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Attempted Suicide The Atlantic 75 launched at 3am on Saturday 16 September 2006 after a report of what was thought to be an attempted suicide in the River Colne at Rowhedge. The lifeboat was recalled shortly after launching and returned to station. Crew: Tim Dye, Danny Thatcher, Simon Wright   Red Flares The Atlantic 75 lifeboat launched shortly before midnight on Friday 15 September 2006 after a report was received of a red flare in the area of Batemans Tower, Brightlingsea. A search was carried out in conjunction with the coastguards from Clacton and West Mersey but nothing was found. The lifeboat was back on station at 2am. Crew: Tim Sutton, Ryan Carvey, Gavin Underhay   Wreckage sighted Coastguards received a report from the yacht “Systematic” of wreckage in the water to the east of Point Clear. The Atlantic 75 lifeboat was launched at 7.30am onTuesday 12 September 2006 and met the yacht which was standing by and found a sixteen foot speed boat almost submerged. A tow was attached and the boat was beached in front of the coastguard station at Martello Bay. It is believed the damaged speedboat had been abandoned ashore and had been washed out to sea on the recent high tides. The lifeboat was back on station at 9.am.   Yacht Aground The Atlantic 75 lifeboat was called this evening Saturday 09 September 2006 to assist a small yacht with one person on board which had run aground off Hutley’s Beach, St Osyth. The yacht was on passage to West Mersey. She was pulled free and taken in tow as far as the Bench Head buoy at the entrance to the river Colne where the West Mersey lifeboat took over and continued the tow. The lifeboat was back on station at 10.15 pm. Crew: Tim Dye (helm), Danny Thatcher, Eddie Vaughan-Chatfield   Yacht aground The 23 foot yacht “Mistress” ran aground on the Buxey Sands approximately four miles south of Point Clear while on passage to Burnham. The Clacton Atlantic 75 lifeboat launched at 6.30pm on Monday 7 August 2006 and was able to pull her clear and take her in tow. Because of the strong northerly wind (force 5) the Walton lifeboat was sent to take over the tow and continue into the river Crouch where they were met by the Burnham lifeboat who took the yacht onto the moorings. The lifeboat was back on station at 9pm. Crew: Adrian Rose (helm), Simon Wright, Kevin Lockert Three in a row Clacton RNLI “D” class lifeboat launched at 5.20pm on Sunday 30 July 2006 to a report of a woman and two children in difficulties at Lion Point rock breakwater, Jaywick. It was a windy afternoon making the sea very choppy. The Clacton beach patrol were also called and the three were taken ashore to be met by coastguards. Immediately the lifeboat was asked to assist a broken down jet ski in the same area with three people in the water. The ski was taken in tow and landed at Hutleys beach St Osyth. On the way back to the boathouse, the lifeboat was diverted to four people adrift in a small rubber dinghy off the West beach. They were taken ashore at Martello Bay. The lifeboat was back on station shortly after 7pm. A busy couple of hours!     Two People in Difficulty Just before 7pm Saturday 22 July 2006 the “D” class was asked to launch when two people were seen in difficulty on the end of the rock breakwater at Lion Point, Jaywick. They were having problems walking back along the slippery rocks to the shore. The lifeboat picked them up and took them to the beach where they were met by coastguards. The lifeboat was back on station at 7.45pm. Crew: Tim Dye, Danny Thatcher Cruiser aground Clacton RNLI lifeboat launched at 1020am on Friday 14 July 2006 after a report was received of a cruiser the “Lady J 2” aground on the North East Buxey sands, four and a half miles south of Point Clear. The lifeboat managed to pull the craft clear but it was found that damage had been caused to the rudder. Because of the strong wind – northerly 5 to 7 - , the Tyne class lifeboat from Frinton and Walton took the craft in tow to Brightlingsea. The lifeboat was back on station at 12 noon. Crew: Chris French (helm), Darren Fitzpatrick, Arron Johnson Bertha At 4.10pm on Sunday 09 July 2006 the Atlantic went to the aid of the 27foot yacht “Bertha” which had fouled its propeller on a rope in the area of the Eagle buoy, two miles south of Colne Point. The yacht was taken in tow to Brightlingsea. The lifeboat was back on station at 6pm. Red Flares The lifeboat was re-launched at 1.15am on Sunday 09 July 2006 when red flares were reported in the area of Sandy Point. Again a search was carried-out and again nothing was found. The lifeboat was back on station at 2.30am. Crew: Danny Thatcher (helm), Kevin Lockert, Eddie Vaughan-Chatfield   Mayday Call The Atlantic 75 launched at 10.20pm on Saturday 08 July 2006 after a mayday call was received by coastguards from a vessel which gave its position as off Point Clear. The lifeboats from Walton and West Mersey were also sent to the area and a thorough search of the Colne and Blackwater estuaries was carried-out. No vessel was found and the lifeboat was back on station at 1.00am. Crew: Tim Dye (helm), Danny Thatcher, Kevin Lockert Woman in wheelchair The “D” class lifeboat launched at 9.45pm on Thursday 06 July 2006 