Bembridge RNLI’s All-Weather Tamar Lifeboat launched to provide safety cover

Lifeboats News Release

Bembridge RNLI’s All-Weather Tamar Lifeboat launched to provide safety cover in support of the actions taken to resolve the Nave Andromeda incident.

Nave Andromeda off Ventnor

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Nave Andromeda off Ventnor

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at around 4.45pm this evening at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to provide any safety assistance required as the incident involving the tanker Nave Andromeda off Ventnor unfolded.

Selsey's Shannon Class ALB (RNLB Denise and Eric 13-20) was also launched and RV'd with the Alfred Albert Williams in Whitecliff Bay. As darkness fell, both boats proceeded closer to the Nave Andromeda in case they were required.

Following the successful resolution to the incident, both lifeboats were released by UK (Solent) Coastguard at 9.22pm; the Alfred Albert Williams was recovered and ready for tasking again by 10.10pm. Conditions off Ventnor were quite lumpy in the F4/F5 south-westerly breeze.


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AIS track of RNLB Alfred Albert Williams

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams track

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