Motor Boat Vorste requesting assistance

Crew: Neil Capper (Helmsman), Jonathan Hackwell, Nick Head
Location: Falmouth Inner Harbour
Shout Date: 17/07/2015 – 00:05
Weather:S 2, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast

At 23:56 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist the Motor Boat Vorste on a visitors mooring in Falmouth Inner Harbour following a call from the skipper reporting that a nearby catamaran was in danger of causing damage to the vessel.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 00:05 and headed up the harbour arriving on scene at 00:10. Having assessed the situation it was decided to tow the motor boat to a nearby mooring to alleviate the problem. The boat was safely secured to the new mooring by 01:20 with the inshore lifeboat then being released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 01:25 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 01:35.

The skipper of the motor boat had been concerned that the anchor on the bow of the catamaran would cause structural damage to his vessel. He had tried to contact the harbour office with no success so had contacted the coastguard to request assistance