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£1M fund helps Falmouth RNLI volunteers learn lifesaving skills

Three new volunteers for Falmouth RNLI lifeboats have received training at the RNLI College in Poole. Joshua Williams, aged 27 years, Jamie Connoly, 29, and James Wakefield, 26, all completed the charity’s Trainee Crew Course thanks to funding provided by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

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Capsized kayaker in difficulty rescued by Falmouth’s RNLI lifeboats

The pagers alerted the volunteer crew to this action at 3.40pm on Sunday 22 May. Ten minutes later both boats were on their way to the incident, which involved a kayaker who had capsized and was in difficulty.

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‘Action Nan’ arrives at Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station

Pat Smith, known to most people as Action Nan because of her previous exploits, arrived at Falmouth lifeboat station last evening at 4:50pm as part of her round Cornwall trek to attempt to raise £10,000 for the RNLI.

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Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 17-19 June

The RNLI is the official charity of the Festival and, since it started in 2004, has raised more than £50,000 for Falmouth RNLI. Don’t miss it!

Falmouth RNLI Sea Safety Team hold a safety event in Penryn

On Saturday the 12th of March a sea safety event was held in Macsalvors yacht chandlers in Commercial Road, Penryn. The event was a great success due mainly to the enthusiasm of the teams from the RNLI, Coastguard and Fire and rescue Services.

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Motor sailor in trouble brought to safety by Falmouth all-weather lifeboat

Falmouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted to the fact that Little Auk (an 8.5 metre motor sailer) was in trouble by their pagers being activated at 10:20pm last night. By 10:31pm the all-weather lifeboat was on its way to her last known position, which was 5 miles to the east of St Anthony lighthouse.

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Two persons rescued from a rising tide by the Falmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat

At 12:34pm (Sunday 6 March), resulting from a 999 call to the coastguard, Falmouth’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew were tasked to go to the aid of two people cut off by the tide at the entrance to the Helford River.

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Falmouth RNLI lifeboat crew enhanced by the Addition of two newly qualified Coxswains

Dave Nicoll and Andy Jenkin have been passed out by Tom Mansell (Divisional Operations Manager) as fully qualified coxswains of Falmouth’s all-weather Severn class lifeboat.

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Falmouth RNLI Shop

The shop is now closed for the rest of January and February except for half term week – Monday 15 to Saturday 20 February 10am-4pm.

The shop will reopen for for the rest of the year on Monday 29 February 2016 at the normal opening times below.

For more information about the shop click here: Falmouth RNLI Shop

Falmouth Lifeboat Station visits

For information about visits click here: Station visits



Launches so far this year: 24

All-weather 6 and inshore 18

Forthcoming Event

Cream Teas on the Lawn in Mylor Churchtown
Saturday June 11th, 2-5 pm
More information here

Current position of Falmouth’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

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