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Yacht `Acis` At 2pm today Clactons “Atlantic75” (B-744) lifeboat was called by Thames Coastguard to go to the assistance of the 40ft yacht “Acis” reported to be taking water. The yacht was in the Wallet Spitway approximately 4 miles off Jaywick with four people on board. On reaching the vessel the lifeboat crew found she had taken a lot of water on board and her crew were starting to feel the effects of the cold wind and choppy sea. Three of the crew were transferred to the lifeboat, and taken off by helicopter to hospital. The helicopter lowered a pump to the lifeboat crew, who were able to pump out the yacht sufficiently for it to be sailed. The “Tyne” class lifeboat from Walton was now at the scene to give further assistance, and with two of the Clacton crewmen aboard the “Acis” she was escorted into Brightlingsea. The Lifeboats were back on station shortly after 5pm. 22/10/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Person in Water At 03:20 Hrs on Friday 19th October 2001, Clacton Lifeboats (B-744) and (D-599) were launched after it was feared a person had entered the water. In co-operation with the Coastguard Mobile Unit and the local Police, the Atlantic 75 and `D` Class boat carried out a search of the sea and foreshore between St. Osyth and Holland Haven. The operation was called off at 06:00 Hrs by Thames Coastguard, and both boats were back on station shortly after.  19/10/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Speedboat off St. Osyth Clactons Atlantic 75 (B-744) was launched at 14:00 hrs on Monday 20th August 2001 to a speedboat in difficulty off St. Osyth beach. The 17 foot craft was unable to re- start its engine after its battery failed. A man and his son were on board and they and the boat were landed at Ferry Point, Point Clear. The lifeboat was back on station at 16:00hrs.  23/08/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Muddy Call for Lifeboat At 21:00Hrs on Wednesday 25th July 2001 Clacton lifeboat station was alerted by the Coastguard when a boat became stuck in the mud in the Colne Estuary at Brightlingsea. The "D-Class" lifeboat (D-559) which was on exercise at the time was sent and with the tide falling found the 15 foot speedboat high and dry neat Batemans Tower. On board were a man, woman and two children. The lifeboat got as close as it could, and the crew managed to cross the mud to the boat and found the man had a bad cut to his foot which happened when he tried to get ashore. After giving first aid the four were helped to the lifeboat and taken ashore. By this time it was getting dark and the speedboat needed to be secured so that it did not float of on the next tide and become a hazzard to shipping. The crew managed to get a line to the speedboat and attempted to pull it into deep water but it was stuck fast. As there was no anchor on the speedboat, the emergency anchor carried on the lifeboat was used to make it safe until it could be recovered. While all this was going on, one of the crew became stuck in the mud and had to be pulled free by his fellow crewman. On returning to the boathouse at Clacton, three very muddy crew and a dirty lifeboat needed a lot of hosing down. Altogether a very sticky operation!  26/07/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Windsurfer At 19:00 Hrs on Thursday 12th of July 2001, the yacht `Kestral` was sailing westward past Clacton Pier when the crew spotted a windsurfer in difficulties 400 meters off the West Beach. A shift in the wind meant he was unable to steer towards the shore. Clactons "D-Class lifeboat (D-559) was launched and the windsurfer was taken ashore to the Palace Beach. 17/07/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Aircraft Down At 17:20 Hrs on Wednesday 4th July 2001 both lifeboats (B-744) and (D-559) were launched after an aircraft was reported ditched in the sea of Jaywick. On arrival the aircraft was upside down on the beach with both occupants out of the plane and awaiting an ambulance. Having checked that nothing was in the sea, the boats returned to station. 04/07/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Yacht 'Keiko II' The Atlantic 75 (B-744) launched on Saturday 30th June 2001 at 11:10 Hrs to the yacht 'Keiko 2' with two men on board, after she reported losing her rudder. She was anchored near the Knoll bouy, two and a half miles off St. Osyth. A tow was put aboard and she was taken to Brightlinsea to await repairs. The lifeboat was back on station at 13:50 Hrs. 30/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Red Flares Reported At 21:45 Hrs on Saturday 23rd June 2001 Clacton's Atlantic 75 Lifeboat (B-744) was launched after red flares were reported a quarter of a mile west of Clacton pier. On arriving, a fishing boat was found to be the only vessel in the area and he had not fired or seen any flares. The Lifeboat returned to station. 