Speed Boat Baby go Back broken down

Date: Monday 19 June 2017

Location: Sunny Corner, near Pennance Point

Weather: Variable 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 20:35 / Returned 21:30) – Claire Angove (Helmsman), Jonathan Hackwell, Adam West


At 20:27 Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat to assist the 6.5m Speed Boat Baby go Back with four people and a dog on board which had broken down off Pennance Point.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 20:35 and having rounded Pendennis Point headed across the bay arriving off Sunny Corner near Pennance Point at 20:41. Three of the occupants were transferred to the Inshore Lifeboat before a line was passed to the boat and at 20:47 the tow back into Falmouth commenced. The boat was towed to the Gove Place Dinghy Park where it was safely moored alongside the waiting pontoon at 21:20 before then being released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 21:30 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 21:45.

The speed boats engine had failed and with no other boats in the area the Coastguard had requested the assistance of the lifeboat.