Latest Penlee Lifeboat Launches

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 Reason                       

Boat 

 Weather 

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15/07/18 18:41 Kayaks on beach appeared to be abandoned ILB SSW 2-3 Located and advice given to owner
14/07/18 10:58 Reports of Person in water near Porthleven BOTH SW 2-3 Assisted airlift of person
13/07/18 01:00 Assist Yacht with engine failure and no wind ALB N 4-5 Towed the vessel to Newlyn Harbour
12/07/18 18:28 Person fallen from Jet-Ski with injured shoulder BOTH N 3-4 Landed Casualty in Newlyn and transferred to hospital
11/07/18 17:27 Assist French Yacht with engine failure and 2 persons on board ALB S 2 Towed the vessel to Newlyn Harbour and got home in time for Football
09/07/18 17:50 Assist French Yacht hard aground and leaning over in Newlyn harbour ALB N/A Yacht hard aground, awaiting high tide to refloat
08/07/18 14:40 Assist 10m motor cruiser with engine failure and 4 persons on board ALB NE 3-4 Towed the vessel to Penzance Harbour
07/07/18 22:48 Assist 9-meter yacht with 3 persons on board that had suffered engine failure ALB NE 2-3 Towed the vessel to Newlyn Harbour
07/07/18 21:01 Assist three kite-surfers in difficulty ILB NE 2-3 Picked up casualty and equipment and took back to Newlyn Harbour
07/07/18 19:37 Broken down 14ft vessel firing flares ILB NE 2-3 Towed the vessel to Newlyn Harbour
29/06/18 17:17 Two men under the influence of alcohol struggling to get back ashore ILB E 3 Men managed to get beck to shore, Lifeboat stood down
29/06/18 00:43 Search for missing person BOTH ENE 3-4 Nothing found, Search called off by Coastguard
27/06/18 13:08 Assist three kite-surfers in difficulty ILB E 4-5 Picked up casualty and equipment and took back to Newlyn Harbour
23/06/18 20:34 Assist speedboat with 3 persons onboard ILB NNE 4 Towed the vessel to St Michael’s Mount
22/06/18 18:38 Reports of a person on an inflatable was being blown out to sea BOTH NNE 4 Following multi-agency search, RNLI were stood down - 999 call was made with good intent
21/06/18 18:00 Search for overdue Kayaker BOTH NE 5-6 Search area for considerable time without finding casualty
15/06/18 08:26 Assist a 6m fishing vessel that had suffered a fouled propeller ILB W 3 brought back to Newlyn harbour under tow
10/06/18 15:05 Locate jetskier and give safety advice ILB NE 2 Advice given by Police onshore as Jetskier had returned to the beach
10/06/18 10:48 Assist Kayaker in difficulty ILB NE 2 Arrived on scene, Kayaker had made his own way to shore. Located drifting kayak and returned it to beach
05/06/18 14:15 Assist 90ft Trawler with gearbox problems ALB NE 2 Assisted vessel to enter Newlyn Harbour
04/06/18 18:51 Assist 50ft Yacht with engine failure and 4 persons onboard ALB NNE 3 Arrived on scene and towed into Newlyn
23/05/18 17:18 Persons in difficulty near the entrance of Penzance Harbour ILB SE 2-3 Arrived on scene picked up 3 teenagers and returned them to Penzance Harbour
19/05/18 21:31 Respond to a 999 call reporting an 11-foot boat in difficulty near rocks BOTH S 2 Arrived on scene and towed into Mousehole
19/05/18 12:49 Reports of sailing Dinghy in difficulty ILB S 2 Arrived on scene all OK, RTB
18/05/18 12:54 Assist Trawler with Mechanical problems ALB SW 3 Arrived on scene and towed into Newlyn
15/05/18 07:44 Assist 7.5 meter local fishing boat with 2 persons onboard ALB N 3 Towed into Newlyn harbour and berthed on pontoons.
03/05/18 09:24 Flares reported 12 miles SW of Lizard point ALB NW 3 Search made of area, nothing found.
02/05/18 21:42 Shoreline search for Missing Person BOTH NW 2-3 Searched shoreline between Penzance and Longrock - nothing found
30/04/18 13:21 25-meter trawler keeled over on its side in Newlyn Harbour (2nd Launch) ALB N/A Vessel taking on water and required assistance pumping out
30/04/18 12:04 25-meter trawler keeled over on its side in Newlyn Harbour BOTH N/A Stood by vessel until all persons accounted for and safe
26/04/18 09:30 Vessel with mechanical fault 8 miles west of The Lizard ALB W 4 Vessel towed back to Newlyn
19/04/18 13:00 50-foot trawler with 3 persons onboard aground on a mud bank ALB N/A Towed to safety in deeper water
13/04/18 20:00 Overdue kayaker BOTH NE 1-2 kayaker was located entering Lamorna
13/04/18 19:35 Launch regarding a concern for welfare BOTH NE 1-2 Awaiting information
13/04/18 09:15 Tow local fishing boat with fouled propeller ILB NE 2 Brought back to Newlyn
20/03/18 13:05 Stand-up paddle boarder in difficulty ILB N 5 Located casualty near the Mount, taken back to Marazion Beach
13/03/18 17:05 Middle aged fisherman with a suspected ankle injury ALB SSW 5 Escorted vessel to calmer waters and transferred casualty to lifeboat, brought back to Newlyn
17/02/18 18:55 Lone angler cut off by incoming tide ILB SW 3-4 Picked up by ILB and brought back to station to warm up
16/02/18 10:07 Local 33-foot netter, with two persons onboard, broken down ALB SW 3 Towed vessel safely back to a berth on the pontoon in Newlyn Harbour
09/02/18 06:57 Lone fisherman in inflatable with engine failure ALB NW 7-8 Located casualty and brought him into Newlyn
30/01/18 18:28 Assist in tow by Sennen Cove Lifeboat of Newlyn Crabber ALB WSW 6 tow affixed to vessel and Penlee acted as a brake to get vessel in Newlyn harbour
24/01/18 09:29 Recovery of life-belt floating near St Michael’s Mount and area search ALB WSW 6-7 Life-belt identified as coming from a tanker that was currently at anchor off the west coast of Morocco
17/01/18 17:15 Asssit French trawler, with a crew of 5, that was taking on water in her fish room 8 miles SSE of Newlyn ALB W 7 Escorted the ‘Mor Briez’ back into Newlyn Harbour where a pump was placed onboard

