St Ives Launch to 43 ft Fairline Targa with lost power
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.
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.
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.