2007 Services

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01/01/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 075636 Launch: 12:10 Return: 12:37 H/W: 10:08 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLEAR SKY Windsurfer reported in distress at the Phoenix Unit (Mulberry Harbour). He had become separated from his board for several minutes and apparently had been in some difficulty. However, by the time the inshore D Class was on scene he was witnessed making his own way ashore. The D Class stood by until he was confirmed safe ashore. FAGI.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

16/01/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 076761 Launch: 12:05 Return: 14:10 H/W: 22:36 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL SEA DREAM Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: DRIZZLE The Atlantic 75 tasked to a fishing vessel West of the pier head with enGINe running but unable to make way. Gravesend Lifeboat was in attendance (on exercise in area) but unable to assist with a tow because of operating problems. So Southend took the vessel with it?s two occupants back up to Holehaven where their mooring was.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

24/01/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 077443 Launch: 15:03 Return: 15:45 H/W: 16:19 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: NW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: OVERCAST Inshore D class launched immediately following a report of a kite surfer in difficulty near the Shoebury Boom. A swimmer from the shore was also reported trying to reach the kite surfer. As the Lifeboat neared the scene it was confirmed that the swimmer had turned back and had reached the shore. As ILB1 neared the troubled kite surfer he was nearly ashore himself. The Lifeboat escorted him and his kite rig the final 20 yards. He did not need any medical assistance and so ILB1 RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

02/02/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 078085 Launch: 12:10 Return: 13:20 H/W: 10:00 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL SHAMCARMA Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: W Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: POOR Sea: CALM Weather: DRIZZLE Launched to assist a 23ft fishing boat, which had been out all night with 2 POB. It was just East of the Mulberry harbour (Phoenix Unit) but had suffered en GINe failure. The occupants were found to be in good health by the Atlantic 75 crew but the vessel was in need of a tow the mile or so back to Thorpe Bay where she had a mooring near the bastion. Once the vessel was secure on her mooring the skipper and his mate went ashore via their own tender. SLB RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

07/02/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 078583 Launch: 17:45 Return: 20:05 H/W: 03:44 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: VAR Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY Called to a broken down sailing vessel 1 mile South East of the Shoebury Boom. The two occupants on board were in fine health but unable to make it back unaided to their mooring on Leigh due to machinery failure. On an ebbing tide the vessel was taken on tow back to Leigh Creek. The yacht was secured to its mooring and the skipper and crew were able to make their own was ashore by tender.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

11/02/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 078896 Launch: 21:15 Return: 22:00 H/W: 06:49 Type of casualty: DISTRESS SIG FLARES REPORTED Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Following a report of a red flare off the seafront opposite the Thames Estuary Yacht Club the inshore D class was immediately launched. The crew of the D class lifeboat launched two white para flares 1 mile offshore at the Chalkwell/Westclift seafront inorder to assist the search. Nothing seen. Thames then reported numerous public reports of the white lifeboat flares, but only the one oriGINal ?report? of a red flares. With good visibility and with no sign of distress in the sear Thames GC called the search off, considering it a hoax. ILB RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

11/03/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 081226 Launch: 15:55 Return: 16:25 H/W: 16:39 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLEAR SKY The inshore D class was launched to a sailing dinghy with a snapped mast opposite the Southend Coastguard look out at West beach. In fine weather, the ILB was quickly on scene only to find that the two occupants had more or less made it back to shore by paddling with their rudder. With the Mobile Coastguard on scene ashore the ILB RTS- no further help required.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

01/04/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 083000 Launch: 14:05 Return: 14:55 H/W: 01:08 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: N Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: FAIR Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY Called to a windsurfer in trouble at the Shoebury Boom. The ILB was immediately sent and the Atlantic crew readied the 75 in case of required back-up. Inshore Lifeboat immediately launched and spotted the casualty some 200 yds from the shore and quickly plucked him from the freezing water. He was very cold and an ambulance was called to RV with the mobile CG unit that was already on scene. Despite the protection of a wetsuit he had been in the water some 40 minutes and was showing signs of mild stage hypothermia (very pale, unresponsive). As he was bought ashore he was sheltered from the fresh northerly breeze which would have added to the chill factor. He was placed safely in the hands of the CG, who took measures to gently warm the casualty until the paramedics arrived some 2 minutes later. The sailor's board had also been landed so all that was left to do for the crew was to get the ILB back to station double quick because the boat was 4 miles away from the station on a 2 hour ebb tide! The Atlantic crew was subsequently stood down during this shout as it became apparent they would not be required and returned ashore.

Lives Saved: 1 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

06/04/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 083521 Launch: 19:26 Return: 21:15 H/W: 03:42 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT THE BALTI Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: E Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY The hovercraft was launched to a boat hard aground outside Smallgains creek. The skipper had misjudged a turn of the channel and left his craft high and dry. The hovercraft came alongside and confirmed that 3 on board needed transferring ashore. Even though the occupants were resigned to staying aboard in sleeping bags for the night, the crew persuaded them that in view of the falling temperature that they would in fact be safer ashore. All agreed the boat was securely anchored and the 3 occupants taken ashore and landed at Benfleet Y.C. where they had a car and the Canvey Mobile unit waiting for them. No medical situation at all to consider ? the hovercraft then came around and RTS in the failing twilight.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

08/04/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 083795 Launch: 16:00 Return: 18:30 H/W: 05:41 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: E Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: FAIR Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY Lifeboat Operations Manager requested launch to a 30ft boat off Old Leigh with 3 persons onboard. The vessel had suffered electrical failure and required a tow to a boatyard in Leigh. No medical situation to worry about here but without the assistance of the lifeboat they were unable to make progreess to their mooring.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

08/04/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 083812 Launch: 16:00 Return: 18:30 H/W: 05:41 Type of casualty: LRGE OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: OUT OF FUEL Wind: E Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: FAIR Sea: GLASS CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY On the way back to station from the previous job in Leigh, the D class was diverted to aid a speedboat repotedly broken down off Sea Reach No.4 (just south of the pierhead). It was not long before the crew had the boat in their sights. One person onboard, OK, but the boat was out of fuel and needed at tow back to Two Tree Slipway. The person was landed and the boat recovered on a trailer by the owner. RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

09/04/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 083981 Launch: 18:55 Return: 19:45 H/W: 05:41 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT MISS G Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: W Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY The skipper of a 16ft speedboat reported having fan belt problems south of Canvey Island and attempted limping back to Two Tree slip, where a trailer and vehicle were waiting. However, the en GINe failed and the vessel drifted so the skipper set anchor in between the North and South channels 1 mile SE of Two Tree Slip. The D-boat towed the casualty from the bank (it was found run aground) after transferring the 2 crew ashore. The vessel was then towed to the slip for recovery on the trailer. The Mobile CG were waiting ashore to assist and take details.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

11/04/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 084118 Launch: 02:36 Return: 04:00 H/W: 06:44 Type of casualty: SMAL CAB PWR POWERED BOAT KAROL Cause of Service: POSTN UNSURE Wind: Force: 0 CALM Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY A skipper of a 36ft boat confused the West Shoebury buoy (East of the Pier) for the Low Way buoy (West of the Pier) and hence could not find his way back to Smallgains. The Atlantic 75 launched and ?pilotaged? him back to his mooring just east of Smallgains. 4 in total on board ? all ok and happy to sit on the mooring for the rising tide to float their tender ashore.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

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15/04/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 084625 Launch: 13:15 Return: 15:00 H/W: 23:59 Type of casualty: LRGE OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: VAR Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY The Inshore ILB was launched to a broken down 18? speedboat off of Chalkwell Station. On board were 4 adults and 5 children. They were quickly spotted by the crew and the two mothers and all the children were transferred ashore by the ILB. The ILB then returned to the speedboat and towed it to a secure mooring in the Ray. By now the tide was ebbing fast and so the two male occupants were taken back to the pierhead where the mobile Coastguard unit was ready to take over once they were safely ashore. (The Offshore ILB was transferred to the Inshore boathouse whilst this shout was taking place because the state of the tide dictated that the Inshore boat would be able to get away to handle the shout but not necessarily get back). The ILB was then recovered at the Offshore station on the pierhead.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 9

21/04/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 085319 Launch: 16:00 Return: 16:45 H/W: 04:25 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: OUT OF FUEL Wind: ESE Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 5

27/04/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 085862 Launch: 13:50 Return: 14:30 H/W: 22:32 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: W Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY The Atlantic was tasked to assist the Essex Police and Canvey mobile Coastguard units in search of missing person last seen around the Labworth Café area of the sea wall. The Lifeboat search from Canvey Point to Scars Elbow. The search was stood down as the person was found inshore. Lifeboat RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

29/04/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 086097 Launch: 12:30 Return: 14:00 H/W: 00:09 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT BOOMERANG Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: E Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLOUDY Launched to take over a tow from Sheerness Lifeboat. A 7 metre RIB with gearbox/engine failure required a tow up the Ray to Two Tree slp. The mobile CG unit were waiting on scene to take details. No further complications. On return to station the Lifeboat stayed afloat to perform an ashes scattering ceremony.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

