Here are a selection of call outs `shouts' that MIRO has responded to: Not all shouts are published 2020 Last weekend of May - sun out, lockdown lifted - 2 call outs to people cut off by the tide. Happy outcomes.
04/01/20 – Called to assist in multi-agency search for missing person.
2019 CALL-OUTS: 21st September. Tasked by Aberdeen Coastguard to go to the assistance of a rowing skiff experiencing high wind and sea conditions on passage from Findhorn to Burghead. Crew and vessel brought to Findhorn. 10 August 2019: MIRO were paged at 7:59 pm by Aberdeen Coastguard to attend a report of a boat that had lost engine power drifting onto the rocks east of Burghead. MIRO Rescue made haste to Burghead in rough seas and on arrival found the vessel had been washed onto the rocks. The crew had abandoned the vessel and sought safety in their life raft shortly before their boat ran aground. The three people were brought safely to shore by Burghead Coastguard Rescue Team. MIRO Rescue was stood down and returned to Findhorn where it was refuelled and made ready for service.
29 July 2019: MIRO were paged at 23.05 on Monday 29th July 2019 by Aberdeen Coastguard and tasked to attend a report of two people requiring assistance due to being cut off by the tide on the East bar in Nairn.Crew responded immediately and travelled through fog to Nairn where upon arrival were assisted by Nairn Coastguard. Two MIRO crew members alighted from the rescue boat onto the shore and commenced a search of the area. The casualties were located after 5 minutes and taken on board MIRO Rescue. They were then transferred onto the larger Invergordon RNLI lifeboat to help them warm up. The casualties were thereafter transferred back onto MIRO Rescue and taken into Nairn Harbour where they were met by MIRO partners Nairn Coastguard, Police Scotland and also their grateful parents. Both casualties were treated by Paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service.MIRO Rescue returned to Findhorn where she was refuelled and made ready for service shortly after 2 am.
26 July 2019: MIRO crew were paged by Aberdeen Coastguard at 17.48 to attend the report of individuals who had been cut off by the tide at Nairn. MIRO arrived on scene at the bar at Kingsteps, just to the East of Nairn, and recovered three people who were extremely cold. The casualties, who had been stranded for over 2 hours, were recovered and taken to Nairn harbour where they were met by teams from the Scottish Ambulance Service, Nairn Coastguard and Burghead Coastguard.
25 July 2019: Crew from MIRO were tasked by Aberdeen Coastguard 3 times! First call out of the day: MIROcrew called at 11.40am to attend report of a dog in the water near beach. Crew responded however were stood down as dog was recovered. Second call out of the day: MIRO crew called at 15.36 to attend report of person on a body board 1 mile off Hopeman. MIRO Rescue, RNLI Buckie and two North 58 boats attended. RNLI Buckie ensured casualty was safe and well. Third call out of the day: MIRO crew called at 18.35 to attend report of inflatable seen heading out to sea off Lochloy Caravan Beach Nairn. Crew attended and located a burst ‘Unicorn’ and a ‘Swan’ inflatable and a football 1 mile offshore. A thorough search was carried out. When nothing further was found MIRO rescue was stood down and returned to base.
23 July 2019: At 20.47 MIRO were requested by Aberdeen Coastguard to attend 4 youths on paddle boards fighting the tide in Findhorn Bay off Elderslie. All persons were accounted for after making their own way to safety. Burghead Coastguard, Nairn Coastguard and MIRO shore crew were also in attendance.
28 May 2019: HM Coastguard called MIRO to attend a report of a yacht requiring assistance approximately 3 miles north of Nairn in the Moray Firth. MIRO rescue met the RNLI Invergordon Trent Class Lifeboat ‘Douglas Aikman Smith’ who had secured a stern tow line to the 19ft vessel with two persons onboard. The tow was transferred to MIRO Rescue who ensured a safe passage up the River Nairn and then brought the vessel alongside into Nairn Harbour. MIRO Rescue was released from service by Aberdeen Coastguard and made its way back to Findhorn where shore crew made her ready for service by 11.00pm.
16 May 2019: HM Coastguard called MIRO to attend Lossiemouth west beach to assist a kayaker in difficulty. Crew assembled but were stood down prior to launch.
4 May 2019: Aberdeen Coastguard called MIRO to assist a dog in difficulty at Burghead. Crew assembled but were stood down prior to launch.