 

 Launch details:

 

 

 Shout 15/07/18@ 18:41 top of page

 

The Penlee Inshore Lifeboat, the 'Mollie and Ivor Dent', was paged to respond to a 999 call made by a concerned member of the public who had spotted 2 Kayaks on the beach near Rinsey and thought they might have been abandoned.

The ILB responded and searched that area to find 2 Kayaks above the high water mark.

Advice was given to the owner to prevent this type of false alarm with good intent from happening again.

Remember, if you see something that concerns you on our beaches or in our waters, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

 

 

 Shout 14/07/18@ 10:58 top of page
 

At 10.58am the Penlee Inshore lifeboat was paged by HM Coastguard to assist a person spotted in the water between Porthleven and Rinsey Head. The person had been taken to shore by a passing Kayaker who along with an RNLI lifeguard had started CPR.

The Coastguard SAR helicopter had also been called and to assist the airlift the Penlee ALB was launched at 11.25am to facilitate the lift.

The person was transferred to hospital and sadly had passed away. A sad outcome to a very busy few days for our coastal volunteer emergency services.

 

 

 Shout 13/07/18@ 01:00 top of page

 

At 01.09 in the morning the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ and her volunteer crew launched yet again from Newlyn.

This time the crew were tasked to assist the 55-foot yacht “Odyssey”, on route to Hayle, which had suffered engine failure and was becalmed 9 miles SSE of Newlyn.

The ‘Ivan Ellen’ was quickly on scene and the stricken yacht was towed safely back to Newlyn.

After making the lifeboat ready for her next service the crew returned to their beds for some well deserved sleep! It really has been a very difficult and hectic time for everyone at Penlee this week, but all our crew members have answered their pagers without hesitation, regardless of the time of day.

The RNLI couldn’t continue to save lives at sea without such dedication - well done boys!

