Broken down motor boat

Date: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Location: Off Gull Rock, Veryan Bay

Weather: E 1, Calm Sea and No Swell, Excellent Visibility, Clear Sky

Inshore lifeboat: (Proceeded 13:24 / Returned 14:55) – Luke Wills (Helmsman), Jack Williams, Cadan Harris, Lloyd Barron

Details:

At 13:17 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to assist a 6.5m motor boat with two persons on board which had broken down half a mile south of Gull Rock.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from its slipway at 13:24 and have rounded Zone Point headed up to the East arriving on scene at 13:45. A tow line was passed to the boat and at 13:50 the tow back to Falmouth was commenced. The motor boat was taken to the Falmouth Yacht Haven in the Falmouth Inner harbour where it was safely secured at 14:50, the Inshore Lifeboat being released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered on to its slipway at 14:55 where it was refuelled and made ready for service by 15:25.

The motor boat had suffered mechanical failure and with no other suitable vessels in the area able to provide a tow the Inshore Lifeboat was launched to assist.

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