So far in 2014 our lifeboats have launched on 6 occasions (ALB 5 & ILB 1)
[In 2013 the total was 87 and in 2012 we launched 81 times]
Last launch: Friday 7 March - inshore lifeboat launched at 2.05pm to search the wharfs and surrounding water after concerns were raised over a crew member missing from a ship. Crew member found safely ashore about 20 minutes into the search.
View from the upper steering position onboard Falmouth's Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott approaching the Karina Theresa during the recent medivac in Falmouth Bay
Onboard the relief Severn class all-weather lifeboat, RNLB Volunteer Spirit, crewed by Falmouth lifeboat crew, facing gale force conditions during a recent delivery trip to Plymouth (see video below).
LATEST NEWS: Two callouts in quick succession for Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboats
The pagers first went off at approximately 8:15 this morning tasking the all-weather lifeboat to carry out a medivac (medical evacuation) of an injured sailor aboard the tanker Karina Theresa anchored in Falmouth Bay. The casualty had a suspected broken lower leg.
Falmouth's Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott is fitted with AIS which shows the boat's position to the Coastguard and other AIS users. You should be able to see the lifeboat's current position on the map below. You can zoom and move the map.
Falmouth Lifeboat Station visits For information about visits click here: Station visits
Falmouth RNLI face gale force winds on trip to Plymouth on Sunday 26 January:
The relief Severn class all-weather lifeboat, RNLB Volunteer Spirit, faced gale force conditions whilst being moved to Plymouth. The footage was filmed during the last few miles as the lifeboat approached Rame Head and then entered the Plymouth Sound