 

 

 Shout 12/07/18@ 18:28 top of page
 

Initially Penlee’s Inshore lifeboat 'Mollie & Ivor Dent' launched at 6.20pm after reports were received by Falmouth Coastguard that a person had been thrown from a jet ski and had suffered a bad shoulder injury.

The crew of the ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ quickly located the casualty in the water south of St Michael’s Mount - he was in pain and unable to move, so the Inshore crew called for further assistance.

At 6.34pm the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen' launched from Newlyn and was quickly on scene and able to assist the ILB crew.

Three of the volunteer lifeboat crew entered the water and a basket stretcher was floated under the casualty. He was then carefully lifted on board the ‘Ivan Ellen’ using the lifting davit.

Entenox was administered to help with the pain. With the casualty safely on board the 'Ivan Ellen' headed back to Newlyn Harbour. The casualty was carried ashore and taken to hospital by some of the crew.

 

 

 Shout 11/07/18@ 17:27 top of page
 

A 38ft French yacht with two persons onboard, which left Falmouth at 4.00am this morning, required assistance near the Low Lee Buoy. It’s engine had failed and with very little wind was struggling to make headway. The ‘Ivan Ellen’ lifeboat launched at 5.30pm and was quickly on scene. The yacht was rafted alongside and towed to a pontoon berth in Newlyn Harbour.

Crew - Patch, Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, James Roberts, Andrew Wood, Marcel Le Bretton and Elliot Andrews.

Weather - Light and variable wind calm sea.

 

 

 Shout 09/07/18@ 17:50 top of page
               

Penlee Relief All Weather Lifeboat ‘Volunteer Spirit’ launched at 5.50pm after receiving a launch request from Falmouth Coastguard.

A French yacht was hard aground in Newlyn harbour.

The Lifeboat attempted to move the vessel, but stopped as damage would be sustained if they continued. Awaiting high tide to refloat.

 

 

 

 Shout 08/07/18@ 14:40 top of page
               

Penlee Relief All Weather Lifeboat ‘Volunteer Spirit’ launched at 1440 after receiving a launch request from Falmouth Coastguard.

A 10m motor cruiser suffered engine failure 2 miles south of Porthcurno with 4 persons on board.

The Lifeboat arrived on scene at 1505 connected the tow rope and towed the vessel to Penzance Harbour arriving at 1600 the Lifeboat returned to Newlyn and was made ready for service at 16:15.

Crew. Cox Patch, Mechanic Tony, Dave P, Ben, Marcel and Sam

Weather NE 3-4 calm sea.

 

 

 Shout 07/07/18@ 22:48 top of page
   

At 10.52pm the Penlee all-weather relief lifeboat ‘Volunteer Spirit’ 17-27 launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a 9-meter yacht with 3 persons on board that had suffered engine failure 1 mile SE of Newlyn.

The yacht had become becalmed, and with no wind to fill her sails, required a tow to Newlyn. The lifeboat quickly arrived on scene, rafted the yacht alongside, and towed it into Newlyn arriving at 11.35pm.

Crew - Cox Patch, Mech Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, Paul Boulton, Dan Sell, Jack Shannon and Jason Ward.

 

 

 Shout 07/07/18@ 21:01 top of page
 

At 8.59pm, not long after the crew had returned to their homes from previous shout, the pager activated again!

This time Falmouth Coastguard requested the Penlee Inshore lifeboat to assist the Devon & Cornwall Police to prevent a vulnerable person jumping from a cliff near Porthleven.

Thankfully the Police sorted the situation before our lifeboat arrived on scene.

Crew - Helm Ben Keogh, Jack Shannon, James Roberts & Marcel Le Bretton.

Shore Crew - Patch, Kenny Downing & Tony Rendle.

Weather - NE 2-3 calm sea.

 

 

 Shout 07/07/18@ 19:37 top of page
 

At 7.33pm the pagers sounded and the 'Mollie and Ivor Dent' crew received a launch request from Falmouth Coastguard. They were tasked to go to the assistance of a 14-foot Dory that had broken down between Roskilly and Mousehole.

The vessel was close to the rocks and the person on board fired a distress flare to alert rescue services.

Our Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie & Ivor Dent’ quickly arrived on scene and towed the vessel safely to Newlyn Harbour. Penzance Coastguard Rescue team were also tasked to give assistance. 

