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Lifeboats 'on station'
Atlantic 85 B809   'The Two Annes'
Arancia A-67
'Malcolm Hawkesford 1'

Lifeboat Services - 2014 
37 Launches  25 persons assisted

Lifeboat Services 2013
48 Launches       56 persons assisted

LIVE SHIPS MAP (AIS) - Torbay/Teignmouth

Weather and Tides



Saturday August 30th 13:14
Report of person in the water

Whilst the Atlantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) was engaged in the shoreline search (see below) - the Arancia lifeboat (Malcolm Hawkesford 1) was launched at the request of the Harbourmaster to assist in a search for a person who ha fallen off their tender. When the Arancia lifeboat arrived at the reported incident area, the casualty had self-recovered to the Shaldon beach.
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Saturday August 30th 12:46
Suicide concern

The lifeboat was launched to assist the local Coastguard team after a report of a middle-aged person threatening a suicide attempt near Dawlish. The shoreline from Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren was searched and nothing untoward found. More information


Saturday August 23rd 11:38
Medivac of injured man from Redgate Beach

HM Coastguard Brixham requested help in transferring a man with back injuries from Redgate Beach, close to Anstey's Cove to a waiting paramedic team at Torbay harbour.  More information



Wednesday August 20th 19:36
Gentleman with suspected broken leg at the Fish Quay

The gentleman is reported as having been in or near the Newquay Inn and attempted to jump down to the pontoon and to the water below - he landed on the Harbourmaster's pontoon and suffered leg injuries. The lifeboat was requested to recover the casualty from the pontoon and transfer him to a waiting ambulance at the lifeboat slip way. More information


Sunday August 17th 15:42
16ft Fletcher speedboat with engine failure at river entrance

HM Coastguard requested the Teignmouth lifeboat to launch and assist a boat with one person onboard and suffering from engine failure at the river mouth. Previous radio attempts on Ch16 to get assistance had not been answered, so the lifeboat was launched to help and towed the casualty vessel to its mooring near Shaldon. More information


Tuesday August 12th 19:19
Vessel adrift in the harbour

Whilst the lifeboat (and RNLI lifeguards) were taking part in a public relations exercise up the River Teign, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the lifeboat and lifeguards to investigate a vessel adrift near the trawler moorings. The vessel was found to have broken free from its mooring with no one on board. The casualty vessel was made safe on a mooring and the lifeboat and lifeguards returned to the PR exercise. More information

Sunday August 2nd 18:17
Inflatable swept out to sea near Dawlish

HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Atlantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) to help two adults drifting rapidly out to sea in an inflatable dinghy from Dawlish Warren. The two adults were recovered into the lifeboat, whilst the inflatable boat and its stock of beer suffered a puncture and sank.
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Sunday August 2nd 17:10
4.5m boat suffers engine problems in estuary mouth

Following on from the Shaldon Water Carnival, a 4.5m boat was observed being swept out of the river estuary to sea. The boat was taken in tow to Polly Steps, and the adult and child aboard were brought ashore.
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Sunday August 2nd 14:52
5.5m Fishing vessel towed back to Teignmouth

Brixham Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist a 5.5m fishing boat with one adult aboard. The boat was suffering engine failure near Labrador Bay, and was towed back to its mooring in Teignmouth. The Harbourmasters' boat attended letting the lifeboat go on to a pre-planned PR event off Shaldon Beach.  More information

Open Day One

Recovery of 5.5m fishing boat from Labrador Bay - the first of three 'Shouts' on our Open Day One!
Photograph and video from Sue Thomas
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Sunday July 27th 13:35
Injured 'Jet-ski' rider recovered

Working with the Teignmouth RNLI lifeguards, a 28 year old injured man was recovered from the sea off Eastcliff. The man was riding a 'Jet ski' with a female passenger when the 'Jet ski' either hit an object in the sea or a wave, throwing the couple off the machine - the female landed without injury in the sea, whilst the man was thrown against the machine severely damaging one of his legs. The lifeboat crew recovered the man onto a stretcher and into the lifeboat, and took him back to the lifeboat slipway where an ambulance and paramedics were waiting. After an initial examination, the injured gentleman was taken to Torbay hospital. More information


Tuesday July 22nd 20:10
Incorrect MAYDAY broadcast

Whilst the Atlantic 85 - The Two Annes - was at sea on an exercise, a MAYDAY transmission was received via HM Coastguard Brixham concerning a 6 metre fishing vessel anchored off Dawlish Warren with a failed engine. The boat occupant, an adult male, was safe and well and in no immediate danger, so the casualty vessel and occupant were immediately downgraded to PAN PAN level, and this message was passed on to the lifeboat. The lifeboat took the fishing boat and occupant in tow, returning them to Exmouth. At the request of HM Coastguard, the male occupant was guided on how to use the VHF in emergency communications. More information


