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Motorboat Go for Broke III broken down

Crew: Luke Wills (Helmsman), Tom Bird
Location: 1 mile SSE of Pendennis Point
Shout Date: 05/09/2015 – 19:12
Weather: NNE 3, Slight Sea and Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods

At 19:07 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following a VHF call from the 8m Motorboat Go for Broke III with five persons on board which had reported being broken down 1 mile SSE of Pendennis Point.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 19:12 and headed out into Falmouth Bay arriving on scene at 19:30. A tow line was passed to the boat and it was towed back into Falmouth where it was safely placed on its mooring off Greenbank at 20:00, the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 20:05 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 20:15.

The motor boat had suffered a complete engine failure and with no other vessels in the area able to assist the Coastguard had requested that the Inshore Lifeboat tow the vessel in before the light faded.