Rigid Inflatable broken down

Date: Friday 16 June 2017

Location: Off Middle Point, Pendennis Headland

Weather: W 2, Calm Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 18:33 / Returned 19:15) – Neil Capper (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Adam West


At 18:27 Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat to assist a 3.5m rigid inflatable with two persons on board which called the coastguard for assistance after breaking down off Middle Point on Pendennis Headland.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 18:33 and arrived on scene at 18:35. The boat was passed a tow line and towed to the Grove Place Dinghy Park where it was safely placed on its trailer. At 19:10 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 19:15 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 19:30.

The boats outboard engine had failed as it was off Middle Point and it had drifted towards the sewage works so had requested assistance.