Author Archives: Bob Loynes

2 Rescued by ‘Pisces’ after Vessel Sinks off Rossall Point

A small motor launch with 2 persons on board sank suddenly on Sunday 11th Novemeber at approximately 1240.  The vessel position was 241degrees Rossall Point Tower Range 2.3 nm.

A nearby vessel the ‘Pisces’ spotted this and reported to HMCG Holyhead; Rossall Point confirmed this by telephone to HMCG. Pisces very quickly reached the 2 people and got them on board.  The 2 people were subsequently transferred to the Fleetwood Lifeboat for return to shore.

The Pisces crew and one of the rescued persons later visited the tower to thank all concerned.

AGM 2018

The Annual General Meeting of 2018 was held in Fleetwood Nautical college on the 31st October.

I would like to commend everyone for their support in maintaining an enviable watch record by completing and manning all watches throughout the year.  In that respect this has been a good year for the station.

However, It was noted that this had been a difficult year for the members in terms of illness, particularly amongst those volunteers holding committee and management positions in the team.

A large majority of the executive team has had to be replaced or take up a reduced role. These people should be commended for the work they have done in some often quite difficult circumstances.

The station performance and reports from officers are laid out in more detail in the minutes on the National Website.  However, I would like to take the opportunity to ask members for support in deputy positions, particularly if you have a skill that can be useful to the station.   The station cannot run unless the posts are filled and the deputies are an essential part of the organisation in providing support in times of holiday, illness and in extremis a member passing away as happened this year.

And finally ……..the team for 2018 – 2019 annual photograph (courtesy of Ron Murray)