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28th September 2018

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIST 42ft CATAMARAN

 
The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service shortly before 6pm on Friday 28th September after receiving a report from Falmouth Coastguard of a 42ft catamaran in need of some assistance. In a position of 1 nautical mile west of Lizard Point and with two people on board, the catamaran was running very low on fuel and both sailors were suffering from severe sea sickness.

Upon arrival on scene a tow rope was passed from the lifeboat and the vessel was safely towed in to Porthleven Harbour. The lifeboat returned to station, refuelled and was ready for service if required at 8.45pm.

Credit Geoff Squibb for the photographs of The Lizard Lifeboat arriving at and then leaving Porthleven harbour.

 

 

 2nd September 2018

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED
TO ANSWER A DISTRESS SIGNAL

The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 6.30pm on Sunday 2nd September. Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch in response to an alert button having been pressed on a hand held VHF radio signalling that there may be a vessel in distress.

The signal was detected in the area of Lizard Point so following the launch, the smaller Y-Boat was also deployed and a thorough search was carried out from the station at Kilcobben Cove to Kynance Cove. No casualty or vessel was detected.
On this occasion this was deemed to be an accidental and unintentional call for assistance. With Mullion Coastguards also in attendance both services were stood down and the lifeboat returned to station at 7.40pm.

Photograph Lyndsay Bray

 

 

22nd August 2018

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES
TWICE IN ONE DAY

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 9am on Tuesday 21st August after a member of the public reported seeing a life raft partially submerged between rocks in the area of Caerthillian Cove, The Lizard.
Upon arrival on scene the lifeboat deployed its smaller Y boat to enable a closer and in depth search of the area. Mullion Coastguards were also in attendance. After an extensive search no casualty was sighted and the crew returned to station. The life raft remains where it was sighted as it was tightly wedged and was unable to be released from where it was positioned.

 

The lifeboat crew received a second page that day and launched on service at around 10.30pm after Falmouth Coastguard had received a mayday call in the area of Coverack Bay. A lone yachtsman had slipped and fallen overboard his vessel and was heard calling for help. Fortunately the casualty had been wearing a VHF radio around his neck which meant he could call for immediate assistance. Another yachtsman in the area had heard the mayday call and went to assist in the search. Upon arrival on scene the casualty had been recovered from the water and was back on his own yacht. Though a little shaken the casualty was assessed by a member of the lifeboat crew and was uninjured after his ordeal.

Thank you to all involved with this incident which could so easily have had a very different outcome. A reminder to everyone that when at sea wear a life jacket, carry a VHF radio and continue to Respect the Water.

 

13TH August 2018

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES
THREE TIMES IN SIX DAYS

The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service just after 11pm on Tuesday 7th August to reports of a high risk missing person thought to be in the area of Kynance Cove, The Lizard. Mullion Coastguards and Devon and Cornwall Police had also been tasked and just prior to the lifeboat’s arrival on scene the casualty had been located. Falmouth Coastguard requested that the lifeboat stay and standby should further assistance be required. RNLB Rose and her crew returned to the station a short while later.

The lifeboat launched on service at 10.51am on Sunday 12th August to go to the assistance of a yacht just off Black Head with two people on board, one of whom had been taken ill. Upon arrival on scene at 11.10am the casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and taken to Falmouth where an ambulance was waiting. The lifeboat and her crew arrived back at the station by 1.30pm.

The crew were paged to launch on service for a second time that day shortly before 4pm to go to the assistance of a visitor to the area who was taken ill during a coasteering activity near Hot Point, near to the lifeboat station. Upon on arrival on scene the casualty was transferred to the lifeboat via the smaller Y boat .The casualty was given the care and attention required until reaching the boathouse where an ambulance was waiting. The lifeboat was ready for service if required by 4.30pm.

Photographs show:

  • The lifeboat leaving the station having just launched from Kilcobben Cove. 

Photograph Lyndsay Bray

 

13th June 2018

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES
TWICE IN 24 HOURS

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service on the morning of Sunday 10th June, to reports of an unattended kayak in the water with its paddle floating nearby in the area of Poldhu beach. Prior to the lifeboats arrival on scene, the owner of the kayak was sighted safe and well on land and the lifeboat was stood down, returning to the station a short time later. Penlee Lifeboat and Mullion Coastguards were also in attendance. Our colleagues from Penlee recovered the kayak from the sea and returned it to its waiting owner on the beach.

