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The Lizard RNLI lifeboat launched to assist Newlyn fishing vessel

Lifeboats News Release

Our crew were paged at 6.47pm on Sunday 24th September, to go to the assistance of a Newlyn based fishing vessel approximately six nautical miles south of Lizard Point.

RNLI/The Lizard

Proceeding to the casualty
With five people on board the vessel was making way with engine power but was experiencing intermittent failure of auxiliary power to her steering and navigation.

Sea conditions at the time of launching were described as uncomfortable with RNLB Rose heading out to sea accompanied by a strong southerly wind.

Under the command of Second Coxswain Darren Thirlaway, RNLB Rose safely arrived on scene at 7.28pm where the lifeboat proceeded to escort the vessel in to Newlyn Harbour arriving there at 9.44pm.

Once ensuring the vessel was safely secured in the harbour, RNLB Rose made her way back to the station where upon her arrival shortly before 11pm, she was rehoused and made ready for service again when required.

RNLI/The Lizard

Arriving in Newlyn Harbour

RNLI/The Lizard

Safe in Newlyn Harbour

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