St Ives Launch to 43 ft Fairline Targa with lost power

Lifeboats News Release

The pagers sounded at 10.11am this morning, and our volunteer crew quickly responded. Falmouth Coastguard had received reports directly from the vessel that they had lost power.

Stacey Hudson

All weather lifeboat leaving St Ives Harbour

Rob Cocking, Coxswain launched the all weather lifeboat with Robin Langford, Mechanic and volunteer crew Sue Antcliff, Nick Phillips, Ian Timms and Tim Antcliff.

The crew quickly made there way to the reported location and identified the 43ft Fairline Targa, which was 3 miles north of Gurnards Head.

The crew assessed the situation, and quickly organised the attachment of a tow and proceeded to make their way back to St Ives with the vessel securely under tow with the all weather lifeboat.

The crew then proceeded to put the vessel on the outside RNLI mooring so that the vessel can organise the appropriate repairs.

The crew then recovered the lifeboat, and have readied it again for service.

RNLI/Robin Langford

Back of all weather lifeboat with vessel in the distance

RNLI/Robin Langford

Vessel under tow

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