Sennen Cove RNLI volunteers launch to assist yacht.

Lifeboats News Release

The Sennen Cove all-weather lifeboat City of London III launched on Saturday 3 April following a request from HM Coastguard Falmouth after receiving a call from a yacht in difficulties, about 5 miles north west of Sennen Cove.

The RNLI volunteer crew’s pagers activated at 5.25pm requesting the launch as the casualty vessel, with 2 people on board, had broken down and was becalmed.


The lifeboat launched at 5.35pm with eight volunteer crew members under the command of Second Coxswain Dan Shannon in a calm sea with very little wind. The casualty was closer to shore than first reported so the lifeboat arrived on scene within ten minutes of launching.


The lifeboat crew then set up a tow with the yacht and commenced towing the vessel to Newlyn Harbour at 6.05pm. Steady progress was made and the yacht was safely towed into Newlyn Harbour around 8.15pm.


Once all was safe and well with the yacht and crew, the City of London III returned to Sennen Cove where she was recovered up the short slip and made ready for service by 9.35pm


Ends.



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Photos ; RNLI/Rich Castle


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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 over 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 142,200 lives.

Sennen Cove RNLI Volunteers preparing a tow

RNLI/Rich Castle

Sennen Cove RNLI Volunteers preparing a 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.

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