Harwich Lifeboat Station | Saving Lives at Sea.

Callout No. 46


22nd August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a local patrol vessel which was aground on a beach near Cobbolds Point and had ran out of fuel. The ILB was unable to get close enough to assist because of the lack of water all the crew were ashore safe and well. As there was no danger to life the ILB was stood down and returned to station.

Launched: 20:08RFS: 22:10

Callout No. 45


22nd August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to three paddleboarders in difficulty off wrabness. Arriving on scene the three paddle boarders had made it ashore but intended to continue to Shotley. No assistance required or given so the ILB returned to station.

Launched: 16:33RFS: 17:35

Callout No. 44


22nd August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a vessel aground on the Deben Bar. The ILB was stood don en-route due to a local patrol vessel towing the casualty vessel to Woodbridge. The ILB returned to station.

Launched: 15:56RFS: 16:30

Callout No. 43


21st August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist two persons in the water off Felixstowe pavillion. Launch cancelled before launching.

Launched: 19:32RFS: 19:32

Callout No. 42


21st August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a paddle boarder thought to be in difficulty off Felixstowe, Martello Tower park. Arriving on scene the person was found well ashore and no assistance was required.

Launched: 13:23RFS: 14:30

Callout No. 41


20th August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to carry out a search of the local area due to an inflated life jacket being found by a local survey vessel. After extensive searches of the rivers Orwell (southern part) and Stour nothing was found and the ILB was stood down and returned to station.

Launched: 10:05RFS: 12:12

Callout No. 39 & 40


18th August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to two swimmers who were thought to be in difficulty and then could no longer be seen by a member of the coast guard rescue team. The All-Weather Lifeboat was also requested to lauch to assist with the search. Both Lifeboats were joined by Coast Guard Helicopter and a further Lifeboat Walton ALB joined the search for the swimmers. After 3 hours of multi agency searching the two swimmers were found well ashore and all assets were stood down.

Launched: 11:25RFS: 16:10

Callout No. 38


15th August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to a Police incident off Dovercourt Beach.

Launched: 00:05RFS: 00:45

Callout No. 37


13th August 2020

Just as a shore based exercise was due to start the Inshore Lifeboat was requested to two persons in the water off Felixstowe beach thought to be in difficulty. Arriving on scene the two persons were accounted for ashore and well. The ILB returned to station.

Launched: 18:24RFS: 20:20

Callout No. 36


12th August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to a peron stranded on No 2 Beacon in the river Stour. On arrival on scene the ILB found that the person had made it ashore and all was well. The ILB returned to station.

Launched: 20:04RFS: 21:05

Callout No. 35


12th August 2020

The All-Weather Lifeboat was tasked to assist a 33 foot steel motor boat with nine persons on board which had suffered gearbox failure 1 nautical mile NW of the Rough Towers. The vessel was towed to Ha'penny pier Harwich.

Launched: 11:38RFS: 14:19

Callout No. 34


9th August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a capsized dinghy in the river Deben. The ILB was stood down on launching as the occupant had managed the situation themselves.

Launched: 15:15RFS: 15:23

Callout No. 33


8th August 2020

The All-Weather Lifeboat was tasked to assist a fishing vessel with three persons on board suffering from engine failure 11 miles east of Landguard point close to the shipwash bank. The vessel was towed into Shotley Point marina.

Launched: 15:48RFS: 19:31

Callout No. 32


7th August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to a 21 foot yacht with two persons on board becalmed and engine broken just off the Woodbridge Haven buoy. The ILB towed the vessel to Shotley Point Marina.

Launched: 17:55RFS: 20:45

Callout No. 31


1st August 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a capsized dinghy in the river Orwell. The ILB was stood down on launching as the occupant had managed the situation themselves.

Launched: 13:08RFS: 13:20

Callout No. 30


28th July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to a kayak with a child onboard seen to be drifting out to sea. The ILB was stood down on launching as the Kayak and child were recovered ashore.

Launched: 15:56RFS: 16:09

Callout No. 29


26th July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a yacht with three persons on board with engine failure just north of the Platters L/B. The vessel was towed to Shotley point marina.

Launched: 19:20RFS: 21:45

Callout No. 28


26th July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a Trimaran which was aground on the Deben Bar. The ILB was unable to give any assistance as the vessel was well aground and coast guard rescue team was on scene had set an anchor for the vessel. The ILB was then re-tasked to the next service call.

Launched: 18:50RFS: 19:20

Callout No. 27


18th July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to two persons in the water at Waldrinfield River Deben. Whilst en-route the two persons were recovered by a passing vessel. The ILB was requested to continue and carry out a welfare check on the two persons. All was well and the ILB returned to station.

Launched: 21:12RFS: 23:15

Callout No. 26


18th July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to a person in the water off Wrabness. Whilst the ILB was on it's way the person was picked up by a passing vessel and landed safely ashore to the police. The ILB was stood down and returned to station.

