Falmouth RNLI crew have a busy start to August

The first weekend in August was a busy one for Falmouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew. The 80th launch for the lifeboats came on Sunday, with 7 shouts in August thus far.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews assist stranded schooner

Both Falmouth lifeboats were launched on Friday evening (13 July) following a report that a 28 metre gaff rigged wooden vessel had gone aground at Turnaware Point following a mechanical failure.

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Falmouth RNLI Quayside Service 2018

This year’s Quayside Service is being held on Sunday 12 August at Custom House Quay starting at 6pm. The service will be led by Reverend Andrew Stevenson and supported by the choir from the Parish Church of King Charles the Martyr. All welcome.

Falmouth RNLI crew called out to assist injured person on yacht

On Saturday 30 June, Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat and crew were requested to launch to a yacht.

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Shanty group’s donation closes Falmouth RNLI Appeal

Local shanty group Falmouth Shout presented a cheque for £1000 to the appeal during a recent appearance at the Pennycomequick public house. This donation marked the official closure of the Falmouth RNLI Appeal which exceeded its original target of £100,000 with a final total of £130,000.

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Well done girls!

Photo (left to right) crew member William Allen, Ella, Ava Rose, Clara and Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston

A big thank you to young fundraisers Ella, Ava Rose and Clara for choosing Falmouth RNLI as their charity to raise money by singing to people passing by in their street recently. The three girls, who are pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Falmouth, raised over £10 from their busking session and presented the money to Falmouth Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston at the station. They were given a tour of the lifeboats by volunteer boat guide John Davies during their visit.

Falmouth RNLI Appeal supported by local marine company

The Falmouth RNLI Appeal was the beneficiary when local company Falmouth Marine Network presented a cheque for £650 to Falmouth Lifeboat Management Group Chairman Chris Price at the company’s headquarters.

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Two shouts for Falmouth RNLI crew on Sunday 6 May

Both Falmouth’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats were tasked to respond to separate incidents on Sunday. The first shout came to attend to a boat run aground and secondly to a group cut off by the tide.

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Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat called out to reports of yacht collisions

On Saturday 5 May, Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat and crew were requested to launch to near St Anthony Lighthouse after reports of 2 yachts colliding.

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Falmouth lifeboat called out to assist with yacht taking on water in the harbour

On Saturday 28 April, Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew were requested to assist a yacht taking on water in Falmouth harbour.

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Falmouth lifeboat called out to assist in multi agency search off The Lizard

On Thursday 3 May, Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat and crew were requested to help conduct a sea search after numerous reports of flares at sea.

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Rotary Club support for Falmouth RNLI

The Rotary Club of Falmouth has donated £1200 to the Falmouth RNLI appeal and a cheque was presented recently to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston by Rotary Club President Paul Wyatt at the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteers presented with Spirit of Falmouth Award

On Wednesday 7 March, members of Falmouth Lifeboat Crew, management, fundraisers and volunteers gathered at Falmouth Council Chambers to be presented with the Spirit of Falmouth Award to recognise their work supporting the community.

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Falmouth lifeboat volunteer crew called out to two capsized dinghies

On Sunday 4 March, Falmouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew were launched to the assistance of two capsized sailing dinghies off Trefusis Point.

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Falmouth lifeboat crew launched to yacht in freezing conditions

Falmouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew were called out on the morning of Thursday 1 March to a yacht after concerns over the wellbeing of its inhabitant due to the extremely cold and snowy weather.
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Cruise Ship Ambassadors support Falmouth RNLI

A cheque for £200 was presented recently to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston by Keith Collins of the Falmouth Cruise Ship Ambassadors at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

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Two shouts in one day for Falmouth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew

The first shouts of 2018 came on Tuesday 9 January, firstly to an unattended kayak and later both boats launched to assist a yacht that had run aground on the Helford River.

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Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat volunteer crew respond to reports of a car in the water

Falmouth’s inshore lifeboat Eve Pank was launched on Sunday 3 December as part of a multi-agency response to reports of a car with two people inside in the river near the Pandora Inn, Mylor. Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team, South Western Ambulance Service, Devon & Cornwall Police and Water Rescue Units and a rescue tender from the Fire Service were also tasked to assist.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew assist ordnance disposal team dealing with an unexploded mine

Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott was launched on 29 and 30 November to assist in a multi-service operation off Maenporth beach. A suspected unexploded ordnance had been discovered and reported by local SCUBA divers and subsequently Falmouth all-weather lifeboat was tasked to assist the police and Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team, alongside the Explosives Ordnance Disposal Unit – Southern Diver Unit Team from Plymouth.  

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Falmouth RNLI appeal boosted by Ska Night Fundraiser and Falmouth Beer Festival

Two recent events in Falmouth raised over £3,800 for the Falmouth RNLI appeal. The charity’s appeal was launched in March with the aim of raising £100,000 towards the cost of alterations and improvements needed at the lifeboat station ahead of the arrival of their new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat. It has now reached over £90,000.

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Falmouth volunteer inshore lifeboat crew assist a person in a  boat stranded on rock

Falmouth’s Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat Eve Pank launched at 5.55pm on Tuesday (21 November) after Falmouth Coastguard received a report of flashing lights and shouting in the vicinity of Bar Beach on the Helford. Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team was also tasked to investigate.

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Falmouth RNLI 150th Anniversary Dinner at the Falmouth Hotel repeats history

Over 100 people, including local MP Sarah Newton, attended the dinner on Saturday 11 November to help celebrate Falmouth Lifeboat Station’s 150 years of saving lives at sea. A dinner also took place in 1867 at the same hotel to celebrate the arrival of the station’s first lifeboat, the City of Gloucester.

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