 


A second launch followed the following morning, Monday 11th June shortly after 7.45am when the lifeboat was required to go to the assistance of a 32 foot yacht "Fair Emma" in a position of 4 miles south of Lizard Point. With 4 people on board, the yacht had suffered from complete engine failure and with no wind was unable to sail. Upon arrival on scene the lifeboat attached a tow and the yacht was safely towed to Newlyn. The lifeboat returned to station at Kilcobben Cove arriving at 11.37am

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station 

Photographs by Burnie Nixon show:

  • The lifeboat towing the yacht “Fair Emma” to Newlyn – 11th June 2018

 

 

26th May 2018

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES ON SERVICE THREE TIMES IN FOUR DAYS

The relief Tamar class lifeboat which was on station at The Lizard launched on service shortly after 5.30pm on Friday 18th May to reports of two kayakers in difficulty between Church Cove, Gunwalloe and Poldhu beach. The Lifeboat proceeded to the scene and prior to their arrival the crew were informed by Falmouth Coastguard that the kayakers had made their own way to safety. The Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

A second launch in less than 24 hours followed on Saturday 20th May when the lifeboat launched on service shortly after 3pm to go to the assistance of an injured female on the very isolated Pentreath beach, The Lizard. Upon arrival on scene the lifeboat deployed its smaller Y boat and collected the casualty from the beach before taking her back to the station to seek medical attention on her injured hand. Mullion Coastguards were also in attendance. As to the nature of the injury and because of the remoteness of the scene it was decided that it would be safer for the casualty to be collected from the beach.

The lifeboat launched on service for a third time shortly after midnight on Monday 21st May to go to the assistance of a 9 metre yacht running very low on fuel with 3 people on board who were disorientated and of foreign nationality. With the help of other vessels in the area, the yacht was finally located in a position of 31 miles south of Lizard Point. Upon arrival on scene a tow rope was passed and the yacht was safely towed in Falmouth arriving at 8am. The lifeboat arrived back at the station at 9am to a hearty breakfast thanks to former shore crew member Sarah Legge!

After several busy days at sea for the lifeboat and her crews, we were pleased to welcome RNLB Rose back home to Kilcobben Cove on Friday 25th May after her time away undergoing routine maintenance.

Lyndsay Bray Volunteer
Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

Photographs show:

  • The lifeboat going to the assistance of an injured female at Pentreath Cove, The Lizard, 19th May. Credit Darren Lightfoot for the photograph.

  • The lifeboat having just returned to the station after 8 hours at sea, 22nd May.
    Credit Ian Harvey for the photograph.

 

 5TH January 2018

NEW YEARS DAY LAUNCH FOR THE CREW OF THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 1.15pm on Monday 1st January 2018 to reports of someone in the water off Lizard Point. The lifeboat along with the coastguard helicopter and coastguards from Mullion and Porthoustock carried out a land and sea search of the area. The casualty was located and winched from the beach via the coastguard helicopter and was taken to The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

With sea conditions described as treacherous, the crew and personnel from the lifeboat station wish to extend their thoughts with the casualty and to all who were involved in today's service.

 

Photographs show:

  • RNLB Rose
  • The crew of the coastguard helicopter

Photographs Barry Lovelock

 

 

 

 

 

26th September 2017

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES ON SERVICE
TWICE IN FOUR HOURS

A busy afternoon and evening for The Lizard Lifeboat saw them launch on service twice within the space of four hours on Monday 25th September.

The first call-out came shortly after 4pm to go to the assistance of the 33 Foot angling vessel "Madeline May" located 10 miles south of Falmouth. The vessel had broken down and was in need of a tow to Mylor, the lifeboat had returned to station by 7.45pm. No sooner had the crew returned home than the pagers went again resulting in a second launch on service shortly before 8.30pm to go to the assistance of broken down motor yacht "Antares” positioned  5 miles off Lizard Point. The yacht with 2 people on board was stricken by contaminated fuel and was unable to proceed on her passage to Plymouth. RNLB Rose towed the yacht safely into Falmouth and had returned to station by midnight.

Thanks and appreciations were paid to all involved in a busy few hours for the lifeboat, her crew and shore crew.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

Photographs by Johnny Bray show: The motor “Antares” on tow to Falmouth
 

18th September 2017

A BUSY WEEKEND FOR
THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 3pm on Friday 15th September to go the assistance of a 22 foot yacht "About Time" 3 miles off Lizard Point. Three people were on board, one of whom was suffering from severe sea sickness and was unable to travel further. The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and taken back to the station where medical assistance was waiting. The remaining two crew members on board the yacht were unable to continue with their journey so the lifeboat returned to its position and proceeded to safely tow the yacht in to Newlyn. RNLB Rose returned to her station at Kilcobben Cove at around 7.30pm that evening.