29/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Capsized Dingy Shortly before 13:00 Hrs on Sunday 24th June 2001, the inshore D-Class lifeboat (D-341) was launched to a capsized dingy off Holland on Sea. The two people on board were lifted into the lifeboat, and they and the dingy were put ashore at Holland Haven. 29/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Windsurfer At 15:40 Hrs on Sunday 24th June 2001 the Atlantic 75 (B-744) was launched when a windsurfer suffered a broken mast, again off Holland on Sea, and was unable to make the shore. He was picked up and landed on the beach below Queensway. 29/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Ann Louise Clactons Atlantic 75 (B-744) was called to a yacht Ann Louise at 17:30hrs on Friday April 13th 2001 0.5 miles NE of the North Eagle. She had fouled her prop on some submerged rope. The lifeboat crew managed to cut the rope free and restart the yachts engine, she continued to Bradwell. The lifeboat was back on station at 10:45hrs. 15/04/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Day Boat with Engine Failure Early Saturday evening March 31st 2001 Clactons Atlantic 75 (B-744) was called to aid a 17 foot day boat in the River Colne which had engine failure. The vessel was found aground about a quarter of a mile seaward of the flood barrier at Wivenhoe with four people on board. The Lifeboat could not get near enough to get a line aboard, and with the tide falling fast, called for assistance from Clactons `D` Class (D-341) lifeboat and the Coastguard mud rescue unit. By the time the `D` Class arrived the day boat was high and dry on the mud, but the Coastguard unit was able to get the people to shore. The boat was anchored to make it safe and the Lifeboat returned to station at 8pm. 03/04/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Search off Holland 0n Sea Both lifeboats launched at 03:10 hrs on Saturday 10th March 2001 to carry out search at Holland on sea after a man reported on the beach with no clothes on. Fearing that he may have gone into the sea the police asked the lifeboats for assistance. The search lasted two hours but nothing was found. Both boats were back on station at 05:45hrs 13/03/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Stuck on Rocks Clacton's Atlantic 75 (B-744) and D class (D-341) were called while out on exercise at 1145am to two children stuck on rocks at Jaywick. One a young girl had a leg injury and was strapped-up before being moved to the Lifeboat with the other youngster. A boy was taken ashore to Jaywick beach. Both were suffering from the cold and were met by ambulance and removed to hospital 11/02/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)

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Yacht `Acis` At 2pm today Clactons “Atlantic75” (B-744) lifeboat was called by Thames Coastguard to go to the assistance of the 40ft yacht “Acis” reported to be taking water. The yacht was in the Wallet Spitway approximately 4 miles off Jaywick with four people on board. On reaching the vessel the lifeboat crew found she had taken a lot of water on board and her crew were starting to feel the effects of the cold wind and choppy sea. Three of the crew were transferred to the lifeboat, and taken off by helicopter to hospital. The helicopter lowered a pump to the lifeboat crew, who were able to pump out the yacht sufficiently for it to be sailed. The “Tyne” class lifeboat from Walton was now at the scene to give further assistance, and with two of the Clacton crewmen aboard the “Acis” she was escorted into Brightlingsea. The Lifeboats were back on station shortly after 5pm. 22/10/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Person in Water At 03:20 Hrs on Friday 19th October 2001, Clacton Lifeboats (B-744) and (D-599) were launched after it was feared a person had entered the water. In co-operation with the Coastguard Mobile Unit and the local Police, the Atlantic 75 and `D` Class boat carried out a search of the sea and foreshore between St. Osyth and Holland Haven. The operation was called off at 06:00 Hrs by Thames Coastguard, and both boats were back on station shortly after.  19/10/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Speedboat off St. Osyth Clactons Atlantic 75 (B-744) was launched at 14:00 hrs on Monday 20th August 2001 to a speedboat in difficulty off St. Osyth beach. The 17 foot craft was unable to re-start its engine after its battery failed. A man and his son were on board and they and the boat were landed at Ferry Point, Point Clear. The lifeboat was back on station at 16:00hrs.  23/08/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Muddy Call for Lifeboat At 21:00Hrs on Wednesday 25th July 2001 Clacton lifeboat station was alerted by the Coastguard when a boat became stuck in the mud in the Colne Estuary at Brightlingsea. The "D-Class" lifeboat (D-559) which was on exercise at the time was sent and with the tide falling found the 15 foot speedboat high and dry neat Batemans Tower. On board were a