The Lizard Lifeboat called to assist motor cruiser stranded off Lizard Point
The Lizard Lifeboat was launched shortly before lunchtime on Sunday 8th May to go to the assistance of a 42ft motor cruiser two miles south of Lizard Point.
The casualty had suffered a fuel contamination and was also one engine down. Under the command of Second Coxswain Dan Atkinson the lifeboat safely towed the cruiser into Falmouth and was back at the station, ready for service by 4.30pm.
Weather and conditions on scene was described as, Wind: North Easterly Force 4-5, Visibility: Good, Sea State: Slight with a moderate swell.
Lifeboat crew members for the service were Second Coxswain Dan Atkinson, Assistant Mechanic Nick Tattersall, Steve Tattersall, Mike Painton, Sam James and Adam Weston.
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