Services during 2005

The list below gives brief details of service calls for 2005.

 

15/01/2005

Launched to five tourists stranded by incoming tide to the east of Dover Harbour.

 

16/01/2005

Assisted dive boat 'Taurus' after its propellors became fouled by ropes.

 

20/01/2005

Unknown Mayday whilst lifeboat was on passage.

 

01/02/2005

Recovery of empty RIB spotted in shipping lanes. It was later found to have come adrift from the wind farm construction site north of Whitstable.

 

12/02/2005

Launched to assist two girls trapped under Arches at Folkestone.

 

29/02/2005

Man on rocks off Folkestone.

 

26/04/2005

False Alarm

 

30/04/2005

Powerboat 'Maral' ran aground off St Margarets Bay. Towed boat off rocks and escorted to Dover.

 

01/05/2005

Assisted person on airbed off Folkestone.

 

01/05/2005

Recalled to airbed which had been mistaken for object in water.

 

17/05/2005

Person reported missing from SeaFrance 'Rodin' after an exhaustive search nothing was found.

 

26/05/2005

Red flares sighted by a ferry. Nothing untoward found following a search.

 

28/05/2005

Man in water off Folkestone.

 

30/05/2005

Provided assistance to Yacht 'Emily' which had fouled its propellor.

 

03/05/2005

Kite surfer needing assistance.

 

06/06/2005

Launched to assist in search for person believed missing from cliffs above Samphire Hoe.

 

07/06/2005

Carried out a search following a report by a ferry of an unidentified light in the Traffic lanes.

 

18/06/2005

Rescued three people cut off by tide in Fan Bay.

 

18/06/2005

Launched to assist a dive boat and person in the water.

 

19/06/2005

Participated in search for three young girls missing near beach.

 

23/06/2005

Recovered body of person fallen from cliffs to the East of Dover Harbour.

 

25/06/2005

Launched to yachts 'Michele' and 'Leonis' both of which were towed to Dover.

 

10/07/2005

A fishing boat 'Cracker Gal' had broken down south of Samphire Hoe. Whilst about to take vessel in tow Coastguards requested urgent assistance in search for an overdue swimmer near Hythe's Imperial Hotel. Leaving 'Cracker Gal' anchored the crew made their way to Hythe. The swimmer was recovered safely by another vessel. The Lifeboat then returned to 'Cracker Gal' and towed her back to Dover.

 

11/07/2005

Took over a tow from Ramsgate Lifeboat near SE Goodwin Lightship. The casualty vessel was the Trimaran 'Kikiyu' with a damaged sponson.

 

12/07/2005

Launched at the request of Kent Police to assist in search for a person believed to have fallen from cliffs near St Margarets.

 

22/07/2005

Sick divers aboard Dive vessel 'Taurus'.

 

24/07/2005

The lifeboat launched to missing two divers. They were located and recovered by the Coastguard vessel 'Anglian Monarch'.

 

24/07/2005

The Trimaran 'Amfitrite' was towed into Dover after suffering a structural failure to the west of Dungeness. Dungeness lifeboat and Rye Bay lifeboat both responded. Dover lifeboat then took over the tow and brought the craft into Dover.

 

01/08/2005

The yacht 'Kif Kif' entangled in a rope off Folkestone was towed into Dover.

 

03/08/2005

The yacht 'Orton Lady' was towed in.

 

13/08/2005

Stood by and then towed the yacht 'Team Heiner 1' off the Goodwin Sands. The lifeboat then had to respond to another service call leaving Walmer lifeboat to escort the yacht to Dover.

 

13/08/2005

The motor cruiser 'Esperanza' broke down off Dover and was towed in to the marina.

 

20/08/2005

A diver from dive boat 'Taurus' was injured when she was run over by a tug as she resurfaced. The lifeboat launched with paramedics aboard and the diver was landed at the lifeboat station for transfer to hospital.

 

27/08/2005

A sick man was taken off the cruise liner 'Arcadia'.

 

03/09/2005

The yacht 'Marie Louise 2' with two people on board was brought into Dover.

 

24/09/2005

During a Search and rescue demonstration for the Dover Coastguard Station Open Day both the Walmer and Dover lifeboats as well as a Belgian helicopter responded to rescue people cut off by the tide at St Margarets.

 

05/10/2005

A medevac was carried out from the cargo vessel 'Aquarius'.

 

13/11/2005

An ill crew man was landed from the cargo vessel 'Kiran Pacific'.

 

02/12/2005

The lifeboat was requested to recover a body.

Recent callouts:

14/03/2012

A missing diver was recovered from the Channel in a joint rescue with Walmer Lifeboat.

07/03/2012

Recovery of a person from Langdon/Crab Bay area. Assisted by Walmer Inshore Lifeboat.

02/03/2012

Recovery of human remains on behalf of Kent Police and the Coroner.

29/02/2012

Person cut off by the tide at Langdon Bay, further investigation using the Y Boat, False Alarm good intent

24/02/2012

A person fallen from cliffs was assisted by the lifeboat crew as well as Kent Air Ambulance, a RAF Helicopter and HM Coastguard.

Dover - Weather

  • 20 Mar 2012

    Mostly Cloudy 11°C 5°C

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Partly Cloudy 12°C 6°C

 

 

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