St Ives Launches to 36ft local vessel

Lifeboats News Release

It was a busy evening for the crew with a number of them attending inshore training at the lifeboat station this evening, and then came the call for help came at 7.19pm.

RNLI/Niki Brooks

All weather lifeboat in the harbour

Rob Cocking, Coxswain launched the all weather lifeboat with Robin Langford, Mechanic and volunteer crew Graeme Russel, Paul Le Bas, Jamie Oatham, Jack Hill and Barney Stevens.

The crew headed out of the harbour approximately 1.5 miles North of St Ives head where they quickly located the local vessel.

The vessel reported that they had lost a rudder and needed assistance back to St Ives harbour. The crew quickly organised a tow and attached it to the vessel. They then proceeded back to St Ives harbour.

On arrival to the harbour the local vessel was placed onto their mooring, and the crew and the all weather lifeboat returned to the station.

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