21.6.21 – An early start and a very long day for the crew of The Lizard Lifeboat as their pagers sounded a 04.07am on Monday 21st June. After receiving a mayday call, Falmouth Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to go to the assistance of a stricken sailing vessel in a position of 32 nautical miles south east of the station at Kilcobben Cove. With 2 people on board the vessel had lost the use of its rudder and mainsail and were drifting precariously. Fishing Protection vessel “Ocean Osprey” was 6 nautical miles away from the yacht and proceeded to its position to standby until the lifeboat arrived over an hour later. Conditions on scene were described as poor and after ascertaining that the rudder on the vessel was fouled and it would also be unable to sail, a decision was taken to attach a tow line to guide the yacht to the nearest safe and suitable port. Under the command of Coxswain Dan Atkinson and after a long and careful tow RNLB Rose arrived in Falmouth Harbour just over 7 hours later. The lifeboat arrived back at her station at around 17.00pm that afternoon after over 10 hours at sea. Photo – Jeffrey Tuckerman
10.7.21 – The Lizard RNLI Lifeboat launched on service on Saturday 10th July following a pager alert at 09.08am to go to the assistance of a yacht with a fouled prop 3 nautical miles East of the station. With 6 people on board, the yacht which was on passage from the Helford to the Isles of Scilly had a rope entangled around its prop disabling it from sailing. Upon arrival on scene the lifeboat deployed its smaller Y-boat and with two crew members on board the rope was safely removed. A tow rope was then attached to the yacht and the lifeboat towed it a short distance before it was ascertained that it would be able to proceed unassisted.
On their return to the station the lifeboat was diverted to rocks in the area of Bass Point to go to the aid of a group of people coasteering the coastline. One of the party was exhausted and unable to proceed with the activity. Again the smaller Y-boat was deployed from the lifeboat and the casualty who required no medical attention was taken back to the station to be collected from there. RNLB Rose had rehoused shortly before 11.15am.
16.7.21 – Our crew were paged at 12.44pm on Friday 16th July to reports of an injured casualty requiring medical attention on rocks in the area of Bass Point. The casualty had suffered an ankle injury whilst taking part in a coasteering activity. Upon arrival on scene RNLB Rose stood by until it was ascertained that the Coastguard helicopter 924 would transfer the casualty from the rocks to The Lizard football field in the village where a vehicle would be waiting to transfer the casualty to hospital. Also in attendance was the Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team. The lifeboat returned to station shortly before 2pm.
Despite the current restrictions, RNLB Rose and her crews are on call as usual 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and normal service will always be the order of the day.
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As always grateful thanks for your continued support.
Lyndsay Bray Lizard Lifeboat Press Officer
The Lizard Lifeboat Station – 01326 290451