when a report was received by the coastguards that a woman in a wheelchair had been seen at the foot of the beach access ramp on the east side of the pier. The lifeboat was stood down when the woman’s carer explained that she had taken her down the ramp for a paddle! Crew: Danny Thatcher, Adrian Rose Jet skier in the Colne Estuary The Atlantic 75 launched at 8pm on Saturday 24th June 2006 to go to the aid of a jet skier in the Colne Estuary. The ski had broken down near to Batemans Tower at the entrance to Brightlingsea harbour. The lifeboat took it in tow and landed ski and rider on the town hard. The lifeboat was back on station at 9pm. Crew: Danny Thatcher, Mark Davey, Simon Wright Kite surfer The Atlantic 75 launched at 1.20pm on Saturday 10 June 2006 when a report was received of a wind surfer in difficulties in the Colne Estuary off Brightlingsea. However, the boat was recalled after he managed to get back to shore unaided. The lifeboat was back on station at 2.10pm. Crew: Danny Thatcher (helm), Ryan Carvey, Eddie Vaughan-Chatfield, Mark Davey Man under pier The “D” class lifeboat was launched at 7.30pm on Friday 5th May after a report was received of a man in the water under the pier. He was seen by members of the public walking into the sea who tried to get him back to shore but he swam away from them. The lifeboat picked him up and landed him on the West beach where paramedics were waiting for him. The lifeboat was back on station at 8pm. Crew: Danny Thatcher, Tim Sutton, Simon Wright Cut off by the tide The Atlantic 75 was called at 4pm when a report was received of a young lad cut off by the tide at Sandy Point. He was picked up and taken ashore to Point Clear where he was met by coastguards and a paramedic. The lifeboat was back on station at 5.15pm. Crew: Chris French – helm, Mark Davey, Ryan Carvey 19/04/2006   Yellow Inflatable The “D” class lifeboat was launched at 9.30am after a member of the public reported a yellow inflatable dinghy drifting out to sea off Holland Haven. On reaching the area it turned-out to be a race marker buoy anchored in position and used by the Clacton Sailing Club. The lifeboat was back on station at 10.15am. Crew: Chris French, Danny Thatcher 17/02/2006 Missing Person Both the Atlantic 75 and “D” class lifeboats launched at just after 1.30pm to search for a suspected missing person after clothes were found on the beach near the pier. The police, coastguard and air-sea rescue helicopter were also called and a search of the sea and shore carried out. Nothing was found and the lifeboats were back on station at 3.15pm. 11/02/2006

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Attempted Suicide The Atlantic 75 launched at 3am on Saturday 16 September 2006 after a report of what was thought to be an attempted suicide in the River Colne at Rowhedge. The lifeboat was recalled shortly after launching and returned to station. Crew: Tim Dye, Danny Thatcher, Simon Wright   Red Flares The Atlantic 75 lifeboat launched shortly before midnight on Friday 15 September 2006 after a report was received of a red flare in the area of Batemans Tower, Brightlingsea. A search was carried out in conjunction with the coastguards from Clacton and West Mersey but nothing was found. The lifeboat was back on station at 2am. Crew: Tim Sutton, Ryan Carvey, Gavin Underhay   Wreckage sighted Coastguards received a report from the yacht “Systematic” of wreckage in the water to the east of Point Clear. The Atlantic 75 lifeboat was launched at 7.30am onTuesday 12 September 2006 and met the yacht which was standing by and found a sixteen foot speed boat almost submerged. A tow was attached and the boat was beached in front of the coastguard station at Martello Bay. It is believed the damaged speedboat had been abandoned ashore and had been washed out to sea on the recent high tides. The lifeboat was back on station at 9.am.   Yacht Aground The Atlantic 75 lifeboat was called this evening Saturday 09 September 2006 to assist a small yacht with one person on board which had run aground off Hutley’s Beach, St Osyth. The yacht was on passage to West Mersey. She was pulled free and taken in tow as far as the Bench Head buoy at the entrance to the river Colne where the West Mersey lifeboat took over and continued the tow. The lifeboat was back on station at 10.15 pm. Crew: Tim Dye (helm), Danny Thatcher, Eddie Vaughan- Chatfield   Yacht aground The 23 foot yacht “Mistress” ran aground on the Buxey Sands approximately four miles south of Point Clear while on passage to Burnham. The Clacton Atlantic 75 lifeboat launched at 6.30pm on Monday 7 August 2006 and was able to pull her clear and take her in tow. Because of the strong northerly wind (force 5) the Walton lifeboat was sent to take over the tow and continue into the river Crouch where they were met by the Burnham lifeboat who took the yacht onto the moorings. The lifeboat was back on station at 9pm. Crew: Adrian Rose (helm), Simon Wright, Kevin Lockert Three in a row Clacton RNLI “D” class lifeboat launched at 5.20pm on Sunday 30 July 2006 to a report of a woman and two children in difficulties at Lion Point rock breakwater, Jaywick. It was a windy afternoon making the sea very choppy. The Clacton beach patrol were also called and the three were taken ashore to be met by coastguards. Immediately the lifeboat was asked to assist a broken down jet ski in the same area with three people in the water. The ski was taken in tow and landed at Hutleys beach St Osyth. On the way back to the boathouse, the lifeboat was diverted to four people adrift in a small rubber dinghy off the West beach. They were taken ashore at Martello Bay. The lifeboat was back on station shortly after 7pm. A busy couple of hours!     