Appledore RNLI Water Safety Team

providing safety advice to all water users and working with local schools and organisations providing free education to children of all ages.

Operating as usual

24/08/2021

🔊 “It’s time now for the #ShippingForecast, issued by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 1 0 double 0 on Tuesday 24 August. The general synopsis this morning – we started our service 154 years ago today…” 📻

Happy Birthday to the iconic Shipping Forecast! 🎈

Get set for a voyage of discovery… did you know? 💭

The Shipping Forecast – produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on our behalf – is broadcast 4 times a day with people tuning in from all over the world. 🌏🌍🌎

It first evolved in 1861 when Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy introduced a warning for ships following the Royal Charter tragedy in 1859, and was officially published in newspapers on 24th August 1867.

Since then, the crucial service has helped mariners sail on the right side of safety in our waters, with guidance on wind speed, sea state, ice, visibility and much more for smooth sailing in our busy shipping lanes and sea ways. The service is a lifeline for the maritime industry, particularly for those like commercial fishers – the most dangerous industry in the world.

As well as providing a maritime safety service, it’s probably fair to say, the forecast is a treasured national institution and intrinsic part of the fabric of British life inspiring poets from #SeamusHeaney to rock bands #RadioHead and Britpop icons #Blur.

What does the Shipping Forecast mean to you? ⚓️

#ShippingNews #ShippingForecastAnniversary #MetOffice #BBC

24/07/2021

Please make sure that your craft and equipment is properly labelled and that if you lose it, you report it as missing.

The Coastguard has been dealing with multiple reports across the south coast today involving small personal craft such as paddleboards, inflatables and canoes which have drifted out to sea following the overnight weather or drifted off the beach. We have to investigate each of these reports and in some cases will send search and rescue resources if we suspect that people could have fallen from small craft and be in the water.

It’s really important that you label kayaks, canoes, paddles, paddleboards, inflatables, etc so that if they are reported as having blown out to sea, we can get in contact with you to ensure that you are OK. If we do find equipment such as this, we have to assume the worst and may launch a time-consuming and costly search and rescue incident needlessly. You can write on your equipment with a waterproof pen, or we provide free waterproof labels which you can order here:

https://bit.ly/3eSVUXM

Yesterday evening RNLI Lifeboats at Burnham-on-Sea, Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team and a Coastguard helicopter searched the coast and sea off Brean Beach, near Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, after an inflatable kayak was found drifting out to sea without a paddle. A couple had seen people going out to sea in the kayak earlier and, fearing the worst, called the Coastguard. The search was launched at around 6.30 pm last night, but no sign was found of any missing people and no report was made so the search was terminated. The kayak has still not been reported as missing.

Incidents such as these can quickly be resolved without taking potentially life-saving search and rescue resources away from other incidents.

18/07/2021

If you’re at the coast or beach today - please be watchful of the hidden and unexpected dangers.

We’re currently coordinating the response to a multitude of incidents across the beaches and coasts of the UK, from lost children, to swimmers and paddleboarders getting into difficulty.

When you call 999 because something’s gone wrong, we will respond as we are doing today.

All we ask is you take time to pause and take a little extra care on busy beaches and crowded coastal areas.

Julie-Anne Wood, from HM Coastguard said: “We know many of you are already at the coast and enjoying the sunshine. We love it too. We also know things sometimes go very unexpectedly wrong and we will always respond when you call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

“All we ask is that you don’t forget to think about keeping safe, things like going to lifeguarded beaches, checking tides, keeping a watchful eye on your children and your mates. Let’s make this the summer of taking home happy memories, not days we want to forget.”

#999Coastguard

17/07/2021

Seaside Safety Song 🎶 #RespectTheWater

16/07/2021

Beware! Don’t get caught out by incoming tides at the coast ☀️

25/05/2021

Not all RNLI volunteers go to sea, but all help Save Lives at Sea.

Appledore RNLI has a vacancy for a land based Water Safety Officer volunteer.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, but it’s not limited to launching a lifeboat or providing lifeguards to save lives. Every year our lifeboat crews and lifeguards save the lives of hundreds of people and rescue thousands more, whilst around 150 people die by accident in UK and Irish waters each year. Half of those who drown never intended to enter the water.

The RNLI Water Safety Team save lives by giving advice that helps people enjoy the water safely, and stops them from getting into trouble in the first place. The Water Safety Officer is a voluntary land based pivotal role involved in the design and implementation of the Community Lifesaving Plan designed to identify “at risk” groups to reduce fatalities and serious incidents by working with partners to develop specifically targeted interventions.

This is a great opportunity for someone who can be effective both within the Appledore RNLI team and on a stand-alone basis. You will need a good knowledge and experience of the local coastal and estuary environment and water based activities; have an understanding of risk management and analytical skill; be IT literate and a good communicator.

