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Volunteer Crew Come to the Aid of Fishing Boat
Jul
30
3:21 PM15:21
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Volunteer Crew Come to the Aid of Fishing Boat

Dunbar volunteer lifeboat crew today came to the rescue of a small fishing boat that ran out of fuel near the town’s East Beach.

The alarm was raised at 3.20pm after the crew of the Babble On boat was forced to drop anchor about three quarters of a mile off the shore as they were unable to make it into the harbour.

Dunbar’s D class in-shore lifeboat (ILB) Jimmy Miff was launched and towed the boat safely back into harbour.

After the callout the ILB returned to the boathouse and was refuelled and ready for service within the hour.

Crew: Gary Fairbairn, Douglas Wight, Adrian Lavery, Jamie Forrester

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Inshore lifeboat launched after Kayaker raises alarm 21/7/16
Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30
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Inshore lifeboat launched after Kayaker raises alarm 21/7/16

Kayaker Raises Alarm for Volunteer Crew

 

Dunbar volunteer lifeboat crew were called to assist a small motorboat that was drifting without power near the town’s harbour on Thursday evening (July 21).

The alarm was raised at 5.30pm when one of the three-person crew aboard the Solent Runner alerted a passing kayaker to send for help because they were struggling to get good mobile phone reception to call the coastguard.

By the time the kayaker reached the lifeboat station, however, the coastguard had been informed.

Dunbar’s D class in-shore lifeboat (ILB) Jimmy Miff was launched but by the time they reached the boat the crew had restored power.

The volunteer crew watched over as they steered safely into the harbour. One of the Solent Runner’s crew was suffering from minor seasickness while another was feeling the effects of the cold but all three crew returned to shore safely.

After the callout the ILB returned to the boathouse and was refuelled and ready for service within the hour.

Crew: Gordon Kirkham, Alan Blair, Gaz Crowe, Chris Woods.  

 

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Dunbar Inshore lifeboat launched to yacht with engine failure 03/06/16
Jun
3
12:15 PM12:15
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Dunbar Inshore lifeboat launched to yacht with engine failure 03/06/16

Yacht Rescue Highlights Need For Proper Engine Checks

Dunbar RNLI volunteer crew were called out on Friday afternoon to a yacht stranded without power when its engine failed five miles east of Bass Rock.

The yacht was on a short passage from Dunbar to Anstruther, Fife, when the engine mount snapped, rendering the vessel powerless and without enough wind to sail back to harbour.

Dunbar’s D class inshore lifeboat (ILB) Jimmy Miff was launched at 12.15pm. The volunteer crew towed the boat back to Dunbar Harbour and helped it to a mooring.

Dunbar RNLI coxswain Gary Fairbairn said the incident highlighted how vital it was for anyone taking to the water to take necessary precautions.

Gary said: “We were glad the volunteer crew were there to help but it’s important everyone makes sure their boat is in good working order and they are properly equipped for their journey.”

The ILB returned to the boathouse and was ready for service by 3pm.

 

Crew: David Kittrick, Gordon Kirkham, Gary Crowe, Allan Ross

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Dunbar's ILB launched for the first time of 2016
Feb
6
8:10 PM20:10
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Dunbar's ILB launched for the first time of 2016

Aberdeen Coastguard Paged Dunbar ILB to launch at 20:05 last night to assist Police Scotland to recover a Body from the bottom of the cliffs West of Dunbar.

The body was recovered by the crew of Dunbar RNLI inshore lifeboat the 'Jimmy Miff'. A spokesman for the station said the crew had been deeply saddened by the task and their thoughts were with the family and friends at this sad time.

The ILB was washed down and made ready for service a short time after. 

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ILB launched to reports of small inflatable adrift west of harbour.
Jul
24
6:20 PM18:20
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ILB launched to reports of small inflatable adrift west of harbour.

On Friday evening at 18:20 Aberdeen Coastguard paged the crew of Dunbar's ILB after they received a call about a small inflatable drifting west of the harbour. 

