Latest Penlee Lifeboat Launches

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Date
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 Time 

 Reason                       

Boat 

 Weather 

 Cox's Comments                              

22/04/17 11:54 Search for an elderly vulnerable male BOTH N 2-3 Shoreline search between Penzance and Mousehole. Man was found safe and well at Penzance Bus Station
19/04/17 02:27 Assist local 45ft fishing vessel that suffered steering failure ALB ENE 2-3 Vessel located 8.5 miles SSE of Newlyn with 4 persons on board, towed into Newlyn harbour
13/04/17 14:00 Search for an elderly vulnerable male ILB TBC Shoreline search between Newlyn and Penzance. Man was found safe and well
31/03/17 19:59 Search for a 33ft cabin cruiser, with two persons onboard ALB WSW 4 Combined search with Lizard Lifeboat, Sennen Lifeboat and Rescue helicopter 924. Vessel located off the Lizard and towed into Falmouth by Lizard Lifeboat
20/03/17 07:00 Return to Coaster from Previous launch as coaster dragging anchor ALB SW 6-7 Just after RTB, Vessel reported dragging anchor at 1 knot, both lifeboats (Penlee and Sennen) relaunched to assist vessel and await Tug arrival
20/03/17 03:07 Assistance of an 80m coaster with 7 crew onboard, with engine failure 3 miles south of Gwennap Head. ALB SW 6-7 Combined tow with Sennen Lifeboat. Vessel taken offshore to safer location and at anchor
27/02/17 20:24 Tow Fishing vessel into Newlyn harbour ALB W 7-8 Assist a 25ft fishing vessel with two persons onboard that had suffered a fouled propeller two miles ENE of Newlyn
10/02/17 13:05 Tow Fishing vessel into Newlyn harbour ALB SE 3 Assist 60-foot gill netter 'Ocean Pride' which had suffered gear box failure into harbour
04/02/17 09:55 Injured Person on Fishing vessel in harbour ALB N/A ALB used to transfer person from vessel to waiting Ambulance
30/01/17 10:00 20' Fishing boat with Fuel problems off Low Lee Buoy ILB SE 3-4 Escorted vessel back to Newlyn Harbour

 

 Launch details:

 

 

 Shout 22/04/17@ 11:54 top of page
 

At 11.54am on 22nd April the all-weather lifeboat 'Ivan Ellen' and the Inshore lifeboat 'Mollie and Ivor Dent' launched from Newlyn and joined the search for a vulnerable 83 year old gentleman who had been reported missing by his wife ~ she actually went to Penlee Lifeboat Station and reported her concerns to Coxswain Patch Harvey and the crew.

An immediate launch of both lifeboats was approved by HM Coastguard, Falmouth. A shoreline search was conducted by the lifeboats, and a search of the coastline and surrounding area was carried out by Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and the Police.

Thankfully the gentleman was found safe and well at Penzance Bus Station. Both lifeboats returned to Newlyn at 12.30pm.

Weather ~ Calm sea, light breeze from the North. 

 

 

 Shout 19/04/17@ 02:27 top of page
              

Penlee Lifeboat 'Ivan Ellen' received a launch request from Falmouth Coastguard at 02:27 on 19th April 2017.

At 02:37 the Lifeboat launched to go to the aid of a local 45ft fishing vessel that suffered steering failure 8.5 miles SSE of Newlyn with 4 persons on board, at 03:10 the rope was connected and the vessel was towed towards Newlyn Harbour.

Penlee Lifeboat berthed the fishing vessel alongside the fish market and returned to station at 5am.

Weather ENE 2-3 slight sea.
Crew Patch Tony Dave P Ben Elliot Dan and Marcel.    

 

 

 Shout 13/04/17@ 14:00 top of page
              

Just after 2.00pm on 13th April and at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth, the Penlee Inshore lifeboat 'Mollie and Ivor Dent' launched from Newlyn and joined other emergency services in the search for an elderly vulnerable male.

The volunteer crew carried out a shoreline search between Newlyn and Penzance.

Thankfully the man was found safe and well in Penzance and all units were stood down. The Mollie and Ivor Dent then returned to Newlyn ready for her next shout.         

 

 

 Shout 31/03/17@ 19:59 top of page

 

At 7.59pm on 31st March, just as darkness was falling, Penlee Lifeboat received a launch request from Falmouth Coastguard and were tasked to help search for a 33ft cabin cruiser, with two persons onboard, that had steering problems, was unsure of its position, and required assistance. The Lizard Lifeboat 'Rose', and the Sennen Lifeboat 'City of London III' were also tasked.

