Breakfast time service launch for The Lizard RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew were paged at 8am on Friday 25th February to go to the assistance of a 10m fishing vessel that had lost all engine power and was drifting in a position of seven nautical miles south south east of the lifeboat station.

RNLI/Lyndsay Bray

Shore crew preparing for rehousing
RNLB Rose launched at 08.19am and arrived on scene at 08.40am. With two people on board it was soon ascertained that power could not be restored and a tow was deemed necessary to assist the casualties. Sea conditions on scene were described as lumpy with a slight swell.

On route to Newlyn, colleagues at Penlee Lifeboat launched their all weather lifeboat and the tow was safely transferred for the remainder of the journey. RNLB Rose was then able to return to the station arriving at 11.30am, where she was rehoused, refuelled and made ready for service at 11.50am.

RNLI/Lyndsay Bray

Rehousing the service launch to a 10m fishing vessel in need of assistance.

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