19 April 2019: MIRO were paged by Aberdeen Coastguard at 21.00 to attend incident at Burghead harbour where two trawlers were reported to be taking in water. On arrival at Burghead harbour, MIRO crew ensured that there was no-one on board the vessels then assisted the owners to remove valuable equipment before the boats were flooded with water. MIRO crew secured ropes to the mast of one of the vessels to assist with it’s righting. MIRO rescue was stood down and returned to base in Findhorn at 23.59.
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2018 25th November 2018. Aberdeen Coastguard requested MIRO to launch to assist two swimmers in difficulty in Findhorn Bay 8 August: Aberdeen Coastguard requested MIRO to launch and attend an overturned boat in Findhorn Bay. Two crew were helped from the water by local yachtsmen. On arrival MIRO located the boat and confirmed that crew were accounted for and safe. MIRO then assisted local yachtsmen to recover the partially submerged Shetland yole to the beach. HM Coastguard Burghead and Coastguard helicopter also in attendance.
4 August: MIRO were tasked by Aberdeen Coastguard to assist with recovery of a vessel adrift off Nairn beach. The launch of the vessel had gone wrong, resulting in the vessel going adrift and the car which was towing the vessel being stuck in the sand. Following recovery of the vessel to the beach, MIRO towed it to Nairn harbour. The car and trailer were recovered from the water by a tractor. MIRO Rescue returned to station and refuelled ready for service.
1 July 2018: 2nd call out of the day! MIRO were called to provide safety cover to a vehicle on Findhorn Bay shore,stuck with incoming tide. The vehicle was towed off the beach by tractor and MIRO returned to base.
1 July 2018: MIRO were called to assist a kayaker in difficulties in Burghead bay. The casualty was located and assessed as ok and on shore. MIRO returned to base and refuelled ready for service.
25 June 2018: 2nd call out of the day! MIRO were paged to assist a person in the water off Nairn who was not responding to calls from shore. Police Coastguard and Coastguard Helicopter 951 were also called. MIRO arrived shortly after the helicopter and stood off while the winch-man attempted a recovery. At the request of the helicopter crew, MIRO crew recovered the casualty into the boat. MIRO crew gave initial first aid for hypothermia while transiting to the beach, where the helicopter had landed to provide paramedic aid. The casualty had been in the water for approximately one hour when rescued by MIRO and required further medical attention once safely returned to shore. MIRO returned to base and refuelled ready for service. 25 June 2018: MIRO were called to assist a vessel aground on a sandbar outside Findhorn bay. On arrival a well practiced procedure was carried out by the crew. By attaching the MIRO rescue boat bow line to the casualty’s main halyard the crew were able to list the vessel enough to reduce the draft , enabling her to power off under her own steam. The crew checked the vessel for damage and then escorted her to Findhorn. The skipper of the vessel followed correct protocol throughout, informing Aberdeen Coastguard of his worsening situation. RNLI Invergordon Lifeboat were also tasked to assist. 6 June 2018: MIRO were called out by Aberdeen Coastguard to attend Hopeman East beach when it was reported that two people were in difficulty, one in the water and one stranded on rocks. Two children were winched to safety and taken ashore by a Coastguard rescue helicopter. HM Coastguard coordinated the rescue operation supported by MIRO, Burghead Coastguard Rescue Team and Buckie Lifeboat. 14 May 2018: MIRO were tasked by Aberdeen Coastguard to attend a person in difficulty in the river Nairn. Boat was launched, however, with 2 miles to go the crew were relieved to hear the person and a dog had been recovered from the water and were receiving medical care. MIRO returned to base and refuelled ready for service. 15 April 2018: MIRO attended call to rescue a cocker spaniel stuck on the sand bank. The dog was rescued by a MIRO crew member and reunited with owner. Rescue was coordinated by Aberdeen coastguard. Burghead and Lossiemouth Coastguard teams also attended. 7 April 2018: MIRO responded at 22.30 to Mayday call in the Findhorn Bay area. RNLI Buckie lifeboat searched Burghead bay. MIRO searched Findhorn bay and shore west of mouth to Nairn Old Bar, on request of Aberdeen coastguard. Shore search with spotlights also carried out. Outcome was negative and a false call was suspected. Crew were stood down at 00.30am. 3 April 2018: MIRO were paged to assist in locating a missing young person in the Covsea area. Thankfully the person was located safe and well and crew were stood down shortly after launch. 24 March 2018: MIRO were alerted to a person in distress having fallen overboard and become separated from their RIB. Once on scene the casualty was found ashore and well. MIRO then reunited them with their drifting vessel and ensured they made it home safely. Rescue was coordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard and assisted on shore by Burghead Coastguard. 11 March 2018: MIRO were called into action along with lifeboats from Buckie and Invergordon to assist a capsized skiff at the entrance to Burghead harbour. A search and rescue helicopter from Inverness attended and a rib was despatched from a nearby offshore vessel. The crew exited safely and managed to get the skiff ashore, therefore, emergency services were not required and MIRO were stood down while en-route to Burghead.
