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Coastguard Helicopter 999 at Craster

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Coastguard Helicopter 999 at Craster, Northumberland

A great yesterday for the coastguard helicopter G-MCGG CG999 from Prestwick to fly over and give the crew from Craster and Amble lifeboats a familiarization and training exercise.
Howick Coastguard had made the landing site at Craster FC secure for the Silorsky S92 to land in the beautiful backdrop of Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle.
NEAMPR was there to photo this.

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Austrian A319 OE-LDD Windy Landing and Takeoff Newcastle Airport

Austrian A319 OE-LDD Windy Landing and Take off Newcastle Airport

A nice movement at Newcastle Airport on Saturday the 25th of this month was Austrians A319 OE-LDD operating a Ski Charter flight from Innsbruck. It stopped off to pick passengers at Newcastle, then headed up to Edinburgh to pick up some more , before heading back to Innsbruck.
OE-LDD made its first flight on the 9th February 2005 and was delivered on 08 March the same year.
Also include in the video are a few other of the mornings arrivals landing on ruway 25. It was still quite windy with the remains of Storm Doris still being felt across the whole country.
Still it was nothing compared to being there on Thursday when the wind really was at its peak.
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Storm Doris Crosswind landings at Newcastle Airport

Our resident Videographer was at EGNT today at the wrath of “Storm Doris”

Runway 07 was in use with 30kn winds and as always JW has some amazing footage from Newcastle, Take a look

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Shout 2 For St Abbs Independent Lifeboat

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St Abbs Lifeboat

In a matter of days St Abbs ILB was paged again to aid Eyemouth RNLI with a Trawler with a mechanical fault

All 3 vessels arrived back to Eyemouth Harbor safely.

St Abbs Lifeboat is an independent charity separate from the RNLI, More information can be found at http://www.stabbslifeboat.org.uk/
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St Abbs Lifeboat First shout

   St Abbs Lifeboat

The New Independent St Abbs Lifeboat has had it’s first shout since it official launch back in September 2016.
It went to the aid of a prawn trawler with a fouled propeller, it was already under tow by another vessel but St Abbs ILB was requested to make brake while returning to Eyemouth harbour. All 3 boats returned safely.
For more information on The St Abbs Lifeboat visit their website HERE

http://www.stabbslifeboat.org.uk/

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Shout #1

St Abbs Independent Lifeboat launched at approximately 1.30pm this afternoon to go to the assistance of the prawn trawler “Boy Andrew” which had fouled her propellor.
Having been taken under tow by fellow trawler “Our Catherine” the Boy Andrew requested the assistance of St Abbs Lifeboat to act as a brake while returning to Eyemouth Harbour.
In deteriorating sea conditions,and freshening winds,St Abbs Lifeboat crew responded to locally-activated pagers,and all 3 boats were safely and successfully returned to harbour.

Source: St Abbs Lifeboat Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/stabbslifeboat/

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VHF Marine Channel changes

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Changes to the VHF Marine band

A statement from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency on the  4th of February 2017 stated the changes to Ch 23, 84 & 86 will no longer be used for the Maritime Safety Information Broadcast ect.
From September this year these will change to 62, 63 & 64.
Below is the statement from the MCA:

Boat owners, shipping companies and anyone who puts out to sea are being informed about a change in some of the VHF channel numbers used to contact UK Coastguard.
 
As a result of changes to Appendix 18 (Marine VHF) of the Radio Regulations it will mean that VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no longer be used for either Maritime Safety Information (MSI) or Radio Medical Advice.
The channels to use from September 2017 will be VHF 62, 63 and 64. The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.
Mark Lawson from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency said: ‘Although it’s not happening until September, when it happens the changeover will be absolute and we want to make people aware of this changeover in good time given our commitment to deliver maritime safety and wider support to the maritime community.
‘The exact date of change will be announced as soon as possible. In the meantime, we suggest anyone who uses any type of vessel makes a careful note of these replacement channels so they are ready when it does happen.’
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LIVE: F35 Landing in the Netherlands 23:5:16

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LIVE: F35 Landing in the Netherlands 23:5:16

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Incident at Cullercoats Beach RNLI Tractor to the Rescue

Cullercoats beach – Monday 09 May 2016

The RNLI Tractor came to the rescue after a van and a 4×4 got stuck and submerged on Cullercoats beach.

While loading a jet ski a Ford Transit Van got stuck in the sand and unluckily a passer-by offered some assistance with a Range Rover 4X4 and ended up getting fast in the sand too.

But to make matters worse the tide was rising and it wasn’t long before the Van was submerged, Then it wouldn’t be long until the tide submerged the expensive 4X4.

It took the RNLI 4hrs to remove the 2 vehicles from the water. They had to launch the tractor and disconnect carriage on the slipway and use the winch on-board to recover both stranded vehicles.

NEAMPR are aware that this is the 3rd in the area in a matter of days.

Credit to Adrian Don/Electricpics for the Images
A spokesperson for the RNLI said they spotted the incident on the beach as they were driving past.
He added: 'The van was picking up a jet ski and didn't check the tide times. The tide was rising and it got stuck in the water pretty quickly.
'We had to wait for the OK from the coastguard. We pulled the range rover out with a winch. The water on the van at this point was up to the bonnet area, it was well in.
'We had to tow the Range Rover from the back as it was facing forward. The water was probably up the seats at this stage.
'It took us three hours and four crew members to remove both vehicles. It is not something we often do unless it is a danger to the public or hazard in the water. It is not an everyday occurrence.'
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New Video by our resident Videographer 6/5/15

New Video

JW our resident Videoographer has uploaded another Video to Youtube

This time from EDI (Edinburgh) on a rather wet and Windy day

Have a look in the Aviation / Aircraft Videos section of the Website for more of our Member Videos and JW’s work

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Lifeboat 17-20 gets lifted out for Maintenance

Lifeboat 17-20 gets lifted out for Maintenance

Today an NEAMPR member was present at Amble Boat Company for the arrival of Tynemouth’s Severn Class Lifeboat 17-20, The “Spirit of Northumberland”

It is being lifted out for it’s routing bottom scrape and other maintenance and relief Lifeboat 17-17 is taking the role in the meantime

Put in service in 1999 The Severn Class is the largest All Weather Lifeboat operated by the RNLI at 17-metre (56 ft) with a top speed of 25 knots (46 kmh; 29 mph)

We couldn’t track the progress of 17-20 up the coast from North Shields to Amble due to the AIS transponder being switched off.

But we do have a selection of photographs for you to enjoy of the occasion.

Credit to Andy Cowan Photography

 

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