secured to mooring P8F. All secured and cleared for RTS by Thames CG.

25/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 239094 Launch: 13:19 Return: 14:30 H/W: 18:51 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE AT RISK CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: NW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 launched to Mulberry Harbour to reports of people in the water believed to be cut off by the tide. The Lifeboat crew arrived on scene to find people in no distress so gave some safety advice. The persons then made their own way to shore. ILB2 then proceeded to East beach but were unable to get in because of the state of the tide. The D-class then took the scenic route back to station as day-trippers on the foreshore made their way back to the beach on the flooding tide.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 238878 Launch: 14:40 Return: 17:00 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: SAIL YACHT YACHT Cause of Service: LAND PERSONS Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 launched to a group of 6 children playing aboard a moored yacht off Thorpe Bay YC and at risk of being cut off by the tide. Police dealt with the incident before the Lifeboats arrived. Stood down and RTS.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 238896 Launch: 14:40 Return: 17:00 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING CHILD Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 launched to relieve Atlantic 75 from shallow water in area of Thorpe Bay bastion. ILB2 crew tasked to assist search for missing child. They spotted mother and child together on the beach and confirmed that she had raised the alarm. Crewmember waited with them for the mobile CG unit for handover. ILB2 then RTS.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 238908 Launch: 14:40 Return: 17:00 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: E Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 tasked to 6 people reportedly cut off out by Shoebury Boom. D-class to search shallows inshore and Atlantic to search deeper water out at the end of the boom. As D-class lifeboat crew running along the beach water line the group of boys was located and confirmed. All OK and had made their way ashore unassisted. Reported back to Thames and all units stood down RTS.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 238919 Launch: 14:40 Return: 17:00 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMER Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 tasked to a swimmer off the shore at the SMAC centre. First informant was a kayaker who thought the person was in difficulty. Arrived on scene and found that the adult swimmer was in fact OK. Southend CG were on the shore to receive the gentleman who really didn't need any assistance. False alarm with good intent. ILB2 RTS.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 238878 Launch: 14:40 Return: 16:15 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: SAIL YACHT YACHT Cause of Service: LAND PERSONS Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Tasked alongside ILB2 to investigate 6 children playing aboard moored boat and in danger of being cut off by tide. Stood down as situation resolved by Police.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 238896 Launch: 14:40 Return: 16:15 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING CHILD Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Thames tasked the Atlantic to the area of Thorpe Bay bastion for a missing child. The Lifeboat attempted to get in as far as possible but requested ILB2 to take over as there was not enough water in the area required. RTS.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 238899 Launch: 14:40 Return: 16:15 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PEOPLE IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Atlantic 75 diverted to report of about 10 people in difficulty off Two Tree slip and in the water. Proceeded to support ILB1 but stood down by Thames CG to RTS. Then diverted for next job.

24/04/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 238908 Launch: 14:40 Return: 16:15 H/W: 17:52 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Atlantic tasked to 6 people reportedly cut off by the tide. ILB 2 sent as well. As search pattern in area of Shoebury Boom started ILB 2 reported confirmation of all safe and well on shore. Stood down and RTS.

23/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 238908 Launch: 15:35 Return: 16:30 H/W: 17:03 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: E Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
ILB2 launched to an inflatable dinghy 1/2 mile offshore from the Jubilee beach, Southend. The dinghy was adrift with 4 people on board and struggling to return ashore. The Lifeboat checked that all were OK and took it in tow for the 200 yards left to run ashore. Landed at the Prince of Wales jetty and left them to their own devives. No further assistance required.

23/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 238662 Launch: 13:50 Return: 14:45 H/W: 17:03 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: E Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY

23/04/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 238633 Launch: 11:30 Return: 12:00 H/W: 17:03 Type of casualty: OBJECT NES ORDNANCE Cause of Service: BOMB OR MINE Wind: E Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
Hovercraft diverted from exercise by Thames CG to investigate a report of possible ordnance in a pool of water near the Mulberry harbour (Phoenix Unit). The Hovercraft crew arrived in the area following the report from the member of public and swept the area between the Mulberry harbour and the shore but could see nothing. Reported back to Thames and continued on exercise as nothing found.

21/04/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 238223 Launch: 23:45 Return: 00:10 H/W: 03:00 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: SE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: FAIR Sea: SMOOTH Weather: OVERCAST
Thames Coastguard reported a person in the water near the Shoebury Boom. The report had come from the casualty himself on his mobile phone. He seemed confused as to regards his actual position. Rescue 125 had been exercising in the area and was on scene in ten minutes. The Atlantic 75 was also sent as it was dark and his location was not clear. The casualty seemed to be giving some guidance as to where he was regarding the position of the Sea King and it was only when the pilot declared over the airwaves they had picked him up that we all breathed a sigh of relief. Apparently the casualty was picked out of the water waist high and was a bit cold, so he was taken away for medical clearance. The Atlantic 75 was stood down and RTS.