 

A second service launch followed two days later on Sunday 17th September when the lifeboat was required to launch at 4.40pm to go to the assistance of a 38 foot yacht "Gem" with three people on board. In a position of two miles off Lizard Point the yacht had suffered mechanical failure and was becalmed. The lifeboat arrived on scene and safely towed it to Falmouth arriving there at 7.40pm. Rose arrived back at the station at 8.30pm and was prepared ready for service if required.

 

 

Photographs ( by Lyndsay Bray) show:

  • The lifeboat being washed down prior to rehousing – 15.9.17
  • The lifeboat being brought back up the slip after over 3 hours at sea – 17.9.17

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

19th August 2017

LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIST 8 STRANDED VISITORS AT KYNANCE COVE

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 2.30 pm on Saturday 19th August to a report from the coastguard that 8 people were adrift in the water at Kynance Cove.

Upon arrival on scene it was ascertained that four people had managed to make it to the foot of the cliff, whilst another two had been helped to safety by 13 year old Rudy Donovan whose family run the Kynance Cove beach café. Rudy was able to help the causalities by paddling out to them on his surf board and bringing them to the safety of the beach. However two casualties remained in distress and were picked up from the water by the lifeboat’s smaller "Y" class inflatable boat, where they were then taken back to the station at Kilcobben Cove.

Lizard Lifeboat Operations Manager Ned Nuzum said

 “From the first initial page for our crew, the lifeboat was on scene at Kynance Cove within 22 minutes. Much appreciation has been expressed to the crew and shore crew whose prompt response when first alerted by their pagers thankfully resulted in an excellent outcome

This incident further highlights the importance of checking the tides and being extra vigilant whilst visiting the beach and when near the coast.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 24th July 2017

 The Lizard Lifeboat Launches on Service Twice in Three Days

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after midnight on Thursday 20th July following reports of an alert from a distress beacon indicating a possible person in the water. The beacon was detected by a Merlin helicopter flying in a position of 8 miles south of Lizard Point. Thankfully after a thorough search of the area nothing was found and the lifeboat had returned to station by 01.30am.

A second launch on service followed at tea time on Sunday 23rd July when the crew were paged to assist a broken down fishing vessel 3 miles off The Lizard. With three people on board, the Madeline May was safely towed into Falmouth and the lifeboat was back at the station by 9pm.

Photograph by Johnny Bray show:

  • The fishing vessel Madeline May under tow to Falmouth.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

2nd April 2017

LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES TO SEARCH FOR CABIN CRUISER

The Lizard Lifeboat RNLB “Rose” launched on service shortly before 8pm on Friday 31st March to assist in the search for a 33ft cabin cruiser with two persons on board.

The vessel “Cleopatra” had become disorientated after suffering a steering fault and called Falmouth Coastguard for help. Unsure of the vessels actual position Penlee and Sennen Cove lifeboats were also launched to assist in the search along with the coastguard rescue helicopter 942.


After an extensive search the vessel was located a short time later by the helicopter, in a position 2 miles south of Lizard Point. The helicopter, Penlee and Sennen lifeboats were all stood down and The Lizard Lifeboat attached a line and safely towed the thankful occupants of “Cleopatra” into Falmouth.


After arriving in Falmouth after 11pm, RNLB Rose returned to her station at Kilcobben Cove refuelled and was ready for service by 1am the following morning.

Photographs credit Lyndsay:

  • Photographs show the Shore crew preparing for RNLB Rose’s arrival back at the station.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

8th November 2016

LIFEBOAT LAUNCH ON SERVICE RESULTS IN 8 HOURS AT SEA

The relief Tamar class lifeboat currently on station at The Lizard was launched on service shortly after 11pm on Monday 7th November to go to the assistance of a 13m fishing vessel with engine failure. This was the second time in a month that “Celtic Dawn” from Mevagissey had called the coastguards for assistance resulting in the lifeboat spending 8 hours at sea.