Saturday July 19th 21:35
4m rib towed back to Teignmouth

An unanswered HM Coastguard 'Pan Pan' call for help, resulted in the lifeboat being asked to to tow a 4m rib with one person aboard moored against the Teignmouth sewer buoy, to be recovered and towed back to Gales Hill, Teignmouth.   More information


Thursday July 17th 21:05
Search of River Teign after reported flare sighting

Brixham Coastguard requested the help of the lifeboat to search the River Teign after a 999 call that reported a sighting of smoke and an orange glow up the river. A combined search by the lifeboat and the local coastguard auxiliary team returned nothing untoward and the lifeboat was stood down at 22:15hrs.   More information

Tuesday July 1st 22:15hrs
Dejected male jumps off Fish Quay

Following a request from HM Coastguard, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to help with the recovery of a despondent male near the New Quay Inn. The male casualty was recovered from the water by the local police and checked over by paramedics - the lifeboat was not required and immediately returned to station. More information


Saturday June 19th 21:50
Pan Pan message leads to lifeboat tow into Teignmouth

Following a request from HM Coastguard Brixham, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to tow in a 4.0m rib with one adult aboard suffering from mechanical failure near Dawlish Beach.   More information


Tuesday June 17th 20:38
Report of injured person at Watcombe Beach

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to a report from HM Coastguard of a person stranded on rocks near Watcombe Beach. On arrival it quickly became apparent that the casualty was in an inebriated state and not in danger. The casualty was handed over to the HM Coastguard Auxiliary.   
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Saturday June 14th 21:57hrs
Search for inebriated male on stolen boat

Following a report to HM Coastguard of a rowing dinghy having been stolen from Teignmouth Beach, both the Atlantic 85 and Arancia lifeboats searched the harbour and estuary areas, but nothing untoward was found.  
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Tuesday June 10th 07:27
Drifting inflatable dinghy

An inflatable dinghy with an outboard engine drifting out to sea was the subject of several 999 calls to HM Coastguard - the Coastguard asked the lifeboat to investigate the dinghy - it was found to be from the previous incident casualty yacht. The dinghy was recovered and returned to the 18ft yacht. More information


Tuesday June 10th 06:06
Yacht towed in

An 18ft yacht with two persons on board suffered engine failure soon after midnight, and managed to moor up to a Channel Marker buoy until calling the Coastguard at approx 05:45. As the tide was falling, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Atlantic 85 - The Two Annes - to tow the casualty yacht into the River Teign where she was put on a mooring. More information


Saturday June 7th 15:05
Gig rower with suspected heart attack

On the request of HM Coastguard Brixham, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat with three volunteer crew was launched to go to the help of a male Gig rower with a suspected heart attack. The Gig was taking part in an offshore race and immediately made its own way to the Teignmouth Beach arriving as the lifeboat arrived. The casualty was taken by ambulance paramedics directly to hospital. More information


Friday June 6th 20:24
Speedboat beached near the Ness

HM Coastguard tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to assist a speedboat reported as going aground on the rocks below the Ness. On the lifeboats arrival the speedboat had been beached in the Pool below the Ness Public House. A crew member went shore to check on the boats occupants, who were all OK but shaken. It was agreed with the local Coastguard team to leave the casualty boat where it was, as attempting a tow of the swamped boat would have been very difficult and unsafe.
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Wednesday June 4th 14:41
'Jet ski' - recovered
At the request of HM Coastguard Brixham, the lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was launched to recover a broken-down 'Jet-ski' and driver approx 100m off the Pier. When the lifeboat arrived, the 'Jet-ski' driver had been taken aboard the RNLI lifeguards Rescue Water Craft. The driver was taken aboard the lifeboat and the 'Jet-ski' was taken in tow to Polly Steps.
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Friday May 16th 10:31
Out-of-Control motor boat in the Harbour

A senior gentleman fell out of his small motor boat whilst leaning over the side to recover his mooring near Polly Steps - unfortunately the gentleman had unclipped the 'kill-cord' from himself and somehow managed to push the throttle lever to full power. The result was that the boat went into a spin on the water at full speed, and threw him into the water - fortunately the boat did not spin over him, but drifted down stream towards the dock area whilst still completing small circles.

The lifeboat with Giles Squirrel, James Cassidy and Adam Truhol on board, and with the assistance of the Teignmouth Tug managed to corral the runaway boat - the lifeboat crew managing to get a line aboard the spinning boat and getting close enough to it to be able to reach the throttle lever and reduce its speed.

The boat owner managed meanwhile to get ashore, and was taken by ambulance to hospital.
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Runaway motorboat

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