30/04/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: Launch: 13:05 Return: 15:00 H/W: 00:44 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER SWIMMER Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: Force: 7 NEAR GALE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY A man entered the water from Shoebury East beach to retrieve his wife?s windsurfer that was drifting out to sea. The man swam in a SW direction and was found ¾ mile off shore near Barge Pier. The ILB picked him out of the water and returned him ashore and in the hands of the mobile Coastguard who had reported the incident. The ILB then set off to recover the lost windsufer which was also found and taken back to its owner on Shoebury East Beach. ILB then RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

30/04/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: Launch: 13:05 Return: 15:00 H/W: 00:44 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: ABANDONED Wind: Force: 7 NEAR GALE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY A man entered the water from Shoebury East beach to retrieve his wife?s windsurfer that was drifting out to sea. The man swam in a SW direction and was found ¾ mile off shore near Barge Pier. The ILB picked him out of the water and returned him ashore and in the hands of the mobile Coastguard who had reported the incident. The ILB then set off to recover the lost windsufer which was also found and taken back to its owner on Shoebury East Beach. ILB then RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

01/05/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 086388 Launch: 22:00 Return: 23:45 H/W: 00:18 Type of casualty: SMAL CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: ENE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY A 15ft fishing vessel with 3 POB had run aground some ¼ mile east of Smallgains Creek. They had launched at 3pm (when the tide was ebbing) and more or less immediately ran aground. Much later, they raised the alarm and the inshore D-class was tasked to assist. On scene the casualty vessel had just refloated but given the skipper did not seem familiar with the area it was towed back to the slipway at Two Tree. The crew assisted the occupants with getting the fishing boat back onto it?s trailer and the Mobile CG unit were on hand also. With the casualty safely underway back home ILB1 RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

08/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 087180 Launch: 18:40 Return: 19:45 H/W: 05:34 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: ABANDONED Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLOUDY A 40 ft steel motor boat was seen running adrift north of the Ray Gut. The tide was ebbing and there was a real danger of the boat grounding. The lifeboat was launched to investigate the possiblility of anyone being aboard. On scene it was immediately apparent that no one was on board. A crewman was put on board and a tow line secured. The boat was then towed to a safe mooring in the Ray. The boat owner was traced and informed of the situation by the CG. Southend lifeboat then RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

16/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 087866 Launch: 13:00 Return: 14:00 H/W: 01:04 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL KAREN JO Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: EXCELLENT Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY The Atlantic 75 was tasked to a vessel reported ¼ East of Sea Reach No 4 possibly on fire with 3 POB. The skipper of the vessel had submitted GPS coordinates to the Coastguard that were duly passed to the ILB crew. The Lifeboat was on scene within a minute of launch. It was quickly ascertained that there was no fire on board and that the 3 occupants of the vessel were in good health. The main issue now was that the casualty vessel was in the middle of the shipping channel, so a tow was immediately rigged and London VTS informed of the situation. The skippers boat mooring was off the Southend shore near The Castle public house. So with a Lifeboat crewman aboard the 30ft fishing vessel the Lifeboat towed the boat out of the shipping land and back to its mooring. Southend Mobile Coastguard unit also actioned on this shout and assisted the 3 when they returned ashore via their tender. Apparently the fishing boat had suffered major en GINe failure and smoke had arisen as a result of diesel fuel being scattered around the en GINe room. The smoke situation had been resolved by the skipper before the Lifeboat arrived on scene but the boat was left without any means of power to get home.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 3 People Brought in: 0

19/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 088148 Launch: 12:10 Return: 14:45 H/W: 15:06 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT BREEZER Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY Called to a broken down yacht running with the sea and the wind approximately ½ mile South of the South Shoebury buoy. On scene, the Lifeboat crew quickly rigged a tow and took the yacht back to Leigh Motor Boat Club at Two Tree. One person aboard - no medical assistance required. Once boat secured the Lifeboat RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

24/05/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 088678 Launch: 12:10 Return: 13:30 H/W: 19:22 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Further to a suicide letter being found on Southend Pier earlier in the day, a full search involving H004, the Atlantic 75 and the offshore D-class was initiated. The police had been aware of this situation from earlier in the day and escalated the alert to the RNLI at midday. With an ebbing tide the hovercraft was tasked to search the foreshore down the river from the Pier to the Shoebury Boom. The Lifeboats were given starting GPS coordinates and tasked to perform a creeping line ahead search in tandem with the Hovercraft. All units stood down at 13:00 as confirmation came over the radios that the police had located the missing person. All vessels then RTS for refuelling and rehousing.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

24/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 088678 Launch: 12:30 Return: 13:15 H/W: 19:32 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Launched to report of missing person. Given a search area by the CG and tasked to performa creeping line ahead search with the Hovercraft and the offshore D-class. As the search was being undertaken all units stood down following confirmation that the person had been located ashore.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

24/05/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 088678 Launch: 12:32 Return: 13:18 H/W: 19:32 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Launched alongside B776 to assist Hovercraft and Atlantic in creeping line ahead down river to the Boom. Stood down as person reported safe ashore.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

25/05/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 088812 Launch: 17:15 Return: 18:00 H/W: 20:32 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY ILB launched in response to a request by the Coastguard to investigate three children on board on inflatable dinghy. The weather was worsening and they looked to be in distress. As the Lifeboat launched they were stood down as confirmation came over the radio that the dinghy was safely ashore. As the Lifeboat was just about to be recovered Thames asked the boat to remain at immediate readiness for another shout that was about to take place. See next report.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

25/05/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 088810 Launch: 17:15 Return: 18:00 H/W: 20:32 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Following last shout ILB 1 was sent to new job following a report by a fishing vessel that two on board a dinghy were not equipped for worsening weather and were over some ½ mile out from shore. The skipper of the fishing vessel had come alongside and advised them to make for the shore since the weather was deteriorating fast. They choose to ignore this advice and so he informed Thames Coastguard. So ILB was tasked to a position south of Thorpe Bay Yacht Club were the dinghy was confirmed sighted by the Mobile Coastguard unit who requested the Lifeboat to investigate. On scene the Lifeboat crew asked if assistance was required since the clouds looked very heavy and they were still some way out. The occupants agreed and were towed in to the beach at Thorpe Bay. The Mobile Coastguard was on hand to assist with details. ILB1 then RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

26/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 088883 Launch: 12:30 Return: 14:00 H/W: 21:41 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY Whilst afloat on exercise covering the Southend Airshow, the Atlantic 75 was diverted to a PWC (Jet-ski) with 1 POB adrift on the South side of the Ray gut. The casualty was located and was very cold. He had been adrift for at least an hour and the wind had a bitter chill in it. He was quickly taken aboard the Lifeboat and placed inside an ambulance pouch to shield him from the wind. As the Lifeboat passed the Pierhead two crew were deployed to launch the Offshore D-class and take the casualty to the shore to Thorpe Bay where the CG unit was waiting. The Atlantic 75 returned for the Jet Ski and took it undertow. However, given the sea state it was apparent that the Jet Ski was not towing very well and was susceptible to sinking. So the tow was abandoned and the Jet Ski taken aboard the D-class for landing where the casualty was already waiting. The casualty was very cold and without the assistance of the Lifeboat his situation would have deteriorated very quickly. This is one saved in our opinion.

Lives Saved: 1 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

26/05/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 088883 Launch: 13:00 Return: 14:00 H/W: 21:14 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY Launched to assist Atlantic 75 with tranfer of Jet skier to shore. The Atlantic, unable to make progress with a tow passed the vessel to the D-class which took the Jet ski aboard and safely into shore on the low water.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

27/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 089025 Launch: 11:45 Return: 12:50 H/W: 22:39 Type of casualty: TUG/BARGE BARGE PHOENICIAN Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLOUDY

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 4

29/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 089267 Launch: 10:05 Return: 13:15 H/W: 11:55 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT CURLEW Cause of Service: STEERNG FAIL Wind: WNW Force: 8 GALE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY The Atlantic 75 was launched to assist a 32ft sailing vessel that had lost it's rudder and drag GINg her anchor just SW of the SW Barrow cardinal marker some 9 miles East of the station. Coordinates were passed and the Atlantic 75 soon had her marked on the onboard GPS chart. {51'32.396N 000'59.141E}. On scene after some 25 minutes travelling time, the crew located the vessel and found 2 on board the yacht in good health. A tow was quickly set up and her anchor recovered aboard. It was to be a slow tow against the elements, with the wind squalling at up to Force 8. The boat was taken to a safe mooring in up the Hadleigh Ray and the two occupants were landed at Mike's Boatyard in Old Leigh to make repair arrangements. Southend Lifeboat RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

31/05/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 089498 H/W: 01:19 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT ALBATROSS Cause of Service: FOULED PROP With the falling tide and the inshore ILB out on Service, the Atlantic readied for launch to continue with the snagged propeller of the 29ft yacht. However just as the Atlantic was about to be raised by the davit, the crew were stood down as the ILB crew had managed to complete the mission. Nil Launch. CREW ASSEMBLY