Crew - Helm Dave Pascoe, Ben Keogh & Marcel Le Bretton.

Shore Crew - Patch, Kenny Downing & Tony Rendle.

Weather - NE 2-3 calm sea.

 

 

 Shout 29/06/18@ 17:17 top of page
   

At 5.17pm Falmouth Coastguard requested the launch of the Inshore lifeboat 'Mollie and Ivor Dent’. Two men under the influence of alcohol had entered the sea near Penzance Harbour and were struggling to get back ashore. Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and the Police were also tasked.

Thankfully the two men managed to get out of the sea just as the ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ was launching from Newlyn - we were then stood down....

The Police and Coastguard Rescue teams remained on scene until the situation was dealt with.

 

 

 Shout 29/06/18@ 00:43 top of page

 

At 00.43am the volunteer crews of both lifeboats were paged and tasked to launch - a report was received that a person had fallen from a cliff north of Porthleven.

The Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ and the relief all-weather lifeboat ‘Volunteer Spirit’ 17-27 launched and proceeded to the scene.

On arrival they commenced a shoreline search, lighting up the area using the lifeboats powerful search lights to enable the Porthleven Coastguard Rescue Team to search along the shore. At 01.40am all units were stood down as nothing had been found.

‘Volunteer Spirit' and the ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ arrived back in Newlyn at 02.05am.

Weather: Light breeze (ENE 3-4), calm sea.

ALB Crew: Cox Patch, Mech Tony Rendle, Jack Shannon, Dave Pascoe, Andrew Wood,Tom Ritchie & Jason Ward.

ILB Crew: James Roberts, Will Treneer, Dan Sell and Sam Kent.

A great crew response during the early hours - all crew members are already back at their day jobs!

 

 

 Shout 27/06/18@ 13:08 top of page

 

At 1.08pm the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ and her volunteer crew launched from Newlyn at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth. They were tasked to assist three kite-surfers who were in difficulty between Mousehole and Newlyn.

The strong easterly wind blowing across Mount’s Bay had suddenly dropped and their kites had fallen into the sea - the wind then increased and strengthened making it difficult to relaunch and get the boards underway again. The Inshore lifeboat was quickly on scene at a point just off Sandy Cove between Newlyn and the old lifeboat station at Penlee Point.

The crew took the kite surfer and his equipment onboard the lifeboat and conveyed him safely back to Newlyn Harbour. All three kite-surfers are safe and well - the other two managed to get ashore near Mousehole under their own steam.

Weather: Fine, visibility good, East Force 4-5, choppy sea conditions.

 

 

 Shout 23/06/18@ 20:34 top of page
 

At 8.36pm the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched from Newlyn to assist a speed boat, with 3 persons onboard, that had broken down west of Porthleven.

The lifeboat is towed the vessel to St Michael’s Mount and returned to Newlyn at about 10.15pm.

A great turn out on a Saturday night with 12 volunteer crew members responding to their pagers.

 

 

 Shout 22/06/18@ 18:38 top of page
           

 

Penlee Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched at 6.39pm responding to reports that a person on an inflatable was being blown out to sea near Poldhu Cove. The lifeboat quickly arrived on scene and started a search towards Mullion. Within 10 minutes the inflatable was located but there was no one with it. This caused major concern as it was thought that the person may have fallen into the sea.

Falmouth Coastguard therefore made an immediate decision to launch the Penlee all-weather lifeboat, The Lizard Lifeboat and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 was tasked to make an extensive search of the area. Mullion Coastguard Rescue team were also involved with the search.

After nearly an hour of searching confirmation was received that the person using the inflatable had already got off on the beach before it was blown out to sea - all units were stood down.

This was a fantastic effort by all those involved, with excellent coordination to try and locate the inflatable by HM Coastguard, Falmouth - thankfully a false alarm with good intent.

Pictured with volunteer crew members, Jack Shannon and Elliot Andrews, is the inflatable puffin which was the cause of the incident.

