The Lizard lifeboat launches to assist a vessel with an engine fire

Lifeboats News Release

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service at 11.10am on Friday 3 June to assist a small vessel five miles east of The Lizard

RNLI/Lyndsay Bray

Launching on Service
With reports of an engine fire and smoke issuing from the 7 metre vessel our crew arrived on scene at 11.25am following a prompt launch. The single occupant had already safely evacuated the vessel and was aboard another vessel who along with others had responded to a Mayday relay call. Thankfully the casualty was not in need of any medical attention.

Under the command of Coxswain Dan Atkinson, two lifeboat crew members went aboard the vessel and confirmed that a fire had occurred in the engine area and the hull of the vessel was hot. At this stage they disembarked and got back on RNLB Rose to await further instructions.

Falmouth Coastguard requested the assistance of the Fire and Rescue service who upon arrival, inspected the vessel and deemed it fit to be recovered. The Coxswain assessed the situation prior to towing the vessel back to the nearest and safest port, arriving in Falmouth shortly before 3.30pm.

RNLB Rose arrived back at her station at Kilcobben Cove for recovery and refuelling and was back on service by 5pm.

Louise Jones

Arriving in Falmouth

Louise Jones

Louise Jones

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