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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

 

8 November 2015 

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat launched to assist a 38ft yacht 19 miles south east of Lizard Point

The Lizard lifeboat was launched just after midday on Thursday 5 November  to a 38ft yacht ‘Golden Morn’ with one person on board after the vessel suffered engine failure and was struggling against the rough seas 19 miles off Lizard Point.

The lifeboat launched in near gale force winds with a rough sea and four metre swell. The lifeboat crew intercepted the yacht 14 nautical miles east south east of Lizard Point and once alongside the yacht, passed the occupant a towline. The vessel was then towed to Port Pendennis Marina, Falmouth. Due to the conditions it took over three hours to tow the yacht into Falmouth where the vessel was placed safely alongside.

The lifeboat crew were coxswain Andrew Putt, volunteer mechanic Nick Tattersall and volunteer deputy second coxswain Darren Thirlaway and volunteer crew members Simon Fayers, Brett Jose, Sam James and Neil Bundy.

The lifeboat returned to station just before 6pm after almost six hours at sea.

The attached photograph shows the yacht under tow by The Lizard lifeboat. Credit RNLI