Penlee RNLI Coxswain Patch Harvey said: ‘Thankfully this evenings launch proved to be a false alarm reported with very good intent. It saw all our maritime rescue agencies working together in unison. A rapid coordinated response by all those involved. ‘Blow-up toys and airbeds are designed for pools, not the sea where they can easily be swept out. If you do use them at the beach, then ensure children are closely supervised, keep near the shore, only use them between the red and yellow flags, always follow the lifeguard’s advice, do not take them out in big waves and never use them when orange windsock is flying, as this indicates offshore winds which will blow inflatables further out to sea.'

Weather - NNE 4, slight sea.

 

 

 Shout 21/06/18@ 18:00 top of page

 

Whilst preparing for evening exercise both Penlee lifeboats were tasked to search for an overdue Kayaker. A report had been given that he (accompanied by 2 dogs) was on the way from Porthleven to Mousehole. Contact with the Mousehole harbour master confirmed that the Kayaker had not arrived in Mousehole and fears for his safety arose.

After a search of the coast and bay area between Porthleven and Mousehole turned up nothing the search was called off.

The Kayaker was confirmed later to be safe and well and thought to have camping equipment with him, so probably stopped off in a cove somewhere for the night.

ALB Crew: Cox Patch, Mech Tony, Will, Jack, Paul & Marcel

ILB Crew: Helm Ben, Tom & Eliot

Weather: NE 5-6, 1m swell & good visibility

 

 

 Shout 15/06/18@ 08:26 top of page

 

Penlee Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched at 08:26am at the request of Falmouth Coastguard. We were tasked to assist a 6m fishing vessel that had suffered a fouled propeller near Tater-Dhu Lighthouse. The lifeboat towed the vessel to Newlyn Harbour arriving at 09:45am

Weather - West 3, calm sea, 1m swell.

Crew - Ben Keogh (Helm), Dan Sell, Tom Matson, and Andrew Wood.

 

 

 Shout 10/06/18@ 15:05 top of page

 

At 3.10pm in the afternoon of Sunday 10th June and at the request of Falmouth Coastguard the Inshore lifeboat 'Mollie & Ivor Dent launched from Newlyn. We were tasked to give safety advice to a person on a jet-ski who was travelling at speeds of at least 30-knots very close to the shoreline between Long Rock and Marazion beach.

With lots of people and young children swimming in the sea, potentially this could have caused a very serious accident. As the ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ approached the area the crew found that the jet-skier had returned to the shore.

Polite words of advice and a safety brief were given by officers from the Devon & Cornwall Police who had also arrived on scene.

‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ returned to station arriving at 3:40pm.

 

 

 Shout 10/06/18@ 10:48 top of page

 

 

At 10.48 on Sunday 10th June, the volunteer crew of the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ were just about to head out of Newlyn on their Sunday morning exercise when a VHF Pan-Pan message was sent out by HM Coastguard at Falmouth.

They reported a kayak adrift off Poldhu Cove near Mullion with a person in the water, and tasked the Penlee Inshore lifeboat to attend. The Lizard RNLI lifeboat was also tasked to launch and Mullion Coastguard Coastguard Rescue Team were in attendance.

The Inshore lifeboat was almost on scene when they received an update that the kayaker had swum ashore to Poldhu Cove and was safe and well. They were then tasked by the Coastguard to recover the kayak which was expertly paddled back to the beach by crew member, Elliot Andrews.

Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team were looking after the kayaker who was cold and tired - he was given a warm drink and slowly warmed up. Yet again a magnificent effort from all those involved.

Crew - Helm Will Treneer, Paul Boulton, Elliot Andrews and Andrew Wood.

Weather - Fine, flat calm, NE-2

 

 

 Shout 05/06/18@ 14:15 top of page
 

 

At 1.15pm on 5th June 2018 the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ slipped her moorings on a pre-arranged launch and left port to assist the Troon registered scallop trawler TN37 ‘Philomena’.

The 90-foot ‘Philomena’, which had suffered gear box problems, was able to secure a tow back to Newlyn from another local trawler but needed the assistance of the lifeboat to enter the harbour safely.

The lifeboat’s volunteer crew attached a tow rope and using the smaller vessel ‘Danmark’ as a brake, manoeuvred the ‘Philomena’ through the gaps to a mooring.

Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Relief Mechanic Paul Gamble, Rich Nabo Nicholls, Mike Isles, Jack Shannon, Andrew Stevens & Andrew Wood.

