Busy day for coastguards of Essex coast

The lifeboat was called to assist

The lifeboat was called to assist - Credit: Archant

Coastguards dealt with a number of incidents yesterday, including evacuating a sick crew member from a vessel off the coast at Walton-on-the-Naze.

At 1.50pm the Trinovante requested radio medical advice for crew member. The vessel was connected to Queen Alexandra Hospital and the decision was made to evacuate the casualty to shore, via the RNLI Walton and Frinton Lifeboat.

The casualty was assisted by Walton Coastguard Rescue Team and assessed by Essex ambulance.

A short while earlier at 12.46pm, a 999 call was received from an 18 foot speed boat with two adults and two children on board that had run out of fuel off Point Clear, Clacton.

The RNLI Clacton Lifeboat was able to transfer fuel to the vessel which it then escorted back to the shore. Here they were met by Clacton Coastguard Rescue Team and given safety advice.

Then around 2.55pm another call was received from the 23ft acht Nomadic with two people on board, which had broken down in Hamford Water close to Walton-on-the-Naze.

Another vessel assisted them back to Titchmarsh Marina where they were met by Walton Coastguard Rescue Team.