Motor Boat Ribbon with engine failure

Date: Sunday 10 June 2018

Location: Between Trefusis and Penarrow Points

Weather: E 2, Slight Sea and No Swell, Fair Visibility, Overcast

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 13:56 / Released 14:22) – Elliot Holman (Helmsman), Jamie Connoly, Tamsin Mulcahy


At 13:36 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist the 4.5m Motor Boat Ribbon with two persons on board which had suffered engine failure along the foreshore between Trefusis Point and Penarrow Point.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 13:56 and arrived on scene at 13:56. Another local boat was already assisting the vessel so the Inshore Lifeboat took over the tow and took the boat back to the Grove Place Dinghy Park where it was safely moored at 14:22. The Inshore Lifeboat was then released to join the All Weather Lifeboat in supporting the annual RNLI Castle to Castle Swim.