French Yacht with engine failure

Crew: Luke Wills (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Claire Angove
Location: West Narrows Buoy, Carrick Roads
Shout Date: 10/08/2015 – 08:08
Weather:SW 1, Slight Sea and No Swell, Poor Visibility, Overcast with Heavy Rain

At 08:04 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist a 12m French Yacht with four people on board which had reported having engine failure off the West Narrows Buoy in the Carrick Roads.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 08:08 and having rounded the Docks found the yacht sailing in towards the harbour. Having arrived on scene at 08:10 the yacht was strapped alongside the Inshore Lifeboat and taken to the Falmouth Visitors Yacht Haven where it was safely secured at 08:25, the Inshore Lifeboat being then being released to return to its station at 08:32.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 08:35 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 08:50