The vessel was suffering from complete engine failure and was in a position of 34 nautical miles South South East of Lizard Point with 4 persons on board. Sea conditions were described as moderate and upon arrival on scene a tow was passed from the lifeboat to the vessel and “Celtic Dawn” was safely towed into Flushing Quay arriving at 6am. With much appreciation expressed from her skipper and crew. The lifeboat returned to station at The Lizard, refuelled and was ready for service shortly after 7am having spent 8 hours at sea.

Lifeboat crew, Coxswain Andrew Putt, Mechanic Dan Atkinson, Second Mechanic Johnny Bray, Assistant Mechanics Steve and Nick Tattersall, Jacqui Dunmall and Mike Painton.   

The Lizard Lifeboat RNLB Rose is currently undergoing essential routine maintenance at the All Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole and will be back on station at Kilcobben Cove in the coming weeks.

Photographs show:

  • Rehousing after 8 hours at sea. The wash down at dawn! 

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

17th October 2016

LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIST AN ANGLING CRUISER

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service at 12.32pm on Monday 17th October to assist a 27ft angling cruiser "L-Dian" with 2 people on board. The vessel was in a position of 1 mile south of Lizard Lighthouse, drifting south /south west with complete engine failure and was on passage from Mylor to Penzance.  

Conditions on scene were described as choppy with a slight sea swell.  A tow was passed and the lifeboat safely towed the vessel into Newlyn. The lifeboat arrived back at the station, refuelled and was ready for service by 5.15pm.

Photograph by Lyndsay Bray show:

  • The Lifeboat rehousing after towing “L-Dian” to Newlyn

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

11th October 2016

LIFEBOAT LAUNCH ON SERVICE RESULTS IN 7 HOURS AT SEA 

The relief Tamar class lifeboat currently on station at The Lizard was launched on service shortly after 5pm on Monday 10th October to go to the assistance of a 13m fishing vessel with engine failure. “Celtic Dawn” from Mevagissey was in a positon of 30N M off The Lizard with 5 people on board when her skipper called the coastguards for assistance.

Upon arrival on scene and under the command of Coxswain Andrew Putt a tow was passed from the lifeboat to the vessel and “Celtic Dawn” was safely towed into Newlyn. The lifeboat returned to station at The Lizard, refuelled and was ready for service by 12.30am having spent 7 hours at sea.

The Lizard Lifeboat RNLB Rose is currently undergoing essential routine maintenance at the All Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole and will be back on station at Kilcobben Cove in the coming weeks.

Photograph shows: 
The relief Tamar class lifeboat rehousing at The Lizard Lifeboat station after 7 hours at sea. 

Article and Photo:
Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

30th August 2016

LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIST LONE YACHTSWOMAN

The Lizard Lifeboat was launched on service shortly before 3.30pm on Tuesday 30th August to go to the assistance of an exhausted lone yachtswoman on passage from the Isles of Scilly to Plymouth. The 8m vessel which had left the Isles of Scilly on the previous Monday afternoon was having difficulty rounding Lizard Point and its lone sailor had lost the use of her radio and was only able to be in contact with the coastguard by mobile phone.

Prior to the arrival on scene of The Lizard Lifeboat, a relief Severn class lifeboat which was on passage from Newlyn to Plymouth had been asked to locate the yacht and check on her condition. The vessel was located two miles south of Lizard Point and was later towed safely into Falmouth by The Lizard Lifeboat.

RNLB Rose was back at her station at Kilcobben Cove and ready for service by 7pm.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

Photographs by Carl Beardmore show:

  • The Lizard Lifeboat alongside the stricken yacht.

 

16th August 2016

LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIST LONE YACHTMAN

The Lizard Lifeboat was launched shortly after 7am on Tuesday 16th August to go to the assistance of a lone yachtsman whose vessel “Blue Lagoon” was short of fuel and drifting with damaged sails. The 14m yacht was in a position of 2m SE of Black Head and upon arrival conditions on scene were described as moderate.

Lifeboat crewman Marcus Atkinson went aboard the yacht and a tow rope was passed. RNLB Rose safely towed the yacht into Falmouth and was back at the station ready for service by 11.30am

Lifeboat crew: Coxswain Andrew Putt, Mechanic Dan Atkinson, Second  Mechanic Johnny Bray, Marcus Atkinson, Kevin Kinvig, Simon Fayers, James Wilson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs show:

  • The stricken yacht “Blue Lagoon”
  • The yacht under tow.


