Rescue Info

  • Launch date: Sun 21 Sep 14
  • Time Launched: 12:19
  • Crew: Andrew Bethell
    Em Foot
    Ian Brandreth
    Nick Thompson
  • Cause of Service: Vessel thought to be in trouble
  • Sea State: Slight
  • Wind Force: 1
  • Wind Direction: Northwest
  • Casualty Type: Unidentified/Distress
  • Visibility: GOOD
  • Return Date: Sun 21 Sep
  • Time returned: 13:00
  • Lifeboat: Spirit of Friendship
  • Tractor: Talus MBH
  • Tractor Crew: Gemma Gill

Lifeboat diverted from exercise to investigate possible distress signal

While on training, Aberystwyth Lifeboat was diverted to a reports of a reflection or flashing in the sea off Wallog.

Once on scene the Lifeboat noted a large number of vessels in the area and proceeded to investigate. It was concluded that one of the vessels was responsible for the reflection/flashing and everything was fine on the vessel. Aberystwyth Lifeboat returned to the exercise it had left earlier.