 

 

 Shout 04/06/18@ 18:51 top of page

 

At 6.51pm on 5th June 2018 the crew pagers sounded and the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ was heading out through the gaps just six minutes later - 16 volunteer crew members responded to their pagers and arrived at the station but only 7 were required - an amazing response.

We were tasked to launch by HM Coastguard at Falmouth who had received a request for assistance from the 50-foot Turn to Starboard yacht ‘Kikila’. The yacht, with four people onboard, was becalmed and had suffered engine failure 7 miles south of Newlyn. The ‘Kikila’ left St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly yesterday morning on the last leg of her journey from Croatia to Falmouth.

Having spent 68 days at sea, travelling 3,500 nautical miles, and just 25 miles from Falmouth, the lack of wind and engine problems stopped the ‘Kikila’ in her tracks. Her crew battled to get the engine going all day to no avail. Eventually having spent 9 hours at sea, they had no choice than to ask for our assistance.

The ‘Ivan Ellen’ lifeboat arrived on scene at 7.20pm and immediately took the ‘Kikila’ under tow. On the approach to Newlyn Harbour she was rafted alongside, manoeuvred safely through the gaps, and birthed on the Mary Williams Pier. Her crew then joined us at the boathouse for a catch up and a welcome cuppa.

Crew - Cox Patch Harvey, Mech Tony Rendle, Marcel Le Bretton, Jack Shannon, Elliot Andrews, Will Treneer and Sam Kent.

Weather - Flat calm with a very slight breeze from the north.

The Turn to Starboard charity helps serving and retired Armed Forces personnel, and their families, readjust after operational tours and assists them in meeting the unique demands placed on them by Service life. Their focus is on resettlement, reintegration and reinforcing a sense of value and belonging. To find out more about this amazing charity visit

http://www.turntostarboard.co.uk/

 

 

 Shout 23/05/18@ 17:18 top of page

 

At 5.18pm at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched on service from Newlyn. A 999 call had been received from a very concerned parent who reported that her daughter and two teenage friends were in difficulties near the entrance of Penzance Harbour.

In near perfect weather conditions on an incoming tide the lifeboat sped across the bay and was quickly on scene. On arrival the crew located three girls standing chest deep in the water amongst a rocky reef just off the shore to the east side of the Albert Pier. All three were very cold and indicated that they’d been stuck in that position for over an hour. It was a very tricky place for the Inshore lifeboat to manoeuvre due to the state of the tide and the rocky reef. However, the volunteer crew just managed to make it and grabbed the girls to safety. They were taken back to Penzance Harbour, landed on the Albert Pier slipway, and handed over to the care of the Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team who were waiting with blankets.

The girls were checked over and although their core temperatures were very low they were otherwise ok. We have since received this thank you message - Thank you so much for helping my daughter and friends, we are so grateful. She will be making a donation and having many more lectures from us about staying safe and respecting the sea. (We thought we had taught her better)!

Crew - Helm James Roberts, Andrew Wood & Will Treneer.

 

 

 Shout 19/05/18@ 21:31 top of page
 

At 9.31pm last night at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth both lifeboats launched from Newlyn.

A 999 call had been received from a concerned member of the public who reported that an 11-foot boat appeared to be in difficulty near rocks just off The Old Coastguard at Mousehole.

In fast fading light the unlit rowing boat, with one person onboard, was quickly located and the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ towed it back to Mousehole. It would appear that a rowlock had snapped off making rowing impossible.

Both lifeboats arrived back on station at 10.00pm and were made ready for their next service.

ILB Crew - Helm James Roberts, Sam Kent & Elliott Andrews.

ALB Crew - Cox Karl, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, Paul Boulton, Adrian Bick, Jason Ward & Andrew Wood.

 

 

 Shout 19/05/18@ 12:49 top of page
 

The Inshore Lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ was requested to launch by HM Coastguard, Falmouth after a member of the public had reported seeing a capsized sailing dinghy near Penzance Sailing Club. It was believed that the two occupants, who were in the sea, were having difficulties.

The ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched at 12.49pm and was quickly on scene. They found that all was in order - capsize drill and practice.

A false alarm with very good intent.