Two People in Difficulty Just before 7pm Saturday 22 July 2006 the “D” class was asked to launch when two people were seen in difficulty on the end of the rock breakwater at Lion Point, Jaywick. They were having problems walking back along the slippery rocks to the shore. The lifeboat picked them up and took them to the beach where they were met by coastguards. The lifeboat was back on station at 7.45pm. Crew: Tim Dye, Danny Thatcher Cruiser aground Clacton RNLI lifeboat launched at 1020am on Friday 14 July 2006 after a report was received of a cruiser the “Lady J 2” aground on the North East Buxey sands, four and a half miles south of Point Clear. The lifeboat managed to pull the craft clear but it was found that damage had been caused to the rudder. Because of the strong wind – northerly 5 to 7 - , the Tyne class lifeboat from Frinton and Walton took the craft in tow to Brightlingsea. The lifeboat was back on station at 12 noon. Crew: Chris French (helm), Darren Fitzpatrick, Arron Johnson Bertha At 4.10pm on Sunday 09 July 2006 the Atlantic went to the aid of the 27foot yacht “Bertha” which had fouled its propeller on a rope in the area of the Eagle buoy, two miles south of Colne Point. The yacht was taken in tow to Brightlingsea. The lifeboat was back on station at 6pm. Red Flares The lifeboat was re-launched at 1.15am on Sunday 09 July 2006 when red flares were reported in the area of Sandy Point. Again a search was carried-out and again nothing was found. The lifeboat was back on station at 2.30am. Crew: Danny Thatcher (helm), Kevin Lockert, Eddie Vaughan-Chatfield   Mayday Call The Atlantic 75 launched at 10.20pm on Saturday 08 July 2006 after a mayday call was received by coastguards from a vessel which gave its position as off Point Clear. The lifeboats from Walton and West Mersey were also sent to the area and a thorough search of the Colne and Blackwater estuaries was carried-out. No vessel was found and the lifeboat was back on station at 1.00am. Crew: Tim Dye (helm), Danny Thatcher, Kevin Lockert Woman in wheelchair The “D” class lifeboat launched at 9.45pm on Thursday 06 July 2006 when a report was received by the coastguards that a woman in a wheelchair had been seen at the foot of the beach access ramp on the east side of the pier. The lifeboat was stood down when the woman’s carer explained that she had taken her down the ramp for a paddle! Crew: Danny Thatcher, Adrian Rose Jet skier in the Colne Estuary The Atlantic 75 launched at 8pm on Saturday 24th June 2006 to go to the aid of a jet skier in the Colne Estuary. The ski had broken down near to Batemans Tower at the entrance to Brightlingsea harbour. The lifeboat took it in tow and landed ski and rider on the town hard. The lifeboat was back on station at 9pm. Crew: Danny Thatcher, Mark Davey, Simon Wright Kite surfer The Atlantic 75 launched at 1.20pm on Saturday 10 June 2006 when a report was received of a wind surfer in difficulties in the Colne Estuary off Brightlingsea. However, the boat was recalled after he managed to get back to shore unaided. The lifeboat was back on station at 2.10pm. Crew: Danny Thatcher (helm), Ryan Carvey, Eddie Vaughan-Chatfield, Mark Davey Man under pier The “D” class lifeboat was launched at 7.30pm on Friday 5th May after a report was received of a man in the water under the pier. He was seen by members of the public walking into the sea who tried to get him back to shore but he swam away from them. The lifeboat picked him up and landed him on the West beach where paramedics were waiting for him. The lifeboat was back on station at 8pm. Crew: Danny Thatcher, Tim Sutton, Simon Wright Cut off by the tide The Atlantic 75 was called at 4pm when a report was received of a young lad cut off by the tide at Sandy Point. He was picked up and taken ashore to Point Clear where he was met by coastguards and a paramedic. The lifeboat was back on station at 5.15pm. Crew: Chris French – helm, Mark Davey, Ryan Carvey 19/04/2006   Yellow Inflatable The “D” class lifeboat was launched at 9.30am after a member of the public reported a yellow inflatable dinghy drifting out to sea off Holland Haven. On reaching the area it turned-out to be a race marker buoy anchored in position and used by the Clacton Sailing Club. The lifeboat was back on station at 10.15am. Crew: Chris French, Danny Thatcher 17/02/2006 Missing Person Both the Atlantic 75 and “D” class lifeboats launched at just after 1.30pm to search for a suspected missing person after clothes were found on the beach near the pier. The police, coastguard and air-sea rescue helicopter were also called and a search of the sea and shore carried out. Nothing was found and the lifeboats were back on station at 3.15pm. 11/02/2006
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