Once the ILB was launched, Aberdeen updated the ILB that the small boat was on the rocks in front of the Bayswell park hotel. After a small search nothing was found and a crew member was transferred onto the rocks to check the small gulleys along with Dunbar's Coastguard team. Aberdeen Coastguard then asked the ILB to search further west towards Belhaven bay close into the rocks. The ILB then spotted the small vessel a short time after. The inflatable looked to have been untied and left to drift free from the harbour.

The inflatable was recovered and brought back to station. The ILB was then refuelled and made ready for service. 

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ILB Launched to small craft off Belhaven beach with engine failure.
Jul
19
11:48 AM11:48
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ILB Launched to small craft off Belhaven beach with engine failure.

This morning Dunbar's ILB was paged at 11:48 when Aberdeen Coastguard received  a call from the skipper of a 14ft pleasure craft approximately one mile west of Dunbar Harbour with engine failure. 

The ILB was launched and made best speed towards the vessel. Once on scene the ILB set up a tow and proceeded  back towards the harbour. When in the safety of the harbour the crew assisted the skipper with his vessel onto the trailer for recovery.

The ILB was then recovered and made ready for service.

 

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ILB launched to boat with engine difficulties
Jun
24
2:21 PM14:21
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ILB launched to boat with engine difficulties

Dunbar's Inshore Lifeboat was launched today at 14:21, tasked to go to the aid of a local boat, 'Got A Life', which had requested assistance due to problems with both her main engine and her auxiliary outboard. The boat was positioned just West of the yellow marker buoy in Belhaven Bay. The ILB reached the vessel at approximately 14:35 and after making contact with the skipper took the vessel under tow and made their way back to Dunbar harbour.

Helmsman Gary Crowe advised "It was a tricky tow back into the harbour, with the swell at the entrance, but with my most experienced crew on board, both boats made it through safely".

The ILB, using an alongside tow, assisted the skipper of the vessel pick up his mooring. The ILB was recovered and ready for service at 15:30.

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ILB Launched to assist teenager after cliff fall
Jun
7
2:48 PM14:48
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ILB Launched to assist teenager after cliff fall

Dunbar RNLI inshore lifeboat aided the recovery of a teenage girl who had plunged 60 feet from cliffs at the town’s harbour.

 

The ILB took a local doctor to the scene of the accident and assisted with stabilising the casualty until paramedics arrived.

The 15 year old girl was taken by RAF rescue helicopter to hospital with the ILB crew assisting in the airlift.


Note: The accident happened on Sunday afternoon as the girl climbed near what is known locally as the magazine of Dunbar Castle near the harbour entrance.

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ILB Launched to Person In The Water
Sep
25
6:12 PM18:12
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ILB Launched to Person In The Water

Dunbar ILB was paged at 18:12 by Aberdeen Coastguard last night to a casualty with back and neck pains.

A young boy, that had been taking part in a local Coasteering group adventure, landed wrong into the water. It is believed the boy jumped from about 8 meters into the water. Due to the nature of the injury 7 ILB crew entered the water to help with the immobilisation. Rescue helicopter 177 from Prestwick and an Ambulance were also tasked.

The ILB crew treated the casualty for neck and spinal injuries in the water before moving him onto the ILB in a stretcher. The ILB crew transferred the casualty back to the harbour to the waiting Ambulance while Rescue 177 touched down at Winterfield park to wait for an update from the paramedics. After assessing the casualty at the harbour it was decided that the Ambulance would transport the boy to Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital by road so Rescue 177 was stood down.

The boy was later discharged from Hospital being a little bit sore but ok.

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ILB Launched to injured man in harbour.
Jun
10
3:40 PM15:40
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ILB Launched to injured man in harbour.

Dunbar's ILB was launched on Tuesday evening when reports of an injured man onboard a dredging vessel that was working within the harbour.  Due to the nature of the injured man it was decided to wait for the ambulance crew and also medical flying squad to arrive at the harbour before transferring him to the barge. The casualty had suffered serious back pains and could not move himself from the living quarters.