 

 

 Shout 18/05/18@ 12:54 top of page
 

At 1.00pm on 18th May, in near perfect weather conditions, the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a 32-foot trawler ‘Shiralee’ which had mechanical problems SSW of the Wolf Rock.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 2.10pm and the disabled vessel was quickly taken under tow, arriving back in Newlyn at 5.40pm.

Crew - Staff Coxswain Karl Sargent, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Kenny Downing, Andrew Wood, Andrew Stevens & Mike Iles.  

 

 

 Shout 15/05/18@ 07:44 top of page
           

 

At 7.44am, at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a 25-foot Newlyn fishing vessel with two persons onboard that had suffered steering failure 6 miles SE of Newlyn.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 8.05am and the stricken vessel was quickly taken under tow. On the approach to Newlyn Harbour the volunteer lifeboat crew rafted the fishing vessel alongside and brought her safely through the gaps, she was then escorted to her moorings.

The ‘Ivan Ellen’ returned to station at 9.30am where she was washed down and made ready for her next service.

Weather - Fine, calm sea, N-Force 3, good visibility.

Crew - Cox Patch, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Rich Nabo Nicholls, Jack Shannon, Andrew Wood, Tom Ritchie & Elliot Andrews.
           

 

 

 Shout 03/05/18@ 09:24 top of page

 

At 9.42am the Penlee Lifeboat, 'Ivan Ellen', launched on service from Newlyn to investigate reports of a red flare in a position 12 miles SE of Lizard Point. Also on scene were our colleagues from Falmouth Lifeboat, The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station, and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 who all assisted in a coordinated systematic search of the area in question.

After several hours of extensive searching nothing was found and all crews returned to their respective stations. The Ivan Ellen lifeboat arrived back on station at 12.29pm and was made ready for her next service.

Crew ALB - Cox Patch, Mech Tony Rendle, Tom Matson, Neville Pittman, Jason Ward, Tom Pascoe & Andrew Wood.

           

Weather on scene - Light NW winds slight sea (1m swell) with good visibility

 

 

 Shout 02/05/18@ 21:42 top of page

 

At 9.36pm both Penlee lifeboats were paged by Falmouth Coastguard and tasked to help the Police and Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team to search for a missing person near Long Rock.

Using a thermal imaging camera and powerful search lights the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ and the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ conducted a shoreline search, whilst the Coastguard Rescue team and the Police carried out searches on shore.

At 11.10pm both lifeboats returned to Newlyn, despite a thorough search by all units nothing was found.

Crew ALB - Cox Patch, Mech Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, Will Treneer, Jason Ward, Tom Pascoe & Sam Kent.

Crew ILB - James Roberts, Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood & Tom Matson

Weather on scene - Light NW winds slight sea

 

 

 Shout 30/04/18@ 13:21 top of page
 

At 1.21pm the Ivan Ellen lifeboat launched for a second time to assist the Irish trawler Ellie-Adhamh. The volunteer crew of the Ivan Ellen lifeboat spent a couple hours pumping her out as water had entered the galley.

The Ellie-Adhamh soon became upright in Newlyn Harbour, none the worse for her fall and ready to return to sea.

 

 

 Shout 30/04/18@ 12:04 top of page

 

At 12.03pm the crew pagers sounded and both lifeboats were tasked to launch by HM Coastguard, Falmouth. They were tasked to go to the assistance of a 25-meter twin rig trawler Ellie-Adhamh WD206 of Rosslare, Co Wexford, which had keeled over on its side from the North Pier in Newlyn Harbour.

The all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ and her volunteer crew launched at 12.09pm (the Inshore lifeboat was stood down just after launch) and went across the harbour to check on the safety and welfare of the trawlers crew. There were eight persons onboard WD206, including two fishery officers, who were all caught in the fish room when the trawler keeled over.

Staff from Newlyn Harbour Authority were on scene and took control of the situation. The lifeboat was stood down but remains on stand-by. It’s hoped that the trawler will re-float on this evenings high tide.

Crew - Cox Patch, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Chris Yacoubian, Jason Ward, Tom Matson & Neville Pittman.

