Concern for well-being of person on yacht Lenore

Date: Thursday 1 March 2018

Location: Near St Just in Roseland, Carrick Roads

Weather: E 5, Slight Sea and Moderate Swell, Fair Visibility, Partly Cloudy and Extremely Cold

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 08:05 / Returned 08:40) – Claire Angove (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Jake Ingleby

Details:

At 07:50 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following concern from a member of public about the well-being of a person living on board the 11.5m yacht Lenore which was anchored off St Just in Roseland.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 08:05 and headed up the Carrick Roads arriving on scene off St Just in Roseland at 08:15. Speaking to the yachts occupant it was established that he was safe and well. Despite the cold weather he confirmed that he had sufficient heating and food on board his yacht and was fully aware of the forecast weather so at 08:30 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 08:40 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 08:55.

The concerns had been raised when people ashore had not heard from the yachts occupant for a number of days and given the extreme cold and forecasted weather the Coastguard decided rightly that a check should be made. The occupant was very grateful for the concern that had been shown. Despite lying snow and very icy conditions the lifeboat crew had still managed to respond to their pagers and having completed the service returned to the lifeboat station for a well-earned hot drink.