31/05/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 089498 Launch: 13:55 Return: 15:35 H/W: 01:19 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT ALBATROSS Cause of Service: FOULED PROP Wind: S Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLEAR SKY The Inshore D-class was sent to a 29ft Beneteau yacht with 1 Person on board. He had come out of Canvey and was on his way to Bradwell when he snagged his prop on a fishing vessels mooring in the Ray at Chalkwell. The D-class crew deployed a man in the water to see if the propeller could be freed but the line was tight and the ebbing tide was adding to the tension on the line. The fishing vessel 'Louisa' came on scene (who's mooring line it was) and the skipper assisted by taking the yacht in tow in order to slacken the snagged propeller and enable a de-tangle. This had been tried by the ILB but it did not quite have the power to manage this. However, with the fishing vessel 'Louisa' pulling the yacht against the tide there was enough slack created to unloop the snagged prop. With the casullty able progress unaided, the Louisa took her spot back on her mooring and the ILB returned to station with just enough tide to recover to the boathouse.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

05/06/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 090165 Launch: 15:45 Return: 16:25 H/W: 16:05 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY Inshore D-Class launched to a broken down Jet Ski sighted south of the Coastguard look out at West Beach. On scene the occupant was in fine health but unable to make any progress ashore. He was taken aboard the Lifeboat and a tow set up. Both the owner and the Jet Ski were taken back to the West beach slipway where the trailer was waiting. Job done LIB RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

06/06/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 090296 Launch: 17:45 Return: 17:48 H/W: 05:29 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Inshore D-Class tasked to a report of two youths in a dinghy that may have been stolen. Seen afloat on the shoreline off Maplin Way. ILB 1 was just away off the trolley as the radio call to stand down came from Thames Coastguard. The youths had made it ashore and the Lifeboat was no longer required. FAGI.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

07/06/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 090324 Launch: 04:00 Return: 05:15 H/W: 05:29 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL FRIDAYS CHILD 2 Cause of Service: OUT OF FUEL Wind: Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY An early morning wake up call from the duty crew. Pagers off at 03.39 for 3 on board a 21ft fishing vessel out south of Sea Reach No 2. The Atlantic crew quickly spotted the craft?s white light just south of the shipping channel. All on board were ok but a suspected fuel leak meant there was no other way home for the occupants other than a tow back to Westcliff. In calm conditions a tow was rigged and the boat was taken out of the thoroughfare ASAP. The boats mooring was just off the Old Westcliff jetty site and once secure the occupants were able to get ashore via their own tender. Job done SLB RTS for refuel and the kettle was put on for the crew for a breakfast cuppa.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

09/06/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 090583 Launch: 13:10 Return: 13:30 H/W: 19:30 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL LINDA LOUISE Cause of Service: ILL CREWMAN Wind: Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY Called to a fishing vessel, the ?Linda Louise? which was on its way back ashore with just the owner on board. He had a friend waiting at the Two Tree slipway and managed, via mobile hone, to get a message to his friend that he was having serious problem with chest pains. With that, his friend called up the Coastguard who immediately requested the Lifeboat to attend. The fishing vessel was quickly found to the west of the mussel bank, also known as ?the cricket pitch? on the approach from the Gut to the Benfleet creek. The man was found slumped on the aft deck as the crew arrived. He was able to speak and it was clear to the crew that he was indeed having a heart attack. Crewman Crow drew on his past experiences with such victims and quickly administered an Aspirin tablet and put an Oxygen mask on him. The next thing was to get him on the Atlantic 75 for immediate transfer to the medics. The pagers had gone off to signify to the inshore team that the Lifeboat was on a shout, the buggy was readied at the pierhead slipway and the paramedics were positioned at Pier hill to facilitate a quick evaluation of the casualty from Buggy to Ambulance. The casualty?s history was passed to the paramedics and his oxygen supply was swapped from the paramedics supply. Safely handed over to the medics the offshore crew swapped their spent oxygen for a fresh cylinder from the inshore crew and made their way back to continue their duty at the Pierhead.

Lives Saved: 1 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

16/06/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 091472 Launch: 15:15 Return: 16:30 H/W: 02:34 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST The Atlantic was launched to a kitesufer apparently in difficulty near the Shoebury Boom. On scene the crew found him walking towards the shore but his rig was wrapped up in the structure of the boom. The Lifeboat untangled the rig and recovered it ashore to one very happy kitesurfer. He was ok and not in need of any medical assistance. Job done SLB RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

16/06/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 091480 Launch: 15:15 Return: 16:30 H/W: 02:34 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: POSTN UNSURE Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST After returning from previous call, the Southend Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to check a 12ft Dory, the occupant of which was seen clin GINg to a marker buoy off the West beach slip. On arrival it was apparent that the skipper could not find his mooring. The Atlantic escorted put a crewman on board to assist the vessel to a spare mooring nearby. The two occupants were then landed on the West beach slipway.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

17/06/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 091643 Launch: 15:30 Return: 16:00 H/W: 14:55 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: COLLISION Wind: W Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY Whilst already launched on Exercise for the Station Open Day at the Pierhead, the D class was diverted to assist a 10ft Dory which was the acting rescue boat for the Alexandra Yacht Club. The vessel was pinned to the pier and was unable to get off. A line was passed from the D-class and the boat towed back to the Alexandra YC slipway.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

18/06/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 091789 Launch: 15:45 Return: 17:05 H/W: 04:08 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SW Force: 8 GALE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY The Inshore ILB was tasked to search in Hadleigh Ray as reports of 1 man in an orange dinghy with another man in the water were made to the CG. The search was centred on the dinghy using Southend Mobile (CG unit) and the 1st informant for bearings to the correct area. After an hour search the incident was stood down. This turned out to be a false alarm. The actual sighting was of a fisherman out of Whitstable who had been leaning out of the vessel to recover his nets. His nets had been mistaken for a person. False alarms happen and to a certain extent, go with the territory. So it was with some relief that the ILB crew RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

18/06/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 091789 Launch: 16:00 Return: 17:10 H/W: 04:08 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SW Force: 8 GALE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched in support of ILB 1 to a report by a MOP of a man fallen out of a tender in the Ray. Two boat creeping line ahead search up river West of the Pier performed. Subsequent ownership of the tender was confirmed leading to confirmation that the owner was a fisherman out of Whitstable and was probably seen by a member of the public watching him recover nets. False Alarm with Good Intent granted by the CG so all vessels returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

22/06/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 092245 Launch: 18:10 Return: 19:20 H/W: 18:41 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT NORE SAND Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY ILB 1 tasked to assist a 24ft yacht 'Nore Sand' that was aground at the Havengore Creek some 500 yds from the bridge. The vessel had run aground on the previous tide and had been stranded for sometime. On arrival the Lifeboat crew found the vessel just afloat and able to make way unaided. The Lifeboat crew escorted the yacht to the bridge where the Mobile CG was able to oversee the situation from there. The ILB was relieved to RTS with the vessel able to proceed to mooring on her own. 2 onboard all OK.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

23/06/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 092360 Launch: 16:30 Return: 17:00 H/W: 19:36 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY The Atlantic was launched to an area South of the Crowstone, Westcliff. A report had come in of people cut off by the tide. This turned out to be kitesurfers checking surfing conditions. F.A.G.I. Lifeboat RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

26/06/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 092780 Launch: 22:50 Return: 23:10 H/W: 11:07 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: NW Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY A member of Leigh Sailing Club called the Coastguard since he was concerned about a blue sailed dinghy heading towards the Low way buoy late at night. The ILB 1 was launched to the area to check the sighting. Meanwhile the shore crew and the Coastguard investigated leads at local yacht clubs and ascertained that the dinghy was out to Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and had in fact returned safely ashore. All confirmed - ILB RTS. F.A.G.I.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

30/06/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 093123 Launch: 12:00 Return: 13:20 H/W: 01:43 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE REPORT OF MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: POOR Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY Launched on Service to search in the area of the Southend Coastguard Look- Out for a reported missing person. A pile of clothes had been found on the beach and a search was triggered. The ILB searched to the East of the Look-Out down to the Shoebury boom. Barge Pier was also closely inspected. More clothing was found (a fleece) and reported but nothing more was found. After over an hours search all units were stood down as the search was downgraded to a probable false alarm.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

30/06/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 093123 Launch: 12:15 Return: 13:10 H/W: 13:19 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE REPORT OF MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: S Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: FAIR Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY Following the discovery of a set of clothes on the beach a search for a suspected missing person was started. The clothes were left on the beach in front of the CG Look-Out at Shoebury East beach. The Atlantic crew searched around the moorings of all the nearby moored boats between the Look-Out and the Thorpe Bay Yacht Club slipway. Rescue 125 also involved in the search. Nothing found. Stood down by the Thames CG as a false alarm.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

01/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 093280 Launch: 12:15 Return: 13:45 H/W: 02:24 Type of casualty: CANOE CANOE Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: OVERCAST A 999 call from a member of the public alerted the CG to a sighting of an overturned kayak. The Atlantic launched and was on scene within minutes. The kayak was spotted and clin GINg onto it was a very tired casualty. He was taken aboard the Lifeboat and taken ashore. As he was handed to the to mobile CG unit the Lifeboat crew went back out to retrieve the kayak. Once this job was finished the crew stayed afloat and Exercised with ILB 2.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

