Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboat launches to stricken fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday afternoon 20 May HM Coastguard Falmouth requested the assistance of the Sennen Cove Tamar class lifeboat, following reports that a fishing vessel had been taking on water and had become beached at Porthcurno.

The all weather lifeboat City of London III launched at 4.45 pm, with seven crew on board. En route, the lifeboat coxswain was informed that all the crew of the stricken vessel had been accounted for, but was asked to continue to Porthcurno to assess the situation. The Land's End Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team had also been tasked to the scene.

When the lifeboat arrived at Porthcurno, it was clear that the marooned fishing vessel's crew were all safe and unharmed. The City of London III was then stood down, and made her way back to Sennen Cove

At 5.50 pm. the lifeboat was recovered up the short slip, and made ready for any future emergency.


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