Like to know more - see: https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-water-safety-officer-445644.html?_ga=2.42323746.648839474.1621337686-1489045846.1608037515 Please apply online via the link above or phone Appledore RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager Tony Merrill on 07760423932 for an informal chat. Applications close 30th June 2021

Not all RNLI volunteers go to sea, but all help Save Lives at Sea.

Appledore RNLI has a vacancy for a land based Water Safety Officer volunteer.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, but it’s not limited to launching a lifeboat or providing lifeguards to save lives. Every year our lifeboat crews and lifeguards save the lives of hundreds of people and rescue thousands more, whilst around 150 people die by accident in UK and Irish waters each year. Half of those who drown never intended to enter the water.

The RNLI Water Safety Team save lives by giving advice that helps people enjoy the water safely, and stops them from getting into trouble in the first place. The Water Safety Officer is a voluntary land based pivotal role involved in the design and implementation of the Community Lifesaving Plan designed to identify “at risk” groups to reduce fatalities and serious incidents by working with partners to develop specifically targeted interventions.

This is a great opportunity for someone who can be effective both within the Appledore RNLI team and on a stand-alone basis. You will need a good knowledge and experience of the local coastal and estuary environment and water based activities; have an understanding of risk management and analytical skill; be IT literate and a good communicator.

Like to know more - see: https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-water-safety-officer-445644.html?_ga=2.42323746.648839474.1621337686-1489045846.1608037515 Please apply online via the link above or phone Appledore RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager Tony Merrill on 07760423932 for an informal chat. Applications close 30th June 2021

14/05/2021

Don’t drink and drown and be a statistic this summer.
Did you know that 46% of people who drown had no intention of being in the water? And that nearly half of accidental drownings take place between May and August?

Only last weekend, two teens were in trouble after a prank for social media involving alcohol and swimming went badly wrong and a 999 call meant they were rescued from the cold water. They were lucky.

Don’t let it happen to you. Avoid going near the water if you’ve had alcohol as slips, trips and falls are far more likely if you’ve had a tipple.

🍺 Never enter the water (the average UK temp is a chilly 11 degrees – about the same as a pint of beer)
🌊 Don’t walk home alone, check your mates are safe and avoid routes near water
🚨 If you fall in unexpectedly #FloatToLive
For more: https://bit.ly/2QhtAFo
#999Coastguard #alcohol #CheersToSafety #water #safety #emergency #RespectTheWater #999family #coldwaterimmersion

14/05/2021

Boat owners can safely dispose of all their out-of-date flares at one of Ocean Safety’s branches around the UK.
To find out more about our Flare Disposal Scheme please visit our website: https://bit.ly/3tPGQyY

03/05/2021

‘Mayday Mayday Mayday’ – calling all seagoers this May Day!

If you’re heading out to sea, do you know how to call for help if you need it?

For safe sailing always:

🌊 Carry the right equipment including a radio
🌊 Make sure you know how to use it
🌊 Emergency radio procedures – know what to do

For helpful information on calling for help at sea, visit the following Royal Yachting Association and RNLI pages:

👉 bit.ly/3e6vQZf
👉 bit.ly/3lsPujO

If you haven't already, catch up on our boat safety blog with top tips: bit.ly/3sW0GJ3

📸 Maritime Operations Officer in training operating Channel 16

#BoatSafety #SafetyAtSea #FishingVesselSafety #HomeAndDry

01/05/2021

Have you recently purchased a new stand-up #paddleboard (SUP)? Or maybe you’re a regular paddler? 🌊

Whatever your experience, if you’re heading out paddling this #bankholidayweekend, follow our 'SUP'er safety tips:

✅ Take a fully charged phone in a waterproof pouch 📱
✅ Buddy up - go with someone else if you can 👭
✅ Or tell someone where you're going/when you'll be back
✅ Check weather and tides. If in doubt, don’t go out ☂️
✅ Always wear a Personal Flotation Device and leash 🌊

Make sure you can reach your phone so you can call for our help if you need it - even the most experienced can get caught out. #999Coastguard

🚨 Remember, in an emergency at the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. 🚨

Visit the following link for further safety tips from our friends at the RNLI: bit.ly/3vqBET2

Go Paddling
British Stand Up Paddle Association
RNLI
British Canoeing

#Paddleboarding #SUP #Paddle #Safety #BeCoastSafe #BeWaterAware #RespectTheWater #StandUpPaddleboarding

24/04/2021
26/03/2021

Easter Safety Campaign

RNLI local ambassador 04/03/2021

RNLI local ambassador

Do you have a business near the coast? If so, you could help save lives by promoting some of our key water safety messages :-)

With the road map out of lockdown publicized and everyone really excited at the prospect of being out and about, the RNLI are expecting a very busy and probably early start to the Summer!

The local ambassador scheme is designed to allow businesses to informally deliver safety messaging to customers and members of the public when the opportunity arises.