Launched: 20:26RFS: 20:59

Callout No. 25


15th July 2020

The All-Weather Lifeboat was tasked to a 17 foot yacht close to Pin Mill with a person oboard suffering from a suspected dislocated hip. With the assistance of Royal Harwich Yacht Club one x crewmember was placed onboard and carried out a casualty care assessment. The person did not require any further medical assistance and would later be picked up and taken ashore by Royal Harwich Yacht club. The ALB was stood down and returned to station.

Launched: 10:55RFS: 13:25

Callout No. 24


11th July 2020

The All-Weather Lifeboat was tasked to assist a 29 foot cabin cruiser 8 nautical miles offshore with two persons on board and had suffered engine failure. The vessel was towed to Shotley Point marina.

Launched: 19:10RFS: 22:30

Callout No. 23


4th July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to search for a swimmer off Felixstowe thought to be in trouble. The ILB was stood down as the person was found safe and well ashore.

Launched: 17:09RFS: 18:50

Callout No. 22


2nd July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to an incident at the Orwell Bridge.

Launched: 23:11RFS: 01:25

Callout No. 21


2nd July 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a yacht with one person on board 2nm south of Landguard point which was stuck on a lobster pot. Two crew were placed onboard the casualty vessel to free the yacht. Once cleared the vessel made its own way into Harwich and the ILB returned to station.

Launched: 12:31RFS: 14:08

Callout No. 20


28th June 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to an incident at the Orwell Bridge.

Launched: 23:22RFS: 00:46

Callout No. 19


28th June 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist a 16 foot jet boat with 4 persons on board with engine failure. The ILB towed the vessel to felixstowe ferry where it was recovered and the ILB returned to station.

Launched: 15:16RFS: 16:53

Callout No. 18


28th June 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to a person in the water near princess bridge Ipswich. The ILB was stood down en route due to the person being recovered by suffolk police.

Launched: 08:28RFS: 09:41

Callout No. 17


23rd June 2020

The All-Weather Lifeboat was tasked to investigate the Harwich haven area as faint spoken word mayday was heard on vhf. The ALB used D/F to try and locate the source at the entrance to Hawich and the River Deben. Nothing was found and the ALB was stood down by the Coast Guard.

Launched: 22:12RFS: 00:25

Callout No. 16


19th June 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to a broken down RIB in the Walton Backwaters with 5 persons on board. The Rib was towed to Titchmarsh marina.

Launched: 14:34RFS: 16:50

Callout No. 15


25th May 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to possible body in the water off Felixstowe pier. Found to be black drum in the water.

Launched: 18:19RFS:

Callout No. 14


18th May 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to Mistley marina area. Search after someone shouted 'Help!' near water. Stood down after person needing help had taken a fall in their garden.

Launched: 12:45RFS:

Callout No. 13


13th May 2020

No launch, stood down.

Launched: 08:41RFS:

Callout No. 12


1st May 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to person in the water off Felixstowe. Stood down before launch.

Launched: 19:47RFS:

Callout No. 11


27th April 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to incident at Orwell Bridge.

Launched: 19:42RFS:

Callout No. 10


27th April 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to incident at Orwell Bridge.

Launched: 11:30RFS:

Callout No. 9


9th April 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to possible body in the harbour. Found to be an animal carcass.

Launched: 10:54RFS:

Callout No. 8


21st March 2020

The All-Weather Lifeboat tasked to assist disabled FV near Galloper Wind Farm. 8 hour service in Easterly Gale force 8 winds. Towed to Navy Yard.

Launched: 17:08RFS:

Callout No. 7


19th March 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to investigate red flares near Woodbridge. Nothing found.

Launched: 19:08RFS:

Callout No. 6


10th March 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to search for 4 persons stuck in mud near Wrabness. When on scene, the All-Weather Lifeboat was tasked for back up. Casualties finally recovered by the Coast Guard Helicopter.

Launched: 19:22RFS: 22:30

Callout No. 5


9th March 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to assist yacht aground in the entrance to River Deben. Stood by until occupant was safely ashore.

Launched: 18:32RFS: 21:20

Callout No. 4


1st March 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to search for Kite surfer off Bawdsey. Kite located and search carried out but eventually called off after reports of surfer making it to shore.

Launched: 11:36RFS: 14:05

Callout No. 3


22nd January 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat was tasked to recover yacht with engine failure drifting in the harbour with failed engine. Yacht towed to Shotley Marina.

Launched: 10:56RFS: 12:15

Callout No. 2


19th January 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to speedboat with propeller fouled on mooring in Bathside Bay. Assisted in freeing propeller. Casualty resumed passage.

Launched: 19:37RFS: 21:00

Callout No. 1


11th January 2020

The Inshore Lifeboat tasked to person in water off Pin Mill. Casualty ashore before arrival on scene, but assisted in recovering their dinghy.

Launched: 13:35RFS: 14:30