Rigid Inflatable with engine failure

Crew: Sandy Procter (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Jonathan Hackwell
Location: Falmouth Bay
Shout Date: 08/08/2015 – 21:41
Weather:WSW 2, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Clear Periods

At 21:34 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist a 5m Rigid Inflatable with two persons on board which had suffered engine failure 1.5 miles SSW of Pendennis Point.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 21:41 and having rounded Pendennis Point headed across Falmouth Bay arriving on scene at 21:47. The boat was taken in tow back into Falmouth and was taken up the Penryn River where it was secured on the pontoons at Penryn Bridge at 22:40, the Inshore Lifeboat then being released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 22:54 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 23:05.

The rigid inflatable had been crossing Falmouth Bay heading for Penryn when its engine had failed, so had contacted the coastguard for assistance.