Saturday, 31 January 2015

SEARCH ONGOING FOR MAN WASHED OUT TO SEA AT PORT WILLIAM

Falmouth Coastguard is currently coordinating the search for a 51 year old man last seen at Port William on the north Cornish Coast. The man had been spreading ashes when a large wave washed him into the sea. Two other members of the group that he was with went into the sea in an attempt to rescue him but were unsuccessful.

Falmouth Coastguard scrambled a search and rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor, two coastguard rescue teams from Boscastle and Port Isaac began a shoreline search and the Padstow RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch.

Neil Oliver Falmouth Coastguard Watch Manager says

“We have now been searching for 4 hours and sadly the man has not been found yet. The helicopter and lifeboats have now completed their searches but the two coastguard rescue teams continue their search.

Conditions this evening have been unfavourable with gale force winds and rough seas.”





Friday, 30 January 2015

YOUTH RESCUED FROM CLIFFS AT SEWERBY, EAST YORKSHIRE

A seventeen year old who went after his dog after it had gone over a cliff edge had to be rescued himself.

Humber Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a 999 call from the youth’s mother at 3.15pm on 29th January to say he was stuck on cliffs at Sewerby, close to the MRCC.

His mother said he had tried to rescue their dog which had gone over the cliff edge. The dog had made its own way back, leaving the 17 year old stuck on an icy ledge.

Humber Coastguard immediately sent the Coastguard Rescue Teams from Bridlington and Filey to the scene to assess the situation. On arrival the Coastguard Rescue officers made the decision that the quickest and safest method of rescue would be by helicopter so the RAF Rescue Helicopter based at Leconfield rescued the youth from the cliff.

Watch Manager Mike Puplett said
‘This was a well executed rescue and was resolved quickly.

‘However my message once again is for dog owners to keep their pets on a lead when they are close to cliff edges.
‘Also, members of the public should never climb or descend cliffs in order to carry out a rescue themselves.

‘The weather on that day was inclement, and a snow flurry had just engulfed the area, making the cliffs even more treacherous.’ 



UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR OVERDUE FISHING VESSEL

The Search and Rescue operation looking for the missing fishing vessel which had been fishing in the Dover Strait is being co-ordinated by the French coast guard as it is now in their territorial waters.

Dover Coastguard was initially alerted to the missing vessel on the afternoon of 28th January.

The search is now concentrated on an area four miles from the French coast. Any further involvement of the UK authorities will be at the request of the French coast guard.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

SEARCH SUSPENDED FOR MISSING FISHING VESSEL

The search for a missing fishing vessel has been suspended for today.

Two bodies believed to be two of the missing crew have been recovered from the search area.

The joint search and rescue operation between Dover coastguard and the French maritime authorities had continued for most of today. The search is now in French territorial waters. Vessels in the area will be asked to remain vigilant and to report any sightings.

Four crew were on board the vessel which was first reported missing yesterday (28th) afternoon. 


UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR OVERDUE FISHING VESSEL

The search continues this morning for a missing fishing vessel which had been fishing in the Dover Strait.

Dover Coastguard was alerted to the disappearance yesterday afternoon. Four crew were known to be onboard.

An RAF helicopter is searching the area along with a French maritime aircraft. Two all-weather lifeboats from Dungeness and Dover are on the scene.

A number of Belgian and Dutch fishing vessels remain on the scene in the area, looking out for any sign of their missing colleagues. 

The weather conditions on scene remain challenging.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

SEARCH IN CHANNEL FOR OVERDUE FISHING VESSEL

This afternoon Dover Coastguard was alerted to a missing fishing vessel which had been fishing in the Dover Strait. The vessel is known to have four crew on board.

A Coastguard Rescue helicopter is searching an area in the South East of the Channel, two all-weather lifeboats from Dungeness and Dover are on scene and a French Search and Rescue helicopter has also been supporting the search effort.

The Coastguard has notified other vessels in the surrounding area to remain vigilant and contact them if they locate anything.


The weather conditions on scene are very challenging, with rough seas and gale force winds.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

SEARCH FOR MISSING WINDSURFER

HM Coastguard is coordinating a search for a missing windsurfer this evening near the mouth of the River Lune, Lancashire, after receiving a report at 4.30pm that four windsurfers had been out and three had made it back to shore but a fourth man in the group had not.  
The windsurfer disappeared in foggy conditions near to the entrance to the River Lune, at the south end of Morecambe Bay.  The search involves Knott End and Morecambe Coastguard Rescue Teams, Fleetwood and Morecambe Bay RNLI lifeboats, an RNLI operated hover craft and the rescue helicopter from RAF Valley.  Police and mountain rescue have also helped with the search.
The search area now covers a large area including the sand banks between the Lune and Fleetwood.