Photographs Second Mechanic Johnny Bray

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

1st August 2016

A BUSY AFTERNOON FOR THE CREW OF
THE LIZARD RNLI LIFEBOAT

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat launched shortly after 1pm on Monday 1st August to assist a male casualty who had been cut off by the tide on the old lifeboat slip at Lizard Point. HM Coastguards from Mullion and Porthoustock were also in attendance, whilst standing by the matter was subsequently resolved without the use of the lifeboat.

However RNLB Rose was to be quickly diverted to Coverack after reports of three divers being overdue from the vessel from which they had been diving off. Falmouth Lifeboats and the Coastguard Rescue helicopter were also on scene. After a search of the area The Lizard lifeboat located the divers just off Lowland Point. All three were later confirmed to be fit and well.

When making their way back to the lifeboat station at Kilcobben Cove, Coxswain Andrew Putt observed a yacht who he believed to be in need of some assistance. The yacht “Tamsin” had indeed suffered some form of engine failure and the two people on board were grateful to see the lifeboat. The crew of the Falmouth lifeboat who had been in attendance at Coverack safely took the yacht in to Falmouth. RNLB Rose was eventually back at the station and ready for service by 4pm.

Second Mechanic Johnny Bray described the conditions on scene to be a moderate sea with poor visibility throughout. Lizard Lifeboat Operations Manager Ned Nuzum said how pleased he was at the outcome of all three incidents and thanked everyone involved with each service.

Lifeboat crew: Coxswain Andrew Putt, Second Mechanic Johnny Bray, Marcus Atkinson, Robert Goddard, Simon Fayers, Ed Bray and Sam James.

 

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

18th July 2016

LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO BECALMED YACHT

The Lizard Lifeboat launched on service shortly after 7am on Sunday 17th July to go to the assistance of a 37ft becalmed yacht which was on passage from Ireland with three people on board. The yacht, “Antelope” had suffered engine failure and was in a position of 9 miles W of Lizard Point. Conditions on scene were described as flat calm with zero wind making it near on impossible for the yacht to sail.

A line was attached and the yacht was towed safely into Newlyn Harbour.

The Photograph by Johnny Bray shows:

  • The yacht “Antelope” on tow to Newlyn.

11th July 2016

Lizard Lifeboat launches to assist yacht with engine failure

The Lizard lifeboat launched shortly before 1pm on Monday 11th July to go to the assistance of a yacht, in a position 7 miles SE of the lifeboat station. The 40ft yacht "Eternity" was suffering from engine failure with 4 people on board including their pet dog!

The yacht was safely towed into Carrick Roads, where the tow was passed to a tender from Mylor Yacht Harbour. The lifeboat was back at the station and ready for service by 4pm.

Photograph by Coxswain Andrew Putt show:

  • The yacht “Eternity” undertow and on her way to Mylor Yacht Harbour.

 

29th June 2016

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIT
INJURED FRENCH CREWMAN

The Lizard Lifeboat was launched shortly after 11.45am on Wednesday 29th June to go to the assistance of a crew member aboard the French tanker "Sara". The vessel was anchored 7.5 miles SE of the station and the lifeboat was required to assist a gentleman with a damaged eye.

A safe transfer of the casualty to the lifeboat was carried out, and upon arrival back at the station an ambulance was waiting to take the crewman to hospital. Conditions on scene were described as choppy with a 3m swell. The lifeboat was back at the station and ready for service by 1pm.

Photograph by Nick Tattersall shows:

  • The Lizard Lifeboat upon its arrival to transfer the
    crewman from the French vessel “Sara”.

 

3rd June 2016

THE LIZARD LIFEBOAT LAUNCHED TO ASSIT BECALMED YACHT OFF LIZARD POINT

The Lizard Lifeboat was launched shortly after 9pm on Friday 3rd June to go to the assistance of a yacht in a position of 1.5 nm south of Lizard Point. The yacht, Viking 3 was on passage from the Azores to Falmouth with 3 people on board. Upon arrival at the scene the lifeboat found the yacht to be short of fuel and in a becalmed state. Conditions were described as flat clam with zero wind, therefore the vessel was unable to sail. All three crew members on board the yacht were suffering from exhaustion and fatigue and were relieved the see the lifeboat.

Under the command of Second Coxswain Dan Atkinson, the yacht was safely towed in to Falmouth. RNLB Rose arrived back at her station at Kilcobben Cove, refuelled and was ready for service by 1.30am.

