Sennen Cove inshore lifeboat aids fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Sennen Cove D class inshore lifeboat(ILB) Amy Brown launched at 7.55am on 26 April 2022 to assist a small fishing vessel approximately one mile north-north-west of Sennen Cove Harbour.

The fishing vessel with one occupant had suffered engine failure.

The D class inshore lifeboat, with Richard Brown at the helm and three of the lifeboat station’s newest RNLI volunteer crew, launched in fine conditions, reaching the casualty vessel in a few minutes.

On arrival it was found that the single occupant was safe and well.

The helm made the decision that undertaking a tow to the nearest ‘safe and suitable port’ was necessary to assist the lone fisherman.

A tow was quickly established and the vessel towed back to the safety of Sennen Cove harbour, arriving around 8.30am.

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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 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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