Concern for yacht aground

Date: Saturday 31 March 2018

Location: Off Falmouth Marina, Penryn River

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

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 14:34 / Retasked 15:49) – Thomas Telford (Helmsman), Claire Angove, Adam West


At 14:27 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports of a yacht aground off the Falmouth Marina in the Penryn River. Concerns had been raised for the well-being of the single occupant.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 14:34 and headed up the Penryn River arriving off the marina at 14:43. There was no sign of the yacht and after making enquiries it was found that it had refloated and headed back down the river. The Inshore Lifeboat headed back down the river and out into the harbour eventually locating the yacht Drakey off Black Rock. A crew member was placed on board the yacht to chat to the skipper to ensure all was well. As no further assistance was required the Inshore Lifeboat was released at 15:46 to return to its station.

At 15:49 the Inshore Lifeboat was retasked to another yacht which required assistance.