2017 Paged by coastguard on numerous occasions throughout 2017 in response to vessels and people in difficulty including:. 15 October Attended in response to call from Coastguard. Dog located by the rescue helicopter and MIRO boat crew completed a successful rescue. 23 July Call out to Burghead boat reported in difficulties 11 July Call out to Nairn 15 June Called to assist Kite Surfer 28 June Call out to assist Kayaks and boarders in difficulty at the Old Bar
2016 May 21st Attended Nairn Harbour Day. Called to assist capsized sailing boat at harbour entrance. Diverted by Aberdeen Coastguard to major incident off Findhorn Bay. Sudden squall with 60mph wind resulted in capsize of 7 boats. Working with Invergordon,& North Kessock RNLI vessels plus Coastguard Helicopter. Recovered upturned day sailer craft to Findhorn. May 23rd Called to assist with inland incident upstream in River Findhorn near A 96 Road bridge. Person reported in difficulties in River. June 5th Called by coastguard following reports of 2 persons in difficulty off Hopeman. MIRO recalled in transit when situation resolved. June 25th Paged by coastguard following reports of people cut off by rising tide near Sculptor's cave East of Hopeman. Casualties located by MIRO who then stood by to assist with rescue by small inshore craft launched from Buckie deepwater RNLI lifeboat. August 2nd Pager call at 0715hrs from Aberdeen Coastguard following reports of vessel drifting about 2nm north of Findhorn channel. Vessel located with no persons aboard. Appears to have broken from mooring. Vessel towed into Findhorn. MIRO boat refuelled and back on station by 0845hrs. September 6th Called out by coastguard following reports of persons in difficulty out on sand at inner part of Findhorn Bay. Shallow draft MIRO 2 vessel launched. Crew recalled when persons reported safely ashore. October 1st Pager call out by Coastguard at 2015hrs following reports of red distress flares seen near Hopeman. MIRO vessel launched and area search carried out in conjunction with local coastguard on shore. Nothing found. Vessel refuelled and back on station by 2250hrs. 2015 Sept 18th Called by Aberdeen Coastguard at 22 30 hrs to assist with search for missing person. Boat launched and search carried out in Findhorn bay and Findhorn North shore as far as Roseisle. MIRO stood down when missing person found ashore. Vessel refuelled and back on station 0038hrs. Sept 27th Called by Aberdeen Coastguard following reports of vessel in difficulty with engine trouble off Findhorn Bar. Boat launched 1755 hrs and area searched. MIRO boat recalled by Coastguard after missing vessel located in Burghead. MIRO boat refuelled and back on station by 1900hrs. Nov 8th Pager call by Aberdeen Coastguard following reports of 2 people cut off by tide on sandbar near Nairn. Casualties assisted ashore by Nairn mobile CG unit and MIRO vessel recalled at 1330hrs. Nov 13th Called out at 1440hrs following reports of swimmer in difficulty on west side of Findhorn Bay entrance channel. Casualty located and recovered to Findhorn Marina. Ambulance in attendance and casualty checked for hypothermia by paramedics before being taken to hospital. 2014 June 23rd Called by Police 1930 hrs to assist with search for missing person. Shoreline search carried out from Burghead to the Old Bar. Search stood down at 2130 hrs. July 1st Pager call-out by Coastguard 1745 hrs. Two persons trapped by rising tide on sandbank near Nairn. Casualties located and taken to Nairn Harbour. August 1st Called by Coastguard. Person reported in water off Nairn. Launched 0428 hrs. Arrived on scene and stood by whilst person recovered from shallow water by shore-based Coastguard and Police. Boat refuelled and back on station 0525 hrs. August 1st Called by Coastguard 2115 hrs. Two joggers cut off by tide on sandbar near Nairn. Casualties located and taken ashore where they were checked by ambulance crew. August 6th Called following reports of boat drifting at southern end of findhorn Bay. Launched 1905 hrs and boat quickly located. Area checked for possible persons in the water. No-one found. Boat recovered to pier and handed over to Coastguard shore party. September 5th Called at 2020 hrs following report of person in water off Nairn West Beach. On scene at 2050 hrs. Following systematic search, reported sighting turned out to be creel marker. Search stood down and boat back at base at 2220 hrs.
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