01/07/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 093290 Launch: 13:50 Return: 15:30 H/W: 02:24 Type of casualty: KITEBOARD KITEBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLOUDY Diverted from Exercise on the Mulberry Harbour (veering down) to respond to an alert of a windsufer in trouble at the Shoebury boom. . The ILB arrived on scene to find a red kite that had been blown through the boom to the Eastern side of the structure but no sign of the kitesurfer was apparent. The crew called up the Mobile CG unit and asked if they had contact with anyone ashore who had seen the incident. It was then that the kitesurfer made himself known to the rescue agencies by waving at the lifeboat from the beach. Southend Mobile confirmed his identity and the kite was recovered and returned to him. As this job was wrapping up and the ILB was coming ashore to return the casualties kite they came upon a windsurfer in difficulty. See next report.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

01/07/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 093294 Launch: 13:50 Return: 15:30 H/W: 02:24 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLOUDY Whilst recovering the kite from the last shout the ILB crew came upon a windsurfer who was clearly having difficulty. He was very tired from battling with the elements and asked to be taken ashore. He was taken aboard the ILB and his windsurfing board was held alongside the ILB on the leeward side to the weather. The Mobile CG was still in the area and able to assist as the Lifeboat got the casualty ashore. With everyone safely in the hands of the CG the ILB crew returned to complete their exercise before returning to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

02/07/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 093438 Launch: 18:05 Return: 19:45 H/W: 03:06 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT DREAMCATCHER Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: POOR Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLOUDY The hovercraft was launched to a vessel aground east of the Shoebury boom (near the Broomway path). Burnham LB was already in attendance but unable to get in to the vessel due to the state of the tide. The hovercraft had no such difficulty getting to the vessel and transferred the 2 occupants and their dog to East Beach having secured the 27 ft Bayliner with its anchor. Pos 51.35.855N, 000.55.709E.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

06/07/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 093848 Launch: 14:40 Return: 15:20 H/W: 17:19 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY The inshore lifeboat launched to various reports of 2 windsurfers overcome by the weather conditions 1/2 mile offshore, between the Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and the Mulberry Harbour. The first windsurfer was quickly spotted and landed him ashore with his board - that had made its own way in. The other casualty carried on windsurfing as was no longer in difficulty. Mobile CG on scene to take details.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

06/07/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: Launch: 17:35 Return: 18:00 H/W: 03:06 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY Launched to 2 people in a 6ft dinghy. Their vessel was tied to a starboard lateral marker offshore at Westcliff beach. On scene the occupants informed the ILB crew that their outboard en GINe had flooded with petrol and were waiting for it to clear. They also had oars on board and were no more than 20 metres from the shore. The mobile CG unit were on scene and so the ILB stood down with no further assistance required. FAGI.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

07/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 093997 Launch: 17:00 Return: 19:00 H/W: 06:55 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY The weekend duty crew were tasked to a broken down 15ft RIB with 3 people on board. It?s position was just East of Barge Pier. The Atlantic arrived on scene to find a jet ski with the RIB under tow. All persons on board were OK so the lifeboat just stood off until both craft were safely ashore F.A.G.I.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

07/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 094003 Launch: 17:00 Return: 19:00 H/W: 06:55 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Just as the jet ski and RIB were getting ashore in the last shout another jet skier reported his friend missing, also on a jet ski. The information also felt that the missing jet ski would be low on fuel since together they had just paid a visit to the wind farm. Thames CG tasked Southend and Whitstable Altantic 75?s to conduct a search of the area around the Oaze and Maplin sands. 1 hour into the search came confirmation that the jet skier had been found safely ashore. Both boats were stood down and RTS F.A.G.I.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

09/07/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 094291 Launch: 15:15 Return: 16:00 H/W: 20:03 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: S Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY Two persons thought cut off by the tide between the Mulberry Harbour and the shore caused the Hovercraft to be launched in case of distress. The people had managed to make their own way back ashore so the Hovercraft was able to return to station. Thames CG asked the Hovercraft crew to check on 2 anglers seen on the Mulberry Harbour and it was discovered that they had small dinghy moored alongside and they were happy to wait for the tide in order to fish F.A.G.I

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

09/07/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: Launch: 15:15 Return: 16:00 H/W: 20:03 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: S Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY Two persons thought cut off by the tide between the Mulberry Harbour and the shore caused the Hovercraft to be launched in case of distress. The people had managed to make their own way back ashore so the Hovercraft was able to return to station. Thames CG asked the Hovercraft crew to check on 2 anglers seen on the Mulberry Harbour and it was discovered that they had small dinghy moored alongside and they were happy to wait for the tide in order to fish F.A.G.I

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

10/07/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 094430 Launch: 23:40 Return: 00:30 H/W: 10:15 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: WSW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Inshore D class launched to undertake a search for a missing person between the Pier and the Corporation Jetty. One white para flare fired. Person found on ashore by Police. Stood down and RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

10/07/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 094430 Launch: 23:55 Return: 01:00 H/W: 10:15 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: WSW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Inshore D class launched to undertake a search for a missing person between the Pier and the Corporation Jetty. One white para flare fired. Person found on ashore by Police. Stood down and RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

15/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 095041 Launch: 16:31 Return: 17:15 H/W: 14:03 Type of casualty: CANOE CANOE Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: S Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY Diverted from a towing exercise to investigate 2 occupants of a canoe seen near the mooring in Ray Gut, East of Two Tree Island. On scene found two men struggling to row against the tide and the wind with still a 1½ mile to go. The lifeboat crew took them and the canoe aboard since they were not wearing any lifejackets and were making no progress towards shore. They were landed safely at Two Tree slip and so the lifeboat RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

15/07/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 095058 Launch: 18:20 Return: 18:26 H/W: 03:10 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMER Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: SE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY A report of a swimmer in difficulty near the Pierhead initiated a launch request for the hovercraft. As H004 was being launched confirmation arrived that in fact the swimmer was safe and well. So the Hovercraft stood down and it was duly recovered to the hangar. F.A.G.I.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

21/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 095763 Launch: 14:00 Return: 15:00 H/W: 17:55 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SSW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: RAIN The Atlantic crew were on their way back from an exercise at Two Tree slipway when they were waved down by two people onboard an 18ft day boat that had en GINe failure. So the vessel was taken in tow to Smallgains Creek where it was placed on a mooring. The occupants made their own way ashore via tender.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

21/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 000000 Launch: 14:00 Return: 15:00 H/W: 17:55 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: SSW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: RAIN Whilst returning to station from previous shout a request for 'Immediate assistance required' came over the airwaves to redirect the Lifeboat to Canvey Point. An elderly gentleman was seen struggling to get back aboard his surfboard and the alarm had been raised. As the lifeboat arrived in the area he could be seen just reaching the shore.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

22/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 096008 H/W: 00:00 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON AT RISK Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS A report of a possible suicide attempt off Canvey Point set the crew down the pier to launch the Atlantic. However, as the crew were in the buggy on the pier the shout was stood down as the person involved had been located by police F.A.G.I. CREW ASSEMBLY

29/07/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 096892 Launch: 11:45 Return: 12:15 H/W: 13:04 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: WNW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLOUDY The duty Lifeboat crew spotted a Hurricane sailing dinghy fully inverted in the water off the end of Southend pier. Thames CG was advised and the offshore D class sent to assist. A line was attached to the dinghy midships and tension applied until the vessel was righted. The 2 occupants were OK and able to sail back to Thorpe Bay Yacht Club unaided. Offshore D class RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

29/07/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 096909 Launch: 13:15 Return: 13:35 H/W: 01:29 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT JO-JO Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: WNW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLOUDY A report came over the radio of a boat seen drifting 3/4 mile out off Shoebury East beach. The Atlantic went to invesigate and found a boat adrift but with 3 persons aboard. They were repairing a wakeboard inside the boat and hadn't bothered to set an anchor. SLB RTS.F.A.G.I.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

29/07/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 000000 Launch: 18:00 Return: 18:45 H/W: 01:29 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: OUT OF FUEL Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLOUDY Offshore D boat launched to a report of an overdue day boat which was out of the Dauntless boatyard. A full search was carried out up the Ray to Two Tree slip but nothing found. The ILB was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station and the Hovercraft continued the search.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

29/07/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 096967 Launch: 18:45 Return: 20:15 H/W: 01:29 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: OUT OF FUEL Wind: WNW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLOUDY Launched to continue search from ILB2. Search proceeded in the area from the Ray up to Benfleet Creek. Eventually stood down as casualty found by the mobile CG unit in Benfleet Creek. Hovercraft RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

31/07/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 097337 Launch: 17:15 Return: 18:00 H/W: 02:52 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK CHILDREN STRANDED AT BELL WHARF Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: SE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY The hovercraft was launched to assist 3 children who reportedly couldn't retrace their route back toshore from Bell Wharf. The tide was ebbing but the creeks were still full. As the Hovercraft arrived in the area the children were seen on the South side of the Ray. They were taken on board and handed to the mobile CG unit at Bell Wharf, old Leigh. Job done H004 RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

