Yacht Jin Six with rudder failure

Date: Saturday 31 March 2018

Location: Off West Narrow Buoy, Carrick Roads

Weather: NW 5, Slight Sea and Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast

Inshore lifeboat: (Retasked 15:49 / Returned 16:53) – Thomas Telford (Helmsman), Claire Angove, Adam West


At 15:49 Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat was returning from a previous tasking when Falmouth Coastguard requested they proceed to assist the 9m Yacht Jin Six with two persons on board which had issued a Mayday call after its rudder had failed and its skipper was concerned it would drift onto the rocks.

The Inshore Lifeboat arrived on scene at 15:51 and took the yacht in tow. It was taken to the Port Pendennis Marina where it was safely secured at 16:41, the Inshore Lifeboat being released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 16:53 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 17:10.

The yacht had being sailing in the Carrick Roads when its rudder had failed. Luckily the Inshore Lifeboat was less than a mile away at the time so arrived on scene with in a couple of minutes to assist.