Yacht Piakina requiring assistance

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Location: Off Trefusis Point

Weather: W 4, Calm Sea and No Swell, Fair Visibility, Overcast with Showers

Inshore lifeboat (Launched 12:53 / Returned 13:28) – Diane Bush (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Jonathan Hackwell


At 12:48 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following a call from the 9m yacht Piakina reporting it had engine failure and was in danger of being blown onto Trefusis Point.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 12:53 and arrived on scene at 12:55. A towline was passed to the yacht and it was towed into the Falmouth Inner Harbour anchorage where it was safely anchored by 13:21, the Inshore Lifeboat being released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 13:28 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 13:40.

The yacht had lost engine power and with the westerly winds was on a lee shore so had requested assistance.