04/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 098002 H/W: 05:36 Type of casualty: JET SKI JET SKI Cause of Service: OUT OF FUEL Alert raised for two onboard a jetski in out of fuel near the Barge Pier. Made way up pier but stood down before launch. CREW ASSEMBLY

04/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 097989 Launch: 17:30 Return: 18:05 H/W: 17:54 Type of casualty: AIR BED RUBBER RING Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY Called to a report of a girl in a rubber ring around the Pebbles One cafe area. The Southend Mobile CG unit has asked for a search in between the Prince of Wales jetty and the 'Gasworks' jetty. As proceeding with this search came across a girl in a rubber ring not seemingly in any distress. The crew confirmed her name and this identified her as the casualty so she was taken to the Prince of Wales jetty where her anxious mother and CG unit where waiting.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

04/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 097989 Launch: 17:30 Return: 17:55 H/W: 17:54 Type of casualty: AIR BED RUBBER RING Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Launched to assist D527 but as arrived on scene the child was being recovered ashore by the Inshore D class. RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

05/08/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 098255 Launch: 16:17 Return: 16:31 H/W: 17:39 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMERS Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: SE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY The Atlantic 75 was diverted from Exercise to 2 missing swimmers off Sea Life Centre. The offshore ILB was also launched to assist. Search started but Police managed to confirm that the swimmers were found safely ashore. Returned to exercise.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

05/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 098255 Launch: 16:20 Return: 17:00 H/W: 17:39 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMERS Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: SE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched in assistance to Atlantic 75 to search for 2 swimmers off Sea Life Centre. Searched out to about 1/4 mile off the shoreline heading North. Stood down as Police confirmed swimmers safe and well ashore.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

05/08/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 098294 Launch: 17:40 Return: 17:57 H/W: 18:38 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: SE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY The Atlantic 75 was launched immediately the alarm was raised following a report of '3' persons fallen off an inflatable dinghy into the water. Apparently one had managed to climb back on board. The Lifeboat sped to Concord beach, Canvey where Canvey 30 (Mobile CG) confirmed that only two persons were ever on the inflatable and that the other had managed to swim back ashore. All persons accounted safe and sound so the Lifeboat RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

05/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 098330 Launch: 19:55 Return: 20:40 H/W: 06:23 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SE Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY A 23ft day boat had broken down off the Westcliff Casino. It had 8 POB and the skipper had managed to get 5 of the youngest occupants ashore by use of a RIB he had aboard. However, ILB1 was launched and the vessel was taken in tow to his moorings a little further out from the Casino. With the stricken vessel safely secured and the RIB stowed the final 3 were taken ashore by the D class crew. They were landed at the Alexandra Yacht Club slip where the mobile CG took details.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

06/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 098473 Launch: 17:20 Return: 18:00 H/W: 18:28 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE GIRL TRAPPED IN SAND Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: VAR Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY Thames CG requested the immediate launch of Southend inshore ILB to attend a girl reporte trapped in the sand on Jubilee Beach near Pebbles Two cafe. The LOM requested attendance of the Fire Service as contingency in the light of previous incidents and known hazards in that area. Helmsman M. Whistler supervised the ILB launch, then, with other available crew, donned drysuits and proceeded on foot to the scene where they were first to arrive, quickly followed by a Fire Appliance and the ILB. On scene, a girl (aged 11) was observed in a distressed state, sitting in the water, screaming that she was stuck in the sand. Helmsman T. Webb knelt beside the girl and gave reassurance and physical support to prevent her becoming further submerged. Helmsman Whistler quickly assessed the situation, his initial efforts to dislodge the casualty's legs from the suction of the sand being fruitless. The casualty was near-hysterical and any efforts to free her legs were met with more screams. Helmsman Whistler radio'd to the boathouse for the air/water lance to be brought to the scene, which was duly done by the ILB. In the meantime, Helmsman Webb continued to give reassurance and physical support, while Helmsman Whistler and Crewman C. Covell maintained attempts to free the casualty using spades and bare hands. There was concern that the tide still had an hours flood to go and the water was already up to the casualty's chest. The CGMRU and Fire Service provided extra assistance, during which a Coastguard broke a finger as a result of his efforts. Helmsman Webb adopted a supportive position where he could sustain upward force with the Casualty to prevent any further slippage, and ensure that any progress towards freeing the casualty was maintained. Oxygen from the ILB supply was administered to the casualty, who was panicking and in fear for her life, to help prevent her from hyperventilating. The arrival of the lance equipment brought renewed efforts to free the casualty. It soon became apparent that the air lance was ineffective in this situation since the air simply escaped through the sand without forming the desired bubble. The water lance proved better and started to loosen the sand/water mix. The depth of water around the casualty was preventing the rescuers from effectively reaching down far enough to break the suction. At this point Crewman Crow removed his lifejacket which was exacerbating this situation. He was then able to enter the water to a greater depth in order to reach the Casualty's feet, get more purchase, and use his hands to break the suction while the lance continued to loosen the sand. This combination quickly had the desired effect and the casualty was finally freed. She was carried to a waiting ambulance for removal to hospital, where she was treated for hypothermia and shock, subsequently making a full recovery. The ILB and crew then returned to station. This was a fine example of teamwork and co-operation between the emergency services which almost certainly resulted in the saving of a life.

Lives Saved: 1 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

06/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 098487 Launch: 18:55 Return: 20:05 H/W: 07:20 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Called to a speedboat with 4 onboard. The craft had suffered en GINe failure in Ray Gut and needed a tow back to Two Tree slip. It was good to see the occupants all wearing lifejackets. All safely landed and able to recover craft ashore unaided.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 4

07/08/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 098584 Launch: 16:15 Return: 16:25 H/W: 19:34 Type of casualty: AIR BED AIR BED Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY The Inshore Lifeboat was requested to investigate two persons seen drifting East on a Lilo seemingly out of control. As the crew mustered, the casualties could be seen aboard a skiff having managed to climb aboard one on fishermans mooring just South of the station. The ILB launched, picked the girls up and bought them back to the boathouse. They were in good health and able to make their own way back to their spot on the beach.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

08/08/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 098750 Launch: 16:00 Return: 16:15 H/W: 21:02 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: NW Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: EXCELLENT Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Called to 4 persons reportedly cut off by the tide at the Mulberry harbour. Stood down by CG after launch as confirmation arrived they had all made it back ashore safely.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

11/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 099209 Launch: 13:15 Return: 13:30 H/W: 00:47 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: SE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: EXCELLENT Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY The Inshore D class was diverted from Exercise to a report from a member of the public regarding a child in an inflatable dinghy. Apparently the child had no paddles and was out some 100yds from shore and looked to be drifting. On arrival on scene the first informant, made themselves known and confirmed that the child had made it ashore already. F.A.G.I. Exercise continued.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

11/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 099242 Launch: 15:28 Return: 15:38 H/W: 00:47 Type of casualty: RUBBERDINGHY INFLATABLE DINGHY Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: E Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY A dinghy was being observed by the duty Pierhead crew and the relatives of the occupants were suggesting that the Lifeboat should launch to assist them, however with no indication of any signs of distress the crew held back given the circumstances and benign conditions at the time. After another 10-15 minutes a person on board was seen to be raising his paddles and waving. With this the Offshore ILB 2 was immediately launched and sent to assist. On arrival it was discovered that there was no distress at all. The occupants were simply waving to 'girls on the pier'. Sea safety advice was given and the dinghy crew agreed it was probably time to return ashore. They had no idea of the time of the tides and maybe began to realise being a mile out at sea was not such a great idea after all.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

13/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 099659 Launch: 15:35 Return: 16:20 H/W: 02:14 Type of casualty: KITEBOARD KITEBOARD Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY The inshore D class launched to a Kitesurfer who had become seperated from his Kite at East beach, Shoeburyness. The mobile CG unit was on scene and confirmed that the kiter had made it safely ashore. Since the lifeboat had been launched they went to see if they could retrieve his equipment which had blown through the Boom and East towards Foulness Island. ILB 1 was told not to proceed given the state of tide and underwater obstructions in the area. RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

14/08/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 099765 H/W: 14:31 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Any report of a 'man in the water' raises the status of a shout. The Atlantic crew readied the Offshore Atlantic in case the degree of the incident escalated. Subsequently unrequired- Stood down by Thames CG at 13.45. CREW ASSEMBLY

14/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 099765 Launch: 13:05 Return: 13:40 H/W: 14:26 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: SW Force: 7 NEAR GALE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: OVERCAST The Coastguard received reports of 'a windsurfer in the water and a RIB attending'. The area opposite 'The Leas', 1 mile offshore at Leigh. On arrival the 'casualty' was found to be a fishermans tender on a mooring. Southend mobile, who was attending shoreside, confirmed with the first informant that the Lifeboat was indeed at the position of vessel which caused the alarm. F.A.G.I and so RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

16/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 100042 Launch: 15:50 Return: 16:30 H/W: 03:59 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: SAIL FAILURE Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: EXCELLENT Sea: SLIGHT Weather: CLEAR SKY Inshore lifeboat launched to 2 persons in a 14ft sailing dinghy that had capsized and suffered a broken mast. The upturned vessel was drifting inbetween the Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and Uncle Toms Cafe. The Lifeboat arrived on scene to find the boat the correct way up with two occupants onboard. A tow was set up and the boat was taken to the Thorpe Bay slip for recovery on trailer. The mobile CG unit was on hand to assist ashore. ILB 1 RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

18/08/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 100331 Launch: 16:50 Return: 18:00 H/W: 04:30 Type of casualty: TENDER PLEAS TENDER TO YACHT MERLOT Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: WNW Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLOUDY Immediate launch to two persons in the water off the Thames Estuary Yacht Club. They had been on board the tender of their 26ft yacht 'Merlot', trying to make for shore when rough seas and a strong breeze tipped them over. The couple, one man and one lady, were wearing lifejackets but finding life very uncomfortable indeed. They were picked up and quickly taken to an awaiting ambulance at the nearby Thames Estuary Yacht Club slip. On taken ashore, one saved, is the conservative estimate on this shout. The tender sank.

Lives Saved: 1 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

25/08/2007 Lifeboat No: GIN: 888888 H/W: 23:34 Type of casualty: PRS BRIDGE INJURED WOMAN ON SOUTHEND PIER Cause of Service: INJURY The pierhead duty crew were asked to assist a lady who had fallen over on the pier. The crew found her and gave first aid. She had a badly lascerated nos, a cut left hand and her knee was also damaged. An ambulance was requested and she was driven to the shore in the lifeboat buggy. The ambulance was at the shore by the time the buggy got back to the base of the pier. CREW ASSEMBLY

25/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 101300 Launch: 14:45 Return: 17:40 H/W: 23:34 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PERSON ON SANDBANK/MUD Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: SW Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY ILB2 launched on service to a report of a man in the area of Two Tree Island thought to be in need of assistance. The ILB2 raced to the area and could see a man running in the direction of the Ray. With a big area to cover and the water at a low state, the Atlantic 75 was requested to assist and thus take a more direct approach to apprehend the man. At one stage a crewman was deployed on the mud, but later picked up as the Hovercraft was also called and managed to pick the man up.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

25/08/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 101300 Launch: 14:45 Return: 17:40 H/W: 23:34 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PERSON ON SANDBANK/MUD Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: SSW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY The Atlantic 75 was launched on Exercise at low water but diverted to assist ILB2 which was already at Two Tree Island. One male, who had been reported missing, had been seen running across the mud and heading for the Ray. He had managed to swim across the Ray gutway so the Atlantic deployed a man on the mud to try and apprehend him from further danger. However, the man had such a head start on the crew on the mud that catching him before he made it to the other side of the sandbank was going to be difficult, so the Hovercraft was requested. Whilst the Hovercraft was on its way the Helmsman of the Atlantic took the Lifeboat to a position on the South side of Chapman sands where the man was heading towards. Stood down and RTS when the man was picked up by the Hovercraft crew.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

25/08/2007 Lifeboat No: H-006 GIN: 101300 Launch: 16:15 Return: 17:30 H/W: 23:34 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PERSON ON SANDBANK/MUD Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: SW Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: CLEAR SKY Launched to assist the Atlantic 75 and Offshore D class. With men deployed on the mud in persuit of a man who seemed intent on geting away, the Helmsmanof the Atlantic was not in a position to take the man aboard. The Hovercraft, with a full crew plus one policeman on board, was quickly on scene and took the man from the waters edge back to the Inshore shed. He was handed to the ambulance team who were waiting at the inshore shed.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

26/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-633 GIN: 101470 Launch: 00:20 Return: 01:00 H/W: 11:53 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: W Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY ILB 1 launched on 1 ½ hour ebb tide to a possible 'man in the water' at Leigh Motor Boat Club. ILB 1 reached to about 500 yds East of the club but was unable to make anyone progress through lack of water. The ILB returned for home as the Hovercraft was already on it's way.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

26/08/2007 Lifeboat No: H-006 GIN: 101470 Launch: 01:00 Return: 02:00 H/W: 11:53 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: W Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY Hovercraft launched ILB 1 to respond to a report of a man in the water at leigh Motor Boat Club. The Hovercraft was able to get right into the creek at the club and proceed with a search of the foreshore. The CG were already on scene and searching from the land. Whilst the Hovercraft was in a search pattern the CG reported that a man had been found and that in fact he was the 'casualty' He needed some treatment for cold since he was only wearing his underclothes. Details with CG H006 RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

26/08/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: Launch: 16:00 Return: 17:00 H/W: 11:53 Type of casualty: PRS BRIDGE SICK WOMAN ON SOUTHEND PIER Cause of Service: ILLNESS Wind: NW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Whilst on a navigation exercise on the east of the pier the Atlantic 75 was diverted to a lady who had suffered an epileptic fit. First aid was given and she was kept comfortable until she was able to compose herself.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

27/08/2007 Lifeboat No: H-006 GIN: 101971 Launch: 18:15 Return: 20:05 H/W: 01:08 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PERSON STRANDED Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY The Hovercraft was called up by the Coastguard following a report from a Dutch barge that in between the West Shoebury and South Shoebury Buoy was a person at the tideline and possibly stranded. H006 went out to search and came across the man who was seemingly content with his position. When it was pointed out that he was causing others concern he agreed to be taken ashore. The CG greeted him at East Beach and the Hovercraft made her way back to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

27/08/2007 Lifeboat No: H-006 GIN: 101958 Launch: 18:15 Return: 20:05 H/W: 01:08 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMER Cause of Service: INJURY Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY A call from Thames CG sent the Hovercraft to the Mulberry Harbour to help a man with a suspected broken leg. On scene it was apparent that the problem was with his left ankle that seemed severely dislocated. The cold water in which the man was holding his foot seemed to be supressing the pain. He was placed on a stretcher by the crew and carried the short distance to the Hovercraft. His 2 adult friends and one very cold nine year old boy were also taken inshore- who was handed back to his Mum ashore. The Hovercraft gave the casualty a very welcome smooth ride back to the Inshore boathouse where the ambulance crew were awaiting to take over the situation.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 3

27/08/2007 Lifeboat No: H-006 GIN: 101956 Launch: 18:15 Return: 20:05 H/W: 01:08 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: SW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY A report of a boat aground East of the Pier had the Offshore D class and Hovercraft searching the area around the Corporation Jetty. The Hovercraft crew spotted them 0.5 miles South of the Corporation Jetty. The occupants and the dinghy (the outboard of which was out of petrol) were taken into the beach at Ocean beach cafe where the mobile CG unit were on hand to give out safety advice. No medical assistance required.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

27/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 101958 Launch: 18:20 Return: 19:00 H/W: 01:08 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMER Cause of Service: INJURY Wind: N Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Launched to assist Hovercraft crew with casualty at Mulberry Harbour with broken ankle. Stood by, no assistance required on scene. RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

27/08/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 101958 Launch: 18:20 Return: 19:00 H/W: 01:08 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: N Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Diverted on route back to station from last 'assist' to search for dinghy with 2 POB East of Pier. Stood down as Hovercraft crew found said Dinghy South of Corporation Pier. RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

28/08/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 102132 Launch: 22:15 Return: 23:15 H/W: 01:49 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT Cause of Service: MAY BE TRBLE Wind: NE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY A vessel sent out a 'Mayday' just west of the pier. The yacht (30 ft) had two on board who had come out of Greenwich and were destined for Brighton. They had no such emergency but the vessel did have an overheating en GINe. They had moored the vessel up in the Ray and were essentially lost. The Atlantic crew reminded them what a 'Mayday' distress call is used for and passed information to allow them to continue their voyage.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

09/09/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 103580 Launch: 13:30 Return: 16:20 H/W: 00:35 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT GREAT DANE Cause of Service: FIRE Wind: S Force: 1 LIGHT AIRS Visibilty: FAIR Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY Whilst on exercise in the vicinity of the pier, Thames CG requested the Atlantic to take over the escort of a 30ft cabin cruiser that was presently accompanied by the Burnham on Crouch Atlantic. Earlier in the day the battery charger had caught fire and Clacton and Rescue 125 were sent to deal with the emergency. Once this was contained, and it was determined the boat could make her own way, Clacton escorted her to Burnham?s area and Southend was next in line given the destination of the cruiser was back to Leigh. Burnham picked up the job at the Whitaker buoy and the SLB took over near the W Swin buoy. The vessel was happy at 20 knots & with one crewman aboard, the distance was soon covered. At the West Shoebury the casualty vessel stopped and confident about the area and the sea worthiness of the boat requested to drop the escort in order to pursue some fishing. Given they had lifejackets aboard and radio contact and the boat had seemingly proved itself the lifeboat was happy to release them after conference with Thames. As the lifeboat pulled away, the skipper of the vessel hailed them back with the news that this hull was filling up with water! Two crew and a salvage pump were put aboard and the problem traced to an en GINe coolant pipe. This time the 30 ft Cabin cruiser was escorted up the Ray and placed on a safe moorings that the crew could make their own way further up on the next tide. They stayed with the vessel and tendered themselves ashore.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

