So far in 2014 our lifeboats have launched on 69 occasions (ALB 29, ILB 37 & BB 3)
[In 2013 the total was 87 and in 2012 we launched 81 times]
Last launch: Sunday 17 August - 4.50pm : Inshore Lifeboat launched to assist a rigid inflatable broken down off St Anthony Lighthouse. When boat managed to restart its engine the Inshore Lifeboat was diverted to the yacht Peerless II which was caught on a lobster pot marker off Gull Rock.
ALB service to the 11 meter fishing boat Morel Margh on Monday 21 July
Morel Margh under tow on Monday 21 July
LATEST NEWS: Fishing vessel taking on water rescued by Falmouth all-weather lifeboat
The RNLI all-weather lifeboat and its volunteer crew were paged by the coastguard this morning at 6:25 am to go to the assistance of the 11 meter fishing boat Morel Margh some 3 miles to the south east of Anthony Light. She had reported a leak in her engine room and feared she might sink.
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.