 

 

 Shout 26/04/18@ 09:31 top of page
 

At 9.35am and at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth, the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a 24-foot local fishing vessel ‘Go-For-It’, with one person onboard, which had developed a mechanical fault 8 miles west of The Lizard. The lifeboat arrived on scene at 10.00am, a tow rope was attached, and the vessel was towed back to Newlyn arriving at 11.30am.

Crew - Patch (Cox), Tony (Mech), Andrew Stevens, Andrew Wood, James Roberts & Rich Nabo Nicholls.

 

 

 Shout 19/04/18@ 13:00 top of page

 

At 1.00pm at the request of the Newlyn Harbour Master, and with the agreement of the Penlee Lifeboat Operations Manager, the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ slipped her moorings and went to the assistance of 50-foot trawler with 3 persons onboard that had gone aground on a mud bank at the entrance to Newlyn Harbour.

The trawler was listing to port, and with a further 2 hours of ebb tide, there was a danger that she would roll over onto her port side and possibly sink on the incoming tide.

Within minutes the volunteer crew had connected a tow rope, at this stage it didn’t look like the vessel would move as it was hard aground and listing heavily. Gradually, on each swell, the ‘Ivan Ellen’ managed to drag the trawler a few feet at a time and eventually she was towed to safety in deeper water outside Newlyn Harbour. A message of thanks has since been received via our Facebook page from the skipper of the vessel in question.

Crew....Patch Harvey (cox), Tony Rendle (mech), Kenny Downing, Tom Pascoe, and Ben Keogh.

 

 

 Shout 13/04/18@ 20:00 top of page
 

 

Both Penlee Lifeboats launched to search for an overdue kayaker who had left Praa Sands to paddle across Mount’s Bay to Lamorna. 

The kayaker was located just entering Lamorna.

 

 

 Shout 13/04/18@ 19:35 top of page
 

Both Penlee Lifeboats were tasked to go to the Rinsey Head area regarding a concern for welfare

 

 

 Shout 13/04/18@ 09:15 top of page
 

 

At 9.15am, in flat calm conditions, the Inshore Lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a 24-foot local fishing vessel with a fouled propeller.

Coxswain Patch Harvey was at the helm, with Mechanic Tony Rendle and volunteer crewman, Adrian Bick alongside him.

The lifeboat steamed down the western shore as far as Lamorna. At 9.30am they rendezvoused with the casualty vessel which was being towed by another Newlyn fishing boat, the ‘Sovereign’, owned and skippered by volunteer lifeboatman, Will Treneer. The tow was quickly transferred to the lifeboat, allowing Will to return to his days fishing, and the disabled vessel was towed safely back to Newlyn arriving at 10.25am.

 

 

 Shout 20/03/18@ 13:05 top of page
           

 

At 1.05pm the crew pagers sounded and the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ was tasked to launch by HM Coastguard at Falmouth. A ‘999’ call had been received from a local female stand up paddle boarder who was struggling against a strong northerly wind Force 5 just south of St. Michael's Mount.

At 1.08pm the lifeboat launched and was quickly heading out of Newlyn Harbour. With local fisherman Will Treneer at the helm, and crew members James Roberts & Andrew Wood onboard, the ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ sped across Mount’s Bay arriving on scene, about a third of a mile south of St. Michael’s Mount, at 1.18pm.

The paddle boarder had been battling with a strong wind & incoming tide for sometime and quickly realised that some help was required. Thankfully she was well equipped to deal with such an emergency, and was able to contact the Coastguard via the ‘999’ system using her mobile phone which was carried in a waterproof case.

The crew of the ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ took the female onboard and conveyed her back to the beach at Marazion. They arrived back in Newlyn at 1.40pm...job done!

 

 

 Shout 13/03/18@ 17:05 top of page

 

At just after 5pm the crew pagers sounded and the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ was tasked to launch by HM Coastguard, Falmouth for a medical evacuation from the 234-tonne 34.29m Belgian beam trawler Z53 ‘Van Eyck’.

The lifeboat steamed down the western shore and met up with the ‘Van Eyck’ about 2 miles off Lamorna - the trawler was escorted into the calmer waters of Mount’s Bay where the casualty, a middle aged male with a suspected ankle injury, was transferred to the Ivan Ellen lifeboat. He was quickