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Inshore lifeboat – 31 December 2018

Inshore lifeboat – 31 December 2018

Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat was launched at 21:45 to search the Carrick Roads following reports of a Red Flare. Along with the Portscatho Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team the initial search was concentrated around St Just-in-Roseland before it was extended up to Loe Beach and Turnaware Bar. With nothing being located all units were released and the […]

Inshore lifeboat – 26 December 2018

Inshore lifeboat – 26 December 2018

Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat was launched at 15:47 to carry out a medical evacuation of a person who had fallen on the rocks at Carclase Point and was suspected to have broken their leg. The Portscatho Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team and a Paramedic were already on scene. The Inshore Lifeboat arrived on scene at 15:55 and […]

All-weather lifeboat – 18 December 2018

All-weather lifeboat – 18 December 2018

Falmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 06:29 to standby the 182m (16,257GRT) Russian Bulk Carrier Kuzma Minin which had dragged its anchor and was aground on the Gyllynvase Reef in Storm Force winds. The Pilot Boat was already on scene and tugs had been requested to attend. As conditions prevented a pilot being put […]

All-weather lifeboat – 7 December 2018

All-weather lifeboat – 7 December 2018

Falmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 21:08 to evacuate an injured 2nd officer from the 135m (7,642GRT) Container Ship Encounter in Falmouth Bay. The vessel had been on passage from Bilbao to Liverpool when the sailor had been injured when the ship had been hit by a big sea off Ushant so the vessel diverted to […]

Inshore lifeboat – 26 October 2018

Inshore lifeboat – 26 October 2018

Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat was launched at 17:13 to assist the Falmouth Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team in the recovery of a person stuck on the cliff between Gyllyngvase and Swanpool Beaches. The casualty was secured by the cliff team and was then lowered down to the rocks below where they were transferred into the Inshore Lifeboat, […]

Inshore lifeboat – 26 October 2018

Inshore lifeboat – 26 October 2018

Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat was launched at 12:22 to assist a number of paddleboards and kayaks believed to be in difficulties off Maenporth Beach. Once on scene it was confirmed that a nearby Rigid Inflatable was assisting the casualties but there were concerns that other people could be missing. By 12:52 it was confirmed that everyone was […]

All-weather and inshore lifeboats & boar

All-weather and inshore lifeboats & boarding boat – 13 October 2018

Falmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 19:35 to assist 24m French Fishing Trawler Alf 6 miles SSE of Lizard Point. The Lizard Lifeboat had launched earlier in the day to assist the vessel which had broken down 30 miles South of Lizard Point in severe weather conditions. The Lizard lifeboat had taken the vessel in […]

All-weather lifeboat – 12 October 2018

All-weather lifeboat – 12 October 2018

Falmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 23:29 to assist with a person reported in the water at Carne Beach, Gerrans Bay in severe weather conditions. The lifeboat was released as it was passing Black Rock Buoy when it was confirmed that the person involved was safely ashore. The lifeboat returned to its station and was ready for […]

All-weather lifeboat – 10 October 2018

All-weather lifeboat – 10 October 2018

Falmouth All Weather Lifeboat was launched at 13:41 to assist the 13m Motor Cruiser Lazy Boy II which was disabled by a rope around its two propellers close to August Rock at the Entrance to the Helford River. The vessel that had three people on-board and was taken in tow and taken to the Port Pendennis […]