Motor Boat Sandpiper broken down

Crew: Jonathan Hackwell (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Elliot Holman
Location: Carrick Roads between St Mawes and St Just
Shout Date: 22/08/2015 – 22:21
Weather: NW 2, Calm Sea and No Swell, Poor Visibility, Overcast with Showers

At 22:12 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist the 7m Motor Boat Sandpiper with two persons on board which had broken down in the Carrick Roads between St Mawes and St Just.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 22:21 and headed up the Carrick Roads. After a short search the boat was located at 22:30 in the middle of the Carrick Roads and was towed to Mylor Harbour where it was safely secured to the slipway pontoon at 22:57, the Inshore Lifeboat then being released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 23:15 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 23:00.

The motor boat had suffered a complete electrical failure preventing the use of its engine. The owner had contacted the Coastguard using his mobile phone.