So far in 2015 our lifeboats have launched on 23 occasions (ALB 7, ILB 16)
[In 2014 the total was 95 and in 2013 we launched 85 times]
Last launch: Wednesday 20 May 2015 - Both lifeboats were launched just after 10.45am to assist the 18m Swedish yacht Rebula once more as the it had broken free of her mooring and had drifted through the harbour before getting caught on another mooring. The lifeboats towed it back and made it secure.
18m Swedish Yacht Rebula under tow on 19 May 2015
Rebula under tow by the ALB assisted by the ILB. 9 hours at sea for the ALB crew.
LATEST NEWS: Long day for Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews assisting a yacht with sail and steering problems
Falmouth’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott launched just after 7.30am on 19 May to assist a 18 metre Swedish yacht, with two people on board, in difficulties with damaged sails and steering failure 26 miles SE of Falmouth.
Falmouth's Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott 17-29 is fitted with AIS which shows the boat's position to the Coastguard and other AIS users. You can move and change the scale of the map. Clicking the icon will bring up details of the lifeboat.