Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Transport written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many calls for assistance the Royal National Lifeboat Institution received on (a) Sunday 27th and (b) Monday 28th May 2007, broken down by vessel.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport

All Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) launches are reported to and co-ordinated by Her Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG).

HMCG co-ordinated the following number of incidents in which RNLI lifeboats were involved:

27 May—42 incidents;

28 May—26 incidents;

Total—68 incidents.

The following table shows the breakdown by type of vessel for 27 and 28 May:

Commercial Fishing vessel Yacht Other pleasure( 1) Other( 2) None( 3) Total
27 May 3 4 15 10 3 7 42
28 May 0 1 10 6 1 8 26
(1) Including personal water craft.

(2) Other = where not possible to determine purpose of vessel.

(3) None = where no vessels were involved.

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