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 Between the Lifeboat crew, local Coast guard team and medics the casualty was transferred by stretcher to the Lifeboat due to the ebbing tide being to low to lift the casualty up the pier. The ILB then transferred the casualty and medics onboard  to the slipway where the ambulance was waiting before taking him to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for tests.


The ILB was then refuelled and made ready for service. 

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ALB & ILB launched to reports of inflatable adrift
May
18
10:15 PM22:15
ALB, ILB

ALB & ILB launched to reports of inflatable adrift

Both Lifeboats were launched at 22:15 for a small inflatable boat with 1 person onboard. Dunbar ILB searched the shore line with the local Coastguards while the ALB searched offshore. The members of public seen this inflatable approximate ½ mile offshore. With fading light Dunbar ILB used white Para Flares to illuminate the area within the rocks. Police later confirmed that the casualty made it ashore.

All units were stood down and returned to station

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ILB launched to report of inflatable adrift
May
17
1:43 PM13:43
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ILB launched to report of inflatable adrift

Aberdeen coastguard paged Dunbar ILB at 13:43 to reports of a person in an inflatable drifting out to sea just East of the harbour.  Once the ILB was launched they quickly spotted the casualty who had safely paddled ashore. Once on scene 2 crew members went ashore to speak to the casualty were it was decided it was safer for the ILB to transfer the person back to the harbour. The remaining crew members carried the inflatable back to the station where Dunbar’s coastguard team were waiting to assist.

 

The ILB returned to station with the casualty and was made ready for service a short time after.

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ALB & ILB Launched to Pleasure boat with engine failure
Apr
18
5:13 PM17:13
ALB, ILB

ALB & ILB Launched to Pleasure boat with engine failure

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Aberdeen coastguard paged both Dunbar lifeboats on Friday evening when they received a mayday call from a small pleasure boat. Once Aberdeen made contact with the casualty it was understood they had suffered engine failure just west of the harbour and were drifting towards the rocks. Once the ILB was on the scene they discovered the casualty had deployed his anchor to stop him from colliding with the rocks. After the anchor was recovered and the ILB had the vessel on tow Dunbar’s ALB was told to stand down. The vessel was towed back into the harbour where the skipper could safely repair the problem with the engine. 

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ALB & ILB launched to persons cut off by tide
Jan
4
4:31 PM16:31
ILB, ALB

ALB & ILB launched to persons cut off by tide

At 16:31 hours on 4th January 2014 Aberdeen Coastguard paged the crew and requested the launch of both the ILB and ALB to persons cut off by the tide at Sandy Hurst (Spikey)

 

The ILB attended the location where they were able to quickly locate 2 adults, 2 children and one dog who were using torches to alert the crew of their position. It was clear on arrival that they were surrounded by water so the ILB conveyed two casualties and a dog to Belhaven Bay, leaving one crew member with the two casualties at their location. The ILB thereafter made it's way back, picked up the two casualties and crew member and again conveyed them to Belhaven Bay where they were met by the Dunbar Coastguard.

 

The ILB thereafter made it's way back to the harbour and was refuelled and ready for service at 17:50 hours

 

The ALB was stood down on launching

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ALB & ILB launched to injured walker at Pease Bay
Dec
28
1:16 PM13:16
ILB, ALB

ALB & ILB launched to injured walker at Pease Bay

Dunbar lifeboat was paged at 13 16 yesterday by Aberdeen coastguard to reports of a female who had fallen on rocks on the west side of Pease bay area. Dunbar ILB & ALB were both launched.  Once both boats were on scene Dunbar’s coastguard had already made contact with the casualty and requested a stretcher to be brought ashore to help move her due to a suspected broken ankle.  Dunbar’s ILB transferred the stretcher from the ALB to the awaiting coastguard team ashore with 2 of its crew to assist in first aid and help carry the casualty safely down to the ILB. Once the female was safely on board the ILB it then made its way around to Pease bay Beach where Eyemouth coastguard and an awaiting ambulance crew where there to assist in carrying the female over the beach to the ambulance. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery and many thanks to Dunbar & Eyemouth coastguard for their help.

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