Fishing Boat Sterennyk with engine failure

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Location: 2 miles South of Pendennis Point

Weather: SW 7, moderate sea and swell, moderate visibility, overcast with rain

All-weather lifeboat (Launched 13:48 / Returned 14:35) – Carl Beardmore (Coxswain), Andy Jenkin, Neil Capper, Adam West, Derren Plaister, Jack Chuter, Josh Blakeston


At 13:37 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth all-weather lifeboat be launched to assist the 9m Fishing Boat Sterennyk which had reported suffering engine failure 2 miles South of Pendennis Point.

The all-weather lifeboat which left its pontoon berth at 13:48 and headed out into Falmouth Bay arriving on scene at 14:00. The fishing boat had managed to restart its engine so it was agreed to escort the vessel into the Fal Fish Wharf in Falmouth Docks. Once the fishing boat was safely alongside at 14:24 the all-weather lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The all-weather lifeboat was back alongside its pontoon berth at 14:35, with the lifeboat being refuelled and ready for service by 14:50.

The fishing boat which had two persons on board is believed to have suffered fuel issues which they had managed to fix by the time the lifeboat arrived on scene.