Callout No. 3 Callout No. 4
10th July 2016
Aldeburgh’s All Weather Lifeboat, the ‘Freddie Cooper’ and Inshore Lifeboat, the ‘Christine,’ were launched at 6.36pm on Sunday 10th July, after there was a report of a 10 metre rowing boat in difficulty near Orford Lighthouse. RNLI Aldeburgh All Weather Lifeboat, Freddie Cooper, was launched when it was reported, by the crew on the rowing boat who were on a round Britain Challenge, that they were in difficulty south east of Orford Lighthouse.
The rowing boat crew were overcome by the wind and tide and making no headway, so had anchored and called for assistance. Once the vessel was located, it was discovered that there were four persons on board. There were several attempts to release the anchor. Once it was freed, by towing the boat over it, Aldeburgh ALB took the casualty into the mouth of the River Ore as the seas were rough and would have caused problems with transferring the tow to the ILB. The weather on scene was southerly force 6 with a 3 metre swell. The Aldeburgh ILB took over the tow into Orford Haven where the casualty then moored.