Launched to a possible fire on 9m motor fishing vessel with three persons on board at a position approx 20 miles east of Torquay. No serious fire and the vessel taken undertow. The owner arranged for a trawler to take over the tow six miles off Berry Head. ALB returned and dropped Skipper and Crew member off onto Brixham Quay.
Launched to assist a reported person lying face down on a stand-up-paddle board (SUP) On arrival it was discovered that the person had been sunbathing and fallen asleep. Paddle boarder escorted back to Torquay harbour.
ILB launched following reports of a person in distress in the water off Torquay Seafront. Although the casualty was in telephone communication with the Coastguard there was some confusion as to their exact location, which was causing concern, so it was then decided to immediately launch the ALB to assist with the search. Fortunately the person was holding their phone above head height showing a light which the ILB crew saw and so managed to pick up the casualty swiftly. The person was conscious and breathing so was taken straight to Torquay harbour, along with the ALB, to await an ambulance.
Launched to assist a 23′ motor boat with five persons on board. Contact had been established via the Coastguards and mobile phone so it was decided to launch as it was getting dark and they had no VHF on board. ALB assisted the boat back to Torquay harbour and stood down.
Launched to assist three persons who had been stand-up paddle boarding but due to the strong breeze had ended up climbing Cradle Rock and calling for help. The Y boat was launched to recover the casualties from the rocks back to the ALB which then returned back to the Station, where they were looked after until a Coastguard unit came to return them to their family and holiday accommodation .
Launched to assist an 8.5m yacht with two crew on board, one suffering from sea sickness and causing concern. Vessel was 10/12 miles out in Lyme Bay in a Force 6. Two ALB crew members were transferred on board the yacht, including a Doctor, to assess the situation. Sea conditions prevented a transfer to the ALB, so Crew remained on board and sailed the yacht back to Torquay harbour with the ALB in attendance.
(the whole event took over five hours from start-finish)