Browsing the "2018 Launches" Category

Speedboat on fire

August 4th, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

We launched the West Mersea Lifeboat, Just George, at 2.30pm today to a 5m speedboat on fire off Osea Leisure Park at Mill Beach


Windsurfer in Trouble

July 2nd, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

On 2nd July we were called at around 5.30pm to go to a windsurfer with broken gear towards the north shore of the Blackwater near Osea


Weed-clogged Waterjets

June 25th, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

On 25th June we were called at 6pm to assist two people onboard a broken down speedboat off King's Hard near Cobmarsh Island


Man overboard

June 16th, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

On 16th June at 2.45pm Dover Coastguard requested the launch of the West Mersea Lifeboat, Just George, to assist a person who had been knocked overboard from his yacht near Bradwell


West Mersea RNLI Flooded Vehicle

April 30th, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

Rudely awoken by our pagers in the early hours of Easter Day, it was April 1st and with thoughts of April Fools’ hoaxes running through our heads


West Mersea RNLI Medevac

February 2nd, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

We launched today at 12.31pm on a ‘medevac’ shout, tasked to pick up a paramedic from the mainland. With Mersea Island cut off by a very high spring tide, all vehicles - including an ambulance - were unable to cross the Strood


Kite Surfer rescued by West Mersea RNLI

January 9th, 2018 | by West Mersea RNLI

On Sunday January 7 at 12.42pm West Mersea RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Just George, launched on service to rescue a kite surfer in difficulties off the southern shore of Mersea Island



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