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RNLI St Ives assist vessel with power failure

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI St Ives launched to the aid of a vessel with total power failure.

RNLI/Russell Bush

It was 6:35pm on Saturday 27 August when the St Ives Lifeboat crew launched the All Weather Lifeboat, Nora Stachura, on service.

Launching at the request of Falmouth Coastguard they went to assist a sailing vessel that had had total power failure in the Godrevy area.

With Coxswain Robert Cocking at the helm, our volunteer crew quickly made their way to the Godrevy area to locate the vessel.

Once the vessel had been found, they towed the 26ft yacht back to safety of one of the visitor moorings in St Ives.

The All Weather Lifeboat was placed on its mooring and will be recovered tomorrow.

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