Aug 27, 2006
A couple returning from their 25th wedding anniversary, celebrated in the Isle of Man, found themselves in dangerous waters when the engine failed on board their 38ft motor sailing yacht, close to the entrance to the River Mersey. The wind was westerly force 6-7 and a rough sea made the large craft difficult for the couple team to handle. The vessel made a radio call to Liverpool Coastguard shortly before 5am, who launched Hoylake Lifeboat to the position of the casualty. Once located in the turbulent seas north of the Mersey Bar, a lifeboat crew member was put aboard to assist the couple and a tow line was secured. The Lifeboat escorted the vessel to the safety of the Liverpool Dock system, through Langton Lock, before returning to station.
Jul 29, 2006
While on exercise in the River Mersey, Hoylake Lifeboat was tasked to the clipper "New York" to assist an injured crew member. The man had dislocated his hip on the final stretch of the race. First aiders from the lifeboat crew boarded the clipper close to the New Kings Dock in the River Mersey. The man was immobilised, placed in a stretcher and given Entonox before being transferred to a waiting ambulance.
Jul 25, 2006
Liverpool Coastguard requested the launch of Hoylake Lifeboat to assist New Brighton Lifeboat in towing a casualty into Hoylake. Upon arrival on scene it was observed that New Brighton had the job in hand and Hoylake Lifeboat returned to station.
Mar 28, 2006
At 0630, Hoylake Lifeboat launched to an oil rig support vessel out in Liverpool Bay where the Chief Engineer was suffering from kidney stones and was in severe pain. The lifeboat sped to rendezvous with the vessel with a paramedic on board, before the casualty was transferred on board the lifeboat along with another crew member as chaperone. The lifeboat proceeded into the River Mersey to Woodside Landing Stage to land the casualty to a waiting ambulance. The casualty was taken to Wirral's Arrowe Park Hospital.
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