St Ives RNLI launches to speedboat with engine failure
It was a busy evening in St Ives on Saturday (3 August) and as most were getting ready for dinners and drinks, the volunteer crews pagers sounded at 7.46pm and they responded.
Jonathan Harvey, the Helm, launched our inshore lifeboat with volunteer crew Ian Timms and Daisy Jarvis. The crew had reports of a broken down speedboat in the Bamaluz area.
The crew immediately made their way to the location. On arrival the crew firstly checked that all three persons onboard were safe and well, the crew were also glad to see that the vessel was moored up with anchoring and all persons were wearing lifejackets.
The crew put the vessel under tow and took them back to their starting location, which was Hayle, and then got them safely onto the slipway - no injuries or casualties to report.
Jonathan Harvey, Helm, said:
'We were pleased to see that the potential casualties had lifejackets on and that their vessel was moored up with anchoring, as this isn’t always the case. No matter how experienced you are on the sea you can get caught out.
'Ensuring you have the relevant safety measures in place should you experience any issue is key. It's also worth checking out the RNLI website where we have detailed safety information available for anyone wishing to go afloat in any vessel.'
Notes to editors
- Photo - RNLI volunteer crew and the speedboat – Credit James Tanner
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