St Ives and Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboats assist single-handed catamaran
The St.Ives All Weather Lifeboat Nora Stachura was requested to launch by Falmouth Coastguard at 7.35pm on Friday 10th March.
When the Sennen Cove lifeboat arrived on scene they took the catamaran under tow and decided
The St Ives lifeboat was launched with deputy second coxswain Robin Langford at the helm
The wind was gusting to 33 knots and with an ebbing tide it took just over 90 minutes to tow
The St Ives lifeboat returned to station at 10.40pm for a wash down before being re-housed and
Notes to editors
Attached photos show the lifeboat launching, and the casualty vessel. Credit Alban Roinard/RNLI
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