20/04/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 238223 H/W: 03:11 Type of casualty: PRS JTY FALL PERSON FALLEN OFF SHOEBURY BOOM Cause of Service: DROWNING
H-004 bought to immediate readiness following a report of a person in distress, at night, far from shore and possibly in the water.Rescue 125 was nearly on scene and the Atlantic was on its way. Stood down as soon as helo confirmed they had person on board. CREW ASSEMBLY

16/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 237487 Launch: 12:53 Return: 13:15 H/W: 00:01 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibility: GOOD Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY
The D-boat diverted from a morning's PR exercise at Southend Marine Activity Centre's Open Day to attend a broken down jet ski reported opposite the CG Look out at Shoebury, West beach. Arrived on scene to find that 2 persons on board were being towed in by a fellow jet skier. All seemed to be under control so the ILB stood by in the area until all were ashore safely. The ILB crew reported the 'casualties' safely ashore and then made their way back to SMAC before heading back to station.

09/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: H/W: 00:00 Type of casualty: AIR BED INFLATABLE TOY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE
Stood down prior to launch -incident regarding inflatable toy resolved itself. CREW ASSEMBLY

09/04/2011 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: H/W: 00:00 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING CHILD Cause of Service: MISSING
Stood down prior to launch as incident regarding missing child self resolved. CREW ASSEMBLY

27/03/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 235406 Launch: 19:48 Return: 19:55 H/W: 19:19 Type of casualty: OBJECT NES MARINE DEBRIS Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibility: FAIR Sea: SMOOTH Weather: OVERCAST
A report of 'something in the water' resembling a capsized dinghy had the inshore D-class away to investigate. On scene, 1/2 mile South of the Southend Marine Activity Centre, was found to be a half inflated heavy duty fender, approxmately 6ft long. This was recovered and bought back to the station. One of the crew intends to patch it up sell it and donate the funds towards the Inshore boathouse. We'd have a boathouse by now if all false alarms went like that!

18/03/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 234415 Launch: 15:15 Return: 17:30 H/W: 23:38 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: N Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibility: GOOD Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY
The Hovercraft was launched to enable the shoreline to be searched following the earlier report of a jacket in the water. The 'quality' of the first informant and his vivid description including the sighting of 'pair of arms' coming out the shoulder holes of the jacket, reinforced the possible urgency of this alert. No effort was spared and the Hovercraft searched up to Haven Point. Nothing was found and after total of 6 hours, from the start all vessels were stood down. False alarm, good intent.

18/03/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 234415 Launch: 12:35 Return: 14:10 H/W: 23:58 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: N Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: OVERCAST
Launched following ILB1s launch to search after a report from the CG of sighting of lifejacket off the East beach paddling pool, Shoebury. Whilst the ILB took the shallow water the Atlantic 75 searched from the beach end of the Shoebury boom and around the other side back to the beach.Then performed a creeping line ahead in a box to the East of the boom encompassing the man made island. Nothing found. Stood down by CG and RTS. False alarm with Good intent.

18/03/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 234415 Launch: 11:40 Return: 14:00 H/W: 23:38 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: N Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: OVERCAST
ILB 1 launched to East beach following a report from CG of a jacket floating in the water 100metres off the paddling pool area. ILB arrived to search the area and covered from close to shore out to the Shoebury boom. Nothing found. RTS before the receding tide left the D boat high and dry. Atlantic 75 continued the search further out.

22/02/2011 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 232404 Launch: 15:04 Return: 15:25 H/W: 15:20 Type of casualty: DEAD BODY HUMAN BODY Cause of Service: RECOVER BODY Wind: SE Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
A report came in through Thames CG of a body in the water, seen off Barge Pier, Shoeburyness. The 'body' was seen drifting East about 200yards out from the shore. ILB1 arrived on scene to find it was a bouyancy bag that had lost its owner. False Alarm with Good Intent recorded as ILB1 RTS.

05/02/2011 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 230932 Launch: 12:15 Return: 12:30 H/W: 14:01 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: SW Force: 7 NEAR GALE Visibility: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY
The Atlantic 75 launched to a windsurfer in trouble off Barge Pier. Arrived on scene to find that he had been blown ashore with his board and a broken mast. No assistance required so RTS.

31/01/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 230519 Launch: 18:20 Return: 19:35 H/W: 22:59 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PEOPLE STRANDED ON SANDBANK Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: NE Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibility: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY
Hovercraft called to a report of stranded people off the shore opposite Toulouse Restaurant, Westcliff. Arrived in area in good visibility and performed area search along the waterline. Stood down after 30 minutes when all 15 people confirmed safely ashore. RTS.

24/01/2011 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 229985 Launch: 10:29 Return: 12:00 H/W: 15:44 Type of casualty: DEAD BODY HUMAN BODY Cause of Service: RECOVER BODY Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibility: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: OVERCAST