If you'd like to help us help save lives follow the link to register as a local ambassador:

https://rnli.org/support-us/volunteer/volunteering-opportunities/rnli-local-ambassador

RNLI local ambassador Do you have a business near the beach? If so, you could help save lives by promoting some of our key water safety messages.

01/02/2021

Are you involved in the pleasure boating industry or are you a pleasure boat owner? If so from today you can have your say on the long-term future arrangements for the safe disposal of time expired pyrotechnics (flares) from the pleasure boat sector.

The proposal being put forward by the MCA is for an industry-led, self-regulated disposal service that complies with existing legislation and offers an opportunity for small regional businesses to tailor a disposal service that meets local needs.

A consultation has today been launched lasting six weeks and is designed to help understand how and where the Government can support industry in overcoming obstacles to providing a disposal service. It will look at what scheme or schemes exist already, or which could be developed to ensure that boat-owners have access to a trustworthy and reliable range of options allowing them to dispose of their flares safely.

Director of HM Coastguard Claire Hughes said: “Marine pyrotechnics have traditionally been a vital means of raising the alarm for mariners when they have run into difficulty or have an emergency at sea.

“These devices must be safely and responsibly disposed of when expired or damaged. Irresponsible disposal or abandonment of flares is illegal and such action could lead to damage to the marine environment, people, equipment or property.”

To read more click here: https://maritimecoastguard.blogspot.com/2021/02/consultation-on-safe-disposal-of-marine.html

#PleasureBoating #Safety

31/01/2021

We received a 999 call at 8.10pm yesterday (January 30) reporting a number of people on the sea wall watching an incoming storm at Chesil Beach on the Isle of Portland in Dorset.

The Portland Bill Coastguard Rescue Team attended to provide safety advice and to usher people from the area. While at the scene three members of the coastguard team were injured due to being hit by a large freak wave. One volunteer suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital by the South West Ambulance Service for treatment.

We would urge people to think carefully about the risks they take and be extremely careful during bad weather – piers, rocks, harbours and the water’s edge are not safe places to be. If you see anyone in trouble call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

#safety #999Coastguard

23/01/2021

📸: Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team took this image at Slapton Sands earlier this week...

Not sure what you’re looking at? 🤔 That’s why you should always take extra care – military ordnance comes in different shapes and sizes and isn’t always easy to spot.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team on scene confirmed that the objects could have been from the Second World War and carried out detonation, along with the discovery of two other objects. Thankfully, someone did the right thing by calling 999 Coastguard so our expert teams could investigate. And if you’re wondering, our team used their radio in the photos, to help the EOD team assess the size of the object.

It’s common to find all types of objects after storms like #StormChristoph - our coastguard teams have been called out a few times around the coast to investigate reports of suspicious or out of the ordinary objects this week. Most are harmless, but as well as unexploded military ordnance, military flares and discarded marine flares can wash up on the shore too.

Because these items can be so dangerous, please be careful. If you’re unsure about an object, do not touch it, move it or take it home. Let the experts decide if it's safe. Move to a safe spot and call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

And remember, follow your nation’s guidance at all times and take extra care at the coast. #999Coastguard

06/01/2021

Trinity House

If you're at home with children and you could do with some ship-sized help, then perhaps our #education resources are just the thing!

With a mix of #lighthouses, ships, #geography and jobs, it's a great way to learn about our #maritime nation.

www.trinityhouse.co.uk/bananas

30/12/2020
28/12/2020

Wise words please follow the advice :)

With all the bad weather that we are currently facing we thought we'd share this with you.

If you find anything on the beach that you think might be dangerous dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Please do NOT pick up or remove the item leave in place and await the arrival of a coastguard rescue team.

Remember if you see anyone in trouble on the coast or in the estuaries dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard #knowwhotocall #think999coastguard

26/12/2020

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Beach walks are refreshing, but what if the next wave comes in further than expected?

Our seas are more powerful than you can imagine. Big waves and stormy seas can easily catch you out, so #BeCoastSafe:

🌊 Keep your children close and waves at a distance 🧒
🌊 Don’t take risks for the perfect photo – stay well back from surging waves 🤳
🌊 Be your dogs' best friend – keep them away from choppy seas and please don’t attempt to rescue them from the sea 🐶
🌊 Know the dangers 👀
🌊 Take a phone 📱
🌊 Make it home 🏠

In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

#999Coastguard

20/12/2020

Appledore RNLI Water Safety Team's cover photo

20/12/2020

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Clifftop views are amazing, but what if that cliff isn’t as sturdy as it looks? #BeCoastSafe this winter:

🌊 Check tide times and weather before heading out
⛈ Don’t get caught out by fading light, low temperatures or bad weather
⛰ Beware of sheer drops, eroding edges, falling rocks
🤳 Take pictures at a safe distance
🐶 Keep your dog on a lead
👀 Know the dangers
📱 Take a phone
🏠 Make it home

In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard. #999Coastguard

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