Yacht Sirius aground

Crew: Josh Beardmore (Helmsman), Jonathan Hackwell, Thomas Telford
Location: Off Coastlines Wharf, Penryn River
Shout Date: 30/08/2015 – 11:30
Weather: NE 2, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast

At 11:23 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist the 11m Yacht Sirius that had reported being aground to the East of Coastlines Wharf in the Penryn River. The work boat from Falmouth Marina also proceeded to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 11:30 and headed up the Penryn River arriving on scene off Coastlines Wharf at 11:35. A tow line was put on board the yacht and with the help of the work boat from the marina the yacht was towed clear of the bank and into deeper water. Once the yacht had checked its engine and rudder it was able to continue on its passage, The Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station at 11:45.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 11:55 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 12:10.

The yacht Sirius which had four persons on board had just left the Falmouth Marina in the Penryn River when it miss judged the channel and ran aground on the southern bank of the river.