Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch in the early hours to stricken motor cruiser

Lifeboats News Release

The Padstow lifeboat crew launched at 1.03am this morning (6 September 2019) to reports of an 18m steel motor cruiser with engine failure 34 miles north west of Padstow.

Motor cruiser being towed by lifeboat

RNLI/Padstow lifeboat

Motor cruiser being towed

The volunteer crew arrived on scene and established a tow line with the cruiser. The lifeboat towed the motor cruiser back towards Padstow harbour at a steady rate with the incoming tide. When the tide was at the correct level the cruiser was taken safely into the inner harbour.

Padstow RNLI crew returned to the station at 10.30am after more than 9 hours at sea.

Notes to editors

Image 1

Image 2

Image 3

Credit: Padstow RNLI Lifeboat

RNLI media contacts

For more information please telephone Abigail Gough, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07460 484503 or [email protected] or Emma Haines, Regional Media Officer on 07786 668847 or [email protected] or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

Motor cruiser being towed by lifeboat in the dark

RNLI/Padstow Lifeboat

Motor cruiser under tow 34 miles north west of Padstow
Motor cruiser under tow

RNLI/Padstow Lifeboat

Motor cruiser under tow

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.