Yacht requiring assistance

Date: Saturday 7 September 2019

Location: 2 miles SSE of Zone Point

Weather: NW 1, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Clear Sky

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 22:38 / Returned 00:34) – Elliot Holman  (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Nick Head, Jemima Henstridge-Blows

Details:

At 22:29 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist a 10m Yacht with one person on board which had suffered engine failure and was becalmed 2 miles SSE of Zone Point.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 22:38 and arrived on scene with the yacht at 22:51. A crew member was placed on board the yacht to assist in setting up the tow. The yacht was under tow by 23:02 and was taken into the Percuil River where it was safely placed on its mooring at 00:16. The Inshore Lifeboat was then released to return to station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 00:34 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 00:50.

This service took place less than twelve hours after the official naming of the stations new Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat “Robina Nixon Chard”. This was the twelfth service call that the new Inshore Lifeboat has carried out since its arrival in Falmouth.