St Ives RNLI Launch to 10.9 metre Ketch with engine failure

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.11pm this afternoon, the pagers sounded - Falmouth Coastguard needed St Ives All Weather Lifeboat to assist a ketch in distress.

All weather lifeboat launchin

RNLI/Niki Brooks

The volunteer crew quickly launched on service, and began to make their way to the vessel.

North West of Pendeen Lighthouse, the crew located the 10.9 metre ketch. The vessel was experiencing engine issues that they had been unable to resolve.

The crew quickly put the vessel under tow, and brought her back to St Ives where she made anchor in the bay, a mechanic was then arranged to attend the vessel to repair.

The crew then returned to the station.

Ketch under tow

RNLI/Niki Brooks

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