Jan 15, 2019
Hoylake RNLI hovercraft was tasked at 10.45am after the distress signal from a personal locator beacon (PLB) was detected by the UK Coastguard. The signal was reportedly being transmitted from the Bagillt Bank area on the west side of the River Dee.
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Jan 10, 2019
Following a 999 call from a member of the public, Hoylake's volunteer crew were tasked by the UK Coastguard to assist a man and two dogs who appeared to be cut off by the tide between Dovepoint and Barbers Folly in Meols. Hoylake Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit was launched at 11:52am and arrived on scene just 7 minutes later.
Jan 9, 2019
Hoylake Lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard in the early hours of the morning following reports of a vessel adrift in Liverpool Bay. The vessel had been spotted in the darkness by a passing ship just south of the Liverpool Bar light float at the mouth of the River Mersey. Attempts to contact the vessel by the Coastguard and the Mersey Marine Operations Control Centre had been unsuccessful.
Jan 2, 2019
Hoylake RNLI hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to assist Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team in aiding two dogs which had been found alone on Formby beach. The dogs had reportedly been missing since the previous evening and had spent the night lost on the beach, where overnight temperatures reached below freezing.
Nov 23, 2018
Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 2.15pm after being requested by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service & the North West Ambulance Service HART Team to assist with a 27ft yacht that had run aground on an ebbing tide.
Oct 29, 2018
Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 11.01am after a person walking her dog had become stuck on a sandbank in Leasowe Bay, close to a groyne known locally as Barber's Folly. New Brighton RNLI lifeboat was also tasked as the crew were on a training exercise in the area at the time.
Oct 20, 2018
Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked at 11.53am to three jet skis that had run aground in the River Mersey close to the Silver Jubilee Bridge at Runcorn. One of the riders had reportedly been injured when he was thrown from his jet ski on impact.
Oct 17, 2018
Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 12.35pm following reports of a person requiring medical assistance on Middle Eye in the Dee Estuary. The casualty was part of a walking party of around 30 people that had been making its way to Hilbre Island.
Oct 3, 2018
Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to assist with a multi-agency search for a person reported missing off the North Wirral coast.
Sep 29, 2018
At 7.09pm, UK Coastguard requested that Hoylake's Shannon class lifeboat 'Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood' launch and take over the tow of a casualty from Rhyl Lifeboat. The vessel in distress was a 24ft power boat with 3 persons on board that had launched from Widnes.
Sep 12, 2018
Hoylake Hovercraft 'Hurley Spirit' was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of two people in difficulty in soft sand off the Derby Pool.
Aug 31, 2018
Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 9.56pm to reports of four people stuck in the mud off Manor Groyne, Wallasey.
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