The Lizard lifeboat launched to assist 42 foot catamaran
The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service shortly before 6pm on Friday 28th September after receiving a report from Falmouth Coastguard of a 42ft catamaran in need of some assistance.
In a position of one nautical mile west of Lizard Point and with two people on board, the catamaran was running very low on fuel and both sailors were suffering from severe sea sickness.
Upon arrival on scene a tow rope was passed from the lifeboat and the vessel was safely towed in to Porthleven Harbour. The lifeboat returned to station, refuelled and was ready for service if required at 8.45pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.