man, woman and two children. The lifeboat got as close as it could, and the crew managed to cross the mud to the boat and found the man had a bad cut to his foot which happened when he tried to get ashore. After giving first aid the four were helped to the lifeboat and taken ashore. By this time it was getting dark and the speedboat needed to be secured so that it did not float of on the next tide and become a hazzard to shipping. The crew managed to get a line to the speedboat and attempted to pull it into deep water but it was stuck fast. As there was no anchor on the speedboat, the emergency anchor carried on the lifeboat was used to make it safe until it could be recovered. While all this was going on, one of the crew became stuck in the mud and had to be pulled free by his fellow crewman. On returning to the boathouse at Clacton, three very muddy crew and a dirty lifeboat needed a lot of hosing down. Altogether a very sticky operation!  26/07/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Windsurfer At 19:00 Hrs on Thursday 12th of July 2001, the yacht `Kestral` was sailing westward past Clacton Pier when the crew spotted a windsurfer in difficulties 400 meters off the West Beach. A shift in the wind meant he was unable to steer towards the shore. Clactons "D-Class lifeboat (D- 559) was launched and the windsurfer was taken ashore to the Palace Beach. 17/07/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Aircraft Down At 17:20 Hrs on Wednesday 4th July 2001 both lifeboats (B-744) and (D-559) were launched after an aircraft was reported ditched in the sea of Jaywick. On arrival the aircraft was upside down on the beach with both occupants out of the plane and awaiting an ambulance. Having checked that nothing was in the sea, the boats returned to station. 04/07/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Yacht 'Keiko II' The Atlantic 75 (B-744) launched on Saturday 30th June 2001 at 11:10 Hrs to the yacht 'Keiko 2' with two men on board, after she reported losing her rudder. She was anchored near the Knoll bouy, two and a half miles off St. Osyth. A tow was put aboard and she was taken to Brightlinsea to await repairs. The lifeboat was back on station at 13:50 Hrs. 30/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Red Flares Reported At 21:45 Hrs on Saturday 23rd June 2001 Clacton's Atlantic 75 Lifeboat (B-744) was launched after red flares were reported a quarter of a mile west of Clacton pier. On arriving, a fishing boat was found to be the only vessel in the area and he had not fired or seen any flares. The Lifeboat returned to station. 29/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Capsized Dingy Shortly before 13:00 Hrs on Sunday 24th June 2001, the inshore D-Class lifeboat (D-341) was launched to a capsized dingy off Holland on Sea. The two people on board were lifted into the lifeboat, and they and the dingy were put ashore at Holland Haven. 29/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer) Windsurfer At 15:40 Hrs on Sunday 24th June 2001 the Atlantic 75 (B- 744) was launched when a windsurfer suffered a broken mast, again off Holland on Sea, and was unable to make the shore. He was picked up and landed on the beach below Queensway. 29/06/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Ann Louise Clactons Atlantic 75 (B-744) was called to a yacht Ann Louise at 17:30hrs on Friday April 13th 2001 0.5 miles NE of the North Eagle. She had fouled her prop on some submerged rope. The lifeboat crew managed to cut the rope free and restart the yachts engine, she continued to Bradwell. The lifeboat was back on station at 10:45hrs. 15/04/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Day Boat with Engine Failure Early Saturday evening March 31st 2001 Clactons Atlantic 75 (B-744) was called to aid a 17 foot day boat in the River Colne which had engine failure. The vessel was found aground about a quarter of a mile seaward of the flood barrier at Wivenhoe with four people on board. The Lifeboat could not get near enough to get a line aboard, and with the tide falling fast, called for assistance from Clactons `D` Class (D-341) lifeboat and the Coastguard mud rescue unit. By the time the `D` Class arrived the day boat was high and dry on the mud, but the Coastguard unit was able to get the people to shore. The boat was anchored to make it safe and the Lifeboat returned to station at 8pm. 03/04/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Search off Holland 0n Sea Both lifeboats launched at 03:10 hrs on Saturday 10th March 2001 to carry out search at Holland on sea after a man reported on the beach with no clothes on. Fearing that he may have gone into the sea the police asked the lifeboats for assistance. The search lasted two hours but nothing was found. Both boats were back on station at 05:45hrs 13/03/2001 Mel Winger (Press Officer)   Stuck on Rocks Clacton's Atlantic 75 (B-744) and D class (D-341) were
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