Report of yacht taking on water
Saturday 30 July 2016
Location: Penryn River between Greenbank & Coastlines
Weather: NW 3, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods
Inshore lifeboat (Launched 17:46 / Returned 18:26) – Diane Bush (Helmsman), Jonathan Jeeves, Jamie Wakefield
At 17:43 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to investigate reports of a boat taking on water between Greenbank Quay and Coastlines Wharf. The lifeboat crew were at the lifeboat station having just returned from the previous service.
The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 17:46 and arrived on scene at 17:53. It was soon established that the yacht was unmanned and appeared to have been taking on water over a long period. Having obtained details to allow the Coastguard to contact the owner at 18:15 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.
The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 18:26 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 18:40.