Latest launch information:11th September 2020
The fiftieth incident of the year occurred when the UK coastguard received reports that a small dinghy was seen near to St Albans Head with no occupants on board. The same dinghy had been seen earlier with two persons on board and there was concern about where they may now be.
Both lifeboats launched and proceeded in good conditions to the headland. The D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) was tasked to perform a close inshore search towards to Kimmeridge while the Shannon class all-weather lifeboat (ALB) searched the headland itself before also heading west.
With nothing found around and to the west of St Albans Head, both boats continued their searches along the cliffs back towards Anvil Point lighthouse.
Again with nothing untoward found, both boats were stood down and returned to station a little before 7.30pm, where they were re-housed and prepared for the next incident.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:17:41
- Recovery time:19:29
- Location:St Albans Head
(Helm) Darren Tomes
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Robert Aggas
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