12/09/2007 Lifeboat No: D-610 GIN: 103838 Launch: 02:40 Return: 05:30 H/W: 14:03 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT Cause of Service: ABANDONED Wind: SE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY A report of a yacht, anchored but unmanned and unlit in the mouth of the Leigh Creek alerted the authorities to a possible MOB situation. The vessel had a damaged foredeck and this could have been interpreted as the cause of someone going over the side. A search from the pier to the Crowstone including all the moorings in that area was pursued. Stood down by Thames CG at 0500 hrs.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

12/09/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 103838 Launch: 04:00 Return: 06:55 H/W: 14:03 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT Cause of Service: ABANDONED Wind: SE Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: CALM Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched in assistance to ILB-1 for suspected person fallen off a yacht. The Atlantic searched in liaison with Rescue 125. ILB-1 and Coastguard. Nothing found and search stood down by Thames CG. Person later turned up having booked into a local B&B.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

15/09/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 104174 Launch: 13:58 Return: 14:02 H/W: 15:30 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE PEOPLE CUT OFF BY TIDE Cause of Service: CUT OFF Wind: E Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Whilst returning from PR exercise at Leigh Regatta a report came over the radio of 4 persons possibly cut off by the flooding tide off Bell Wharf at Leigh on Sea. On arrival in the area it was confirmed that all had managed to make their own way ashore. Hovercraft then continued on exercise.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

16/09/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 104404 Launch: 16:05 Return: 18:35 H/W: 03:48 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT SQUARE PEG Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: S Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: VERY ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY Atlantic 75 was called to a 32 ft cruiser with a broken down en GINe. Taken in tow to Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and handed over to their safety boat.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

16/09/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 104416 Launch: 16:05 Return: 18:35 H/W: 03:48 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLEAR SKY B776 diverted from last shout to windsurfer in trouble opposite Argyll House, Westcliff on Sea. Many 999 calls came in at the one time and at one stage it was unclear how many calls were duplicates of the same incident. As the Atlantic 75 arrived on scene to recover the windsurfer ashore at the Thames Estuary Yacht Club slip, the ILB1 (also launched) sped past. Once confirmation was received that the same casualty had generated multiple 999 calls and that no one else was in difficulty in the area, all vessels RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

16/09/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 104427 Launch: 16:05 Return: 18:35 H/W: 03:48 Type of casualty: SMAL OPN PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: S Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: VERY ROUGH Weather: CLOUDY Called to speedboat swamped on beach at Coastguard lookout. Taken in tow in rough sea, vessel swamped and tow subsequently cut. Recovered to Ness Road slipway.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

16/09/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 104404 Launch: 16:05 Return: 17:30 H/W: 04:16 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT SQUARE PEG Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: S Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: VERY ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

16/09/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 104410 Launch: 16:05 Return: 17:30 H/W: 04:16 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: S Force: 6 STRONG BREEZ Visibilty: GOOD Sea: VERY ROUGH Weather: PART CLOUDY Diverted from last to attend a windsurfer in trouble at Shoebury Boom. Quickly spotted and landed at West Beach. All ok - no medical attention required, just overcome by weather conditions.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

16/09/2007 Lifeboat No: D-610 GIN: 104416 Launch: 16:45 Return: 17:10 H/W: 03:48 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: SW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: CLEAR SKY ILB1 launched to windsurfer in trouble opposite Argyll House, Westcliff on Sea. Many 999 calls came in at the same time and at one stage it was unclear how many calls were duplicates of the same incident. As it was, the ILB sped past the Atlantic 75 that was dealing with the same casualty at the Thames Estuary Yacht Club. "Better safe than sorry", is the phrase that comes to mind here, and once confirmation arrived that all were safe, the D class returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

22/09/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 105005 Launch: 16:30 Return: 18:00 H/W: 21:45 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PERSON STUCK IN THE MUD Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Paged to an adult man stuck in the mud off Wakering Stairs. H004 first on scene. Recovered the male who was all ok and handed to the Southend Coastguard at Wakering stairs. Southend police and Essex Fire Brigade also in attendance.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

22/09/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 105005 Launch: 17:00 Return: 17:20 H/W: 21:45 Type of casualty: PRS SANDBANK PERSON STUCK IN THE MUD Cause of Service: STRANDED Wind: SW Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: CLEAR SKY Paged to an adult man stuck in the mud off of Wakering Stairs. H004 was first on the scene. D527 launched as backu. Was stood down once H004 had located and landed the casualty at Wakering Stairs. Southend Coastguard, Police and Essex Fire Brigade in attendance.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

23/09/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 105147 Launch: 16:45 Return: 19:15 H/W: 23:00 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT CLIVE LOVELY Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY Tasked to a 29' sailing cruiser aground just below the Shoebury Boom with 3 people on board. Towed casualty clear of the boom. Retrieved their anchor which had slipped. Once underway the cruiser suffered en GINe overheating problems. The tow was re-attached and towed to the casualties mooring just above Smallgains Creek.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

23/09/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 105177 Launch: 23:56 Return: 00:30 H/W: 23:00 Type of casualty: PR SHORELINE PERSON ON THE BEACH Cause of Service: IN DISTRESS Wind: SW Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: CLOUDY Lady spotted walking out to sea. Found by Southend Police and Southend Lifeboat requested to stand down.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

26/09/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 105402 Launch: 14:30 Return: 14:50 H/W: 12:51 Type of casualty: SAIL DINGHY SAILING DINGHY Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: NW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY ILB1 tasked to capsized dinghy (Laser 2000), blue hull with white sails capsized 200 metres off Southend Marine Activities Centre (SMAC). Member of the public had called Thames Coastguard as the vessel had broken its mast when capsizing in gusty winds. The SMAC safety boat was in attendance and towed the vessel back 200m to its slipway. ILB1 escorted and stood by while the boat was safely taken ashore. The 2 persons were unharmed and had buoyancy aids and wetsuits on. Southend lifeboat then returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

06/10/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 106409 Launch: 12:25 Return: 15:40 H/W: 22:18 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT PRETENDER Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: NE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched to a 24 foot sailing yacht 'PRETENDER' taking on water on the Maplin Sands. B776 tasked but unable to approach due to depth of water. B776 passed salvage pump to H004. Pumped vessel clear of water, checked hull and set anchor. No leaks found. RTS with two casualties to inshore boathouse. CG advised that B776 and H004 will return on flood tide to tow vessel to Leigh for repairs.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

06/10/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 106409 Launch: 12:30 Return: 14:00 H/W: 22:18 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT PRETENDER Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: NE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched to a 24 foot sailing yacht 'PRETENDER' taking on water on the Maplin Sands. H004 also diverted from exercise to assist. Vessel was aground so salvage pump was passed to H004 where the vessel was pumped clear and anchor set. B776 then tasked to another job.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

06/10/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 106417 Launch: 12:30 Return: 14:00 H/W: 22:18 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: MAN OVERBORD Wind: NE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched to a windsurfer struggling to get on board at the Knocks Gut. Casualty had called 999 for assistance. Upon arrival the male had drifted into shallow water and was able to proceed unaided. B776 RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

06/10/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 106409 Launch: 18:05 Return: 21:20 H/W: 22:18 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT PRETENDER Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: NE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Towed 24 foot sailing yacht from Maplin Sands to Leigh on Sea after previous call where the vessel was taking on water. No further water was taken on board while under tow.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

06/10/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 106409 Launch: 18:15 Return: 20:00 H/W: 22:18 Type of casualty: YACHT + AUX YACHT PRETENDER Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: NE Force: 5 FRESH BREEZE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Assisted B776 in recovery of 24 foot sailing yacht (earlier aground taking on water). H004 landed skipper and salvage pump aboard and checked vessel for sea worthiness till vessel was afloat for B776 to tow to Leigh on Sea. Once under tow H004 returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

10/10/2007 Lifeboat No: D-610 GIN: 106812 Launch: 15:43 Return: 16:40 H/W: 01:25 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: NE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: FOG Windsurfer reported missing at 15:25. ILB2 launched (15:43) to the Shoebury Boom as two kitesurfers reported seeing windsurfer at this location. At 15:45 Southend Coastguard had visual of casualty walking ashore and informed ILB2. 15:56 ILB2 had visual on casualty but was unable to reach them. 15:53 H-004 was launched and Southend Coastguard directed H-004 on scene. H-004 on scene at 16:05 and landed casualty ashore with no medical attention necessary.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

10/10/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 106812 Launch: 15:45 Return: 16:45 H/W: 01:25 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: NE Force: 3 GENTLE BREEZ Visibilty: FAIR Sea: SLIGHT Weather: FOG Windsurfer reported missing at 15:25. ILB2 launched (15:43) to the Shoebury Boom as two kitesurfers reported seeing windsurfer at this location. At 15:45 Southend Coastguard had visual of casualty walking ashore and informed ILB2. 15:56 ILB2 had visual on casualty but was unable to reach them. 15:53 H-004 was launched and Southend Coastguard directed H-004 on scene. H-004 on scene at 16:05 and landed casualty ashore with no medical attention necessary.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

28/10/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 108432 Launch: 17:30 Return: 18:15 H/W: 13:32 Type of casualty: MOTOR VEH CAR IN THE SEA Cause of Service: VEH IN SEA Wind: S Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY Reports of a car on the beach off of Adventure Island, area searched by lifeboat crew East and West of pier but nothing found. Stood down after 30 minutes as believed to be a hoax.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

