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DESCRIPTIONS OF LIFEBOAT CALL OUTS

Descriptions of the most recent launches of Helensburgh Lifeboat can be found on this page - follow the links at the foot of the page for details of previous lifeboat Launches.

Our Press Officer will have details of a shout immediately after the incident and, although we don't always succeed, we attempt to include details on the website asap.

If the information is available, we sometimes include the lifeboat track along with the 'shout' narrative. This is possible as the lifeboat is fitted with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder which transmits the lifeboat's position, course and speed every few minutes.

20/11 - Person in Water - Kilcreggan (Sat 23rd May at 19:35 hrs)

The UK Coastguard requested the lifeboat be launched at 19:29 hrs on Saturday for a person in the water off Shore Road, Kilcreggan. The lifeboat launch 19:35 hrs reaching the search area at 19:43 hrs. A search was conducted in the area of Meikleross Bay with two MoD police vessels and a helicopter with Coastguard Rescue teams searching the shoreline. Nothing was found. The lifeboat was released at 21:03 hrs, returning to station and reporting ready for service at again 21:40 hrs.

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20/10 - Incident at Erskine (Tues 19th May at 11:02 hrs)

Information withheld.

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20/09 - Lost - Location Unknown! (Mon 20th Apr at 22:24 hrs)

At the request of Police Scotland the lifeboat launched at 22:24 hrs to assist in a search for two people who were reportedly stranded on a rock having been cut off by the tide; they were unaware of their location! Also involved in the search were the RNLI Largs and Tighnabruaich lifeboats together with Coastguard Rescue Teams and Helicopter in addition to Police Officers and Helicopter.

While the search was ongoing the Police managed to trace the lost persons' car in the Colintraive area and shortly after the lost people themselves; they were brought ashore safely by the Police.

The lifeboat was back on station at 23:25 hrs.

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20/08 - Incident at Gourock (Tues 24th Mar at 16:08 hrs)

Information withheld.

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20/07 - Body Found on Beach - Kilcreggan (Tues 24th Mar at 11:27 hrs)

The lifeboat launched at 11:27 hrs to assist Police and HM Coastguard with the recovery of a body found on the beach at Kilcreggan.

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DETAILS OF PAST LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES

2020 Launches
Launch details to date
2019 Launches
Launches - 63
Cancelled - 6

2018 Launches
Launches - 30
Cancelled - 5
2017 Launches
Launches - 36
Cancelled - 1
2016 Launches
Launches - 37
Cancelled - 2
2015 Launches
Launches - 30
2014 Launches
Launches - 38
2013 Launches
Launches - 43
2012 Launches
Launches - 22
Cancelled - 8
2011 Launches
Launches - 33
Cancelled - 8
2010 Launches
Launches 35
Cancelled - 11
2009 Launches
Launches - 38
Cancelled - 8
2008 Launches
Launches - 34
Cancelled - 11
2007 Launches
Launches - 45
Cancelled - 6
2006 Launches
Launches 23 - 34
Cancelled - 10
Notable Launches
Effective or hazardous launches
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