Falmouth Lifeboat rescues stranded yacht

This is The West Country: Falmouth Lifeboat rescues stranded yacht Falmouth Lifeboat rescues stranded yacht

An RNLI crew from Falmouth rescued two fishermen on Friday night after their yacht lost power in the Helford River.

The lifeboat was near Pendennis Point responding to a previous incident when at 10.43 Falmouth Coastguard asked for it to investigate a report of a yacht in difficulties off Durgan Beach.

The unnamed 24 yacht with two people on board was found secured to a mooring close to the beach having suffered engine failure, and having no sails.

Local anglers on the shore had seen the yacht, which had limited safety equipment and no means of raising the alarm, drifting towards the beach before the crew had grabbed hold of an unoccupied mooring.

The boat was taken in tow and returned to its berth in the Port Navas Creek.

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8:53am Tue 8 Apr 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

Port Navas is a lovely place, it shows how easily an idyllic sea journey can meet with an emergency situation, we are blessed with our lifeboat crews who always do a fantastic job. Would it not be appropriate for all who are at sea to have some means of equipment on board with which to summon assistance if required. In this instance they were lucky to be spotted from those on the shore but of course that may not always be the case.
Port Navas is a lovely place, it shows how easily an idyllic sea journey can meet with an emergency situation, we are blessed with our lifeboat crews who always do a fantastic job. Would it not be appropriate for all who are at sea to have some means of equipment on board with which to summon assistance if required. In this instance they were lucky to be spotted from those on the shore but of course that may not always be the case. Gillian R.Z. Martin
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