Yacht Nokomis on lee shore

Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017

Location: Off Rosemullion Head

Weather: SE 3, Moderate Sea and Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 13:41 / Returned 14:45) – Claire Angove (Helmsman), Jamie Wakefield, Josh Williams


At 13:34 Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat following a call from the 8m Yacht Nokomis with five people on board reporting that it had suffered engine failure in Falmouth Bay and was in danger of being blown ashore.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 13:41 and arrived on scene off Rosemullion Head at 13:52. The yacht had its sails up but was struggling to make headway against the prevailing wind. A tow line was passed to the yacht and it was towed clear of the shore before being released to continue its passage towards St Mawes. The Inshore Lifeboat returned to try and recover the yachts dinghy but this had sunk so at 14:25 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 14:45 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 15:00