02/11/2007 Lifeboat No: D-527 GIN: 108878 Launch: 17:30 Return: 17:45 H/W: 18:04 Type of casualty: CANOE CANOE Cause of Service: CAPSIZE Wind: NW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched to reports of shouts for help in the area off of the Cliffs Pavilion. The first informant was unsure of the exact position due to the darkness. ILB1 launched to search an area 200 metres offshore of the reported position. Upon arrival, the RNLI crew located one adult male aboard a moored cruiser wet and shivering, and another adult adjacent in an inflatable canoe with a dog aboard. The wet casualty had capsized his sea kayak which had drifted away and swam to a nearby moored cruiser. ILB1 landed both parties on the beach at the Cliffs Pavilion and then recovered the sea kayak some 100 metres down the beach. Southend CG and ambulance took the casualties ashore. ILB1 then returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 1

11/11/2007 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 109667 Launch: 14:00 Return: 15:15 H/W: 01:14 Type of casualty: SAILBOARD SAILBOARD Cause of Service: ADVRS CONDTS Wind: NW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY Launched to assist a windsurfer in difficulty 1/4 mile off Ocean Beach. Due to the offshore winds, the casualty was unable to make his way back to the beach. Southend ILB1 took the casualty ashore west of the Southend Marine Activities Centre (SMAC) to waiting Southend CG personnel, then was tasked to another call from Thames Coastguard.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

11/11/2007 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 109667 Launch: 14:00 Return: 15:15 H/W: 01:14 Type of casualty: BATHER SWIMMERS Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: NW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY After landing a windsurfer at SMAC, ILB1 was tasked to reports of two swimmers who were reportedly attempting to swim out to assist the windsurfer in difficulties. A search was performed from Ocean Beach to Uncle Toms Cabin where upon reports came in from TCG that the swimmers had safely made it ashore. ILB1 was then tasked by TCG to a vessel aground at Canvey.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

11/11/2007 Lifeboat No: D-682 GIN: 109669 Launch: 14:00 Return: 15:15 H/W: 01:14 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: NW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY ILB1 tasked to a 27 foot day cruiser aground opposite Two Tree Creek. Vessel was heeled over on the south bank of Benfleet Creek with two persons on board. ILB1 crew secured anchor of the casualty vessel and landed two persons ashore at Two Tree slipway where SCG were in attendance. Skipper advised he would return at flood tide to recover his ship. ILB1 returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 2

11/11/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 109669 Launch: 14:50 Return: 15:20 H/W: 01:14 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT Cause of Service: STRANDING Wind: NW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: VERY GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: PART CLOUDY H004 tasked to a 27 foot day cruiser aground opposite Two Tree Creek. Vessel was heeled over on the south bank of Benfleet Creek with two persons on board. ILB1 in attendance, and H004 stood down after launching.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

12/11/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 109766 H/W: 01:45 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Requested launch fromTCG for backup to Southend Hovercraft for a possible attempted suicide off Shorefield Road. Southend Police Helicopter and Southend Mobile in attendance, Southend Hovercraft on scene and landed casualty ashore after which Southend Lifeboat ILB2 stood down by TCG without launch. CREW ASSEMBLY

12/11/2007 Lifeboat No: D-610 GIN: 109766 H/W: 00:00 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Requested launch fromTCG for backup to Southend Hovercraft for a possible attempted suicide off Shorefield Road. Southend Police Helicopter and Southend Mobile in attendance, Southend Hovercraft on scene and landed casualty ashore after which Southend Lifeboat ILB2 stood down by TCG without launch. CREW ASSEMBLY

12/11/2007 Lifeboat No: H-004 GIN: 109766 Launch: 16:55 Return: 17:20 H/W: 01:45 Type of casualty: PRS IN WATER PERSON IN THE SEA Cause of Service: DROWNING Wind: NW Force: 2 LIGHT BREEZE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SMOOTH Weather: PART CLOUDY H004 launched immediately to assist Southend Police (SP), Southend Police Helicopter (SPH) and Southend Coast Guard (SCG) to reports of a male walking out on the mud flats off of Shorefield Road. Casualty had walked out from the shore and laid down at the water-line with an incoming tide. Upon arrival SCG on scene with casualty, H004 crew lifted casualty and SCG personnel aboard and took ashore to awaiting ambulance. Casualty was hyporthemic and was taken to Southend hospital. H004 then returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 1 People Brought in: 0

17/11/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 110059 Launch: 11:00 Return: 12:15 H/W: 17:06 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: S Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: OVERCAST Tasked to a 22 foot Mitchell fishing boat anchored at the South Shoebury buoy with en GINe failure (starter motor not functioning). Southend lifeboat on scene, boarded one LB crew member aboard and towed to safe water in the East Knock gut way. Vessel's moorings were at Thorpe Bay but due to the state of the tide, it would take 2-3 hours before the mooring could be reached. Southend LB asked a nearby fishing vessel if they could tow the casualty ashore at flood tide which they agreed. TCG advised and Southend lifeboat RTS.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 1

18/11/2007 Lifeboat No: D-610 GIN: 110171 Launch: 15:25 Return: 16:40 H/W: 18:11 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL Cause of Service: DRAGS ANCHOR Wind: E Force: 7 NEAR GALE Visibilty: FAIR Sea: ROUGH Weather: OVERCAST ILB2 called to a 16 foot Fishing vessel at anchored East of Leigh creek with 3 people on board. They were unable to get to their mooring some 100 meters inshore and one person had entered the water at waist height to drag the vessel to it's mooring without success. They decided to anchor their vessel and call TCG. ILB2 on scene and landed the casualties on the beach where TCG where in attendance. The Vessel was accessed by ILB2 and left at anchor. ILB2 returned to station.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 3 People Brought in: 0

18/11/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 110183 Launch: 18:10 Return: 19:00 H/W: 06:25 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL DENNIS DULEEN Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: SE Force: 7 NEAR GALE Visibilty: FAIR Sea: ROUGH Weather: RAIN A 30 foot angling boat had gone aground just south of Two tree Slipway with 3 people on board in heavy seas, they had apparently broken their rudder on entering the narrow channel at low tide. Southend lifeboat in attendance and took the three casualties onboard. A SLB Crew member entered the water to secure the vessels anchor as the tide was ebbing. All three casualties were landed at Two Tree Slipway safe and well. SCG were to meet them to take them ashore and to take details.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 3 People Brought in: 0

24/11/2007

Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 110659 Launch: 21:55 Return: 22:45 H/W: 00:12 Type of casualty: FISH VL SMLL FISHING VESSEL JOHN BRYDE Cause of Service: MACHNRY FAIL Wind: W Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: CHOPPY Weather: PART CLOUDY SLB launched to the Ray Gut 1/4 east of Smallgains Creek to a 16 foot Fishing boat adrift with 3 persons on board. Unable to re-start their en GINe and with their out board backup out of service they were towed to their mooring in Smallgains Creek. The casualties were then landed at Island Yacht Club Slipway with Canvey CG in attendance who took all their details.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 3

05/12/2007 Lifeboat No: D-610 GIN: 111558 Launch: 21:00 Return: 21:50 H/W: 21:53 Type of casualty: PRSN MISSING MISSING PERSON Cause of Service: MISSING Wind: NW Force: 4 MODERATE BRE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: SLIGHT Weather: OVERCAST 999 call reported shouts for help 1/4 east off of Southend Pier. ILB1 launched and searched the area. ILB1 stood down after a through search by TCG due to a suspected hoax.

Lives Saved: 0 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

28/12/2007 Lifeboat No: B-776 GIN: 112999 Launch: 12:40 Return: 14:15 H/W: 15:53 Type of casualty: LRGE CAB PWR POWERED BOAT STORM TROOPER Cause of Service: LEAK SWAMPNG Wind: SW Force: 7 NEAR GALE Visibilty: GOOD Sea: ROUGH Weather: OVERCAST A report of a 30 foot Motor Cruiser "Storm Trooper" which had engine problems and drifting in the Oaze anchorage which put it 11 miles east of Southend Pier. The wind was South Westerly Force 6. Southend Atlantic 75 launched at 12:40. A further report from TCG was that the casualty was taking on water. At 12:45 the Rescue 125 Helicopter was requested as SLB passed South Shoebury Buoy. TCG reported the Vessel was sinking fast. At 13:03 SLB was on scene, all 3 casualties were holding onto the bow of their boat (about 18" visible out of the water). SLB took the 1st man off and got him aboard. At this point the boat finally sank. SLB picked the remaining 2 casualties out of the water at 13:08. SLB crew dressed the casualties in recovery bags. SLB moved away from the area and sat head to sea at a slow speed awaiting Rescue 125. Rescue 125 on scene at 13:25 and stood by. All 3 casualties were lifted into Rescue 125 and taken to Southend Hospital. At 13:35 Southend LB and Sheerness LB returned to station.

Lives Saved: 3 People Landed: 0 People Brought in: 0

GRAND TOTALS: No of Launches: 131 Crew Assemblies: 7

Lives Saved: 8 People Landed: 20 People Brought in: 92