First launch of 2019 for The Lizard lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service shortly after midday on Monday (25 March) to go the assistance of a 25ft fishing vessel

View from fishing vessel on tow "Gemini"

RNLI/Mike Ellery

The vessel was located just off the Manacles - approximately midway between The Lizard and the port of Falmouth. With two people on board it had suffered complete engine failure and was in need of a tow. Upon arrival on scene a tow rope was attached and the vessel was taken safely in to St Mawes.

The lifeboat arrived back at the station and was ready for service if required by mid-afternoon. Grateful thanks were expressed to all involved.

Fishing vessel "Gemini"on tow. View from The Lizard Lifeboat

RNLI/Russ Craig

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