Lifeboat crew for the service were Second Coxswain Dan Atkinson, Second Mechanic Johnny Bray, Steve Tattersall, Darren Thirlaway, Nick Tattersall, Simon Fayers, Sam James and Mike Paignton.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

Photographs show:

  • The Lizard Lifeboat RNLB Rose arriving back at the station in the early hours of Saturday morning, 4th June 2016.

credit Lyndsay Bray for the photographs

 

8th May 2016

The Lizard Lifeboat Called to Assist Motor Cruiser
stranded off Lizard Point.

The Lizard Lifeboat was launched shortly before lunchtime on Sunday 8th May to go to the assistance of a 42ft motor cruiser 2 miles south of Lizard Point. The casualty had suffered a fuel contamination and was also one engine down. Under the command of Second Coxswain Dan Atkinson the lifeboat safely towed the cruiser into Falmouth and was back at the station, ready for service by 4.30pm.

Weather and conditions on scene was described as, Wind: North Easterly Force 4-5, Visibility: Good, Sea State: Slight with a moderate swell.

Lifeboat crew members for the service were Second Coxswain Dan Atkinson, Assistant Mechanic Nick Tattersall, Steve Tattersall, Mike Painton, Sam James and Adam Weston.

Lyndsay Bray
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

The Lizard Lifeboat Station

 

17 March 2016 

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat launches to evacuate an injured crewman from a trawler 20 miles off Lizard Point

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat was launched Thursday to go to the assistance of a fisherman with a serious hand injury on board the French trawler Nausicaa 20 miles southeast of Lizard Point.

The Lizard lifeboat was launched at 9-45pm on Thursday 17 March with a volunteer crew of seven, to the French trawler Nausicaa that reported having a 50 year old crew member on board who had suffered a serious hand injury.

The lifeboat located the trawler 16 miles southeast of Lizard Point where the injured crewman was transferred onto the lifeboat. The lifeboat crew then dressed the casualty’s hand as they proceeded to Falmouth to rendezvous with a waiting ambulance.

The weather on scene was Wind: Easterly 4-5, Visibility: Excellent, Sea State: Slight with a moderate swell.

Coxswain Andrew Putt said ‘The weather and sea conditions made this a straight forward incident for us to deal with. The vessel was located quite quickly as they were steaming toward us and once we got alongside the injured man was able to step on to the lifeboat. He had suffered a nasty hand injury which was dressed by the crew and we then transferred him to an ambulance at Falmouth’.

The Lizard lifeboat returned to station at 0110am.

The Lifeboat crew were fulltime coxswain Andrew Putt, fulltime mechanic Dan Atkinson, volunteer crew members Steve Tattersall, Nicholas Tattersall, Simon Fayers, Sam James and Melissa Tall.

The lifeboat crew captured some video of the lifeboat going alongside the trawler.
Please click on the image below to view the video

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2 March 2016 

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat launches to assist a 30 metre beam trawler with a fire on board

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat was launched today to assist the 30 metre beam trawler with six people on board which had suffered a serious fire, approximately 32 miles south of Lizard Point.

The Lizard lifeboat was launched today at 1:30pm with a volunteer crew of seven, to the 30 metre beam trawler, Francine, that reported a fire on board and three crewmen had suffered smoke inhalation, approximately 32 miles south of Lizard Point. The Coastguard helicopter Rescue 924 was also tasked to assist.

On arrival on scene the helicopter lifted off the three injured crew men from the trawler who were flown to hospital in Truro. The lifeboat stood off the casualty during this operation. The Francine then made its way to Newlyn harbour.

The weather on scene was Wind: WNW gale force 8 gusting severe gale 9, moderate visibility with a very rough sea and heavy swell.

The Lizard lifeboat returned to station at 4:45pm.

The Lifeboat crew were fulltime coxswain Andrew Putt, fulltime mechanic Dan Atkinson, volunteer deputy second coxswain Darren Thirlaway, volunteer second mechanic Johnny Bray and volunteer crew members Simon Fayers, Elsa Chance and John Hill.

The lifeboat crew captured some video of the Coastguard helicopter lifting off the injured crewmen and closer inspection of the footage six dolphins can be seen riding the rough wave just off the bow of the lifeboat.

Notes to editors:

The attached link is to a video filmed by The Lizard lifeboat crew of today’s rescue showing the Coastguard helicopter lifting off the three injured crewmen. Please credit RNLI

http://rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/The-Lizard-RNLI-lifeboat-launches-to-a-30m-beam-trawler-with-a-fire-on-board.aspx

 

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