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Motor Boat broken down

Date: Friday 13 August 2021

Location: 1 mile East of Porthoustock , Falmouth Bay

Weather: SW 3, Slight Sea and Swell, Good Visibility, Partly Cloudy

Inshore lifeboat: (Proceeded 18:16 / Returned 19:25) – Nick Head (Helmsman), Tamsin Mulcahy, Andy Edwards, Jack Williams


At 18:03 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist a 4.5m Motor Boat with two people on board which was reported being broken down 1 mile East of Porthoustock.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from its slipway at 18:16 and having rounded Pendennis Point headed across Falmouth Bay arriving on scene at 18:30. A tow line was passed to the boat and at 18:35 the tow back to Gillan Creek commenced. The boat was safely placed on its mooring at 19:06 and the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered on to its slipway at 19:25 where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 19:45.

The boat had been on a fishing trip when its engine had failed. The Coastguard had put out a broadcast to any other vessels in the area to assist, but when none came forward the decision was made to launch the Inshore Lifeboat to assist.

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