Using radar the Ivan Ellen lifeboat conducted a search of Mount's Bay between Lamorna and Cudden Point - the vessel was thought to be 2 miles from land. The Lizard lifeboat 'Rose' started their search towards Porthleven. During the search our lifeboat saw a small vessel west of Porthleven and headed towards its position, only to find it was a 36ft fishing vessel.

The Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter, Rescue 924, then joined the search for this vessel. At around 9.00pm Rescue 924 located the cabin cruiser 2 miles south of the Lizard Point - Penlee Lifeboat then stood by whilst the Lizard Lifeboat approached the vessel and connected a tow. At 9:20pm the Lizard Lifeboat started towing the vessel towards Falmouth, arriving safely in harbour at 11.00pm.

Penlee Lifeboat then returned to station arriving at 10.00pm.

Weather WSW 4 mod sea 4m swell.             

 

 

 Shout 20/03/17@ 07:00 top of page
           

 

The 'Ivan Ellen' lifeboat has relaunched at around 7am from Newlyn and is making her way back to the 'Lady Alida' (Earlier shout) - the vessel is currently dragging her anchor and the lifeboat will stand-by with a tow rope until the tug arrives.

Following the arrival of the Tug, the tow was transferred to it and the lifeboats were released from the scene to return to Base.

A very long shout for both Penlee and Sennen Crews.

           

 

 

 Shout 20/03/17@ 03:07 top of page

 

At 3.20am, at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth, the all-weather lifeboat 'Ivan Ellen' launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of the 'Lady Alida', an 80m coaster with 7 crew onboard, which had suffered complete engine failure 3 miles south of Gwennap Head. The vessel, which sails under the flag of the Netherlands, was laden with sand and bound for Waterford, Southern Ireland. The lifeboat was alongside the 'Lady Alida' just 25 minutes after launching and immediately attached a tow rope.

They started towing the vessel south to safer waters at 1 knot and were then joined by the Sennen Lifeboat 'City of London III' who also attached a tow rope. With both lifeboats taking the strain and towing, making a knot-and-a-half, the vessel was towed to deeper safer water. The initial plan was to tow her to Mount's Bay for safe anchorage but due to the strong SW wind Force 6 it was difficult for the lifeboat to turn the vessel. HM Coastguards at Falmouth agreed that the 'Lady Alida' could anchor in deeper waters south of Gwennap Head to await the assistance of a tug.

A tug is now on route from Plymouth with an ETA of 7 hours. Our lifeboat is on stand-by with a strong likelihood that she will relaunch when the tug arrives on scene.

 

 

 Shout 27/02/17@ 20:48 top of page
 

Penlee Lifeboat launched to assist a 25ft fishing vessel at 8.50pm on 27th Feb. The vessel, with two persons onboard, had suffered a fouled propeller two miles ENE of Newlyn and required a tow.

Crew: Cox Patch, Mech Tony, Dave Pascoe, Ben Keogh, Will Treneer, Elliot Andrews and Neville Pittman.

 

 

 Shout 10/02/17@ 13:05 top of page

 

 

At 1.05pm on 10th Feb the all-weather lifeboat 'Ivan Ellen' launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of the 60-foot gill netter 'Ocean Pride' which had suffered gear box failure.

The Ocean Pride, with 5 crew onboard, was being towed by the Stevenson's beamer 'Lisa Jacqueline' towards Newlyn but the lifeboats help was required to bring the vessel through the gaps.

The Ivan Ellen took over the tow about half a mile east of Newlyn and brought the Ocean Pride safely into the harbour.

The vessel was rafted alongside the lifeboat and towed to the Fish Market.

Crew - Cox Patch, Mech Tony, David Pascoe, Kenny Downing, Neville Pitman and Jason Ward.

Weather - SE Force 3, 1m swell.

 

 

 Shout 04/02/17@ 09:55 top of page
             

Assist in recovery of injured person working on fishing vessel 'Trevessa IV' in Newlyn harbour. The ALB assisted in rescue of the person and transfer to awaiting ambulance.

 

 

 Shout 30/01/17@ 10:00 top of page
             

The Inshore lifeboat 'Mollie & Ivor Dent' self launched to  a small fishing vessel had broken down with fuel problems, but had managed to restart her engines.  The vessel was between Newlyn & Low Lee Buoy. The ILB shadowed the vessel back into Harbour.

Crew - Patch Harvey (Helm), Tony Rendle, and Steve Instance, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager.