An Early Start to the Day for The Lizard Lifeboat Crew.
An early start and a very long day for the crew of The Lizard Lifeboat as their pagers sounded a 04.07am on Monday 21st June 2021.
With 2 people on board the vessel had lost the use of its rudder and mainsail and were drifting precariously. Fishing Protection vessel “Ocean Osprey” was 6 nautical miles away from the yacht and proceeded to its position to standby until the lifeboat arrived over an hour later.
Thank you to Jeffrey Tuckerman who captured fabulous shots of RNLB Rose and her crew at work during this service launch. Jeffrey was on watch on the vessel 6 miles south of the yacht when they called their mayday. These pictures really show how poor the sea conditions were.
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.