Report of yacht taking on water

Saturday 30 July 2016

Location: Penryn River between Greenbank & Coastlines

Weather: NW 3, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods

Inshore lifeboat (Launched 17:46 / Returned 18:26) – Diane Bush (Helmsman), Jonathan Jeeves, Jamie Wakefield


At 17:43 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched to investigate reports of a boat taking on water between Greenbank Quay and Coastlines Wharf. The lifeboat crew were at the lifeboat station having just returned from the previous service.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 17:46 and arrived on scene at 17:53. It was soon established that the yacht was unmanned and appeared to have been taking on water over a long period. Having obtained details to allow the Coastguard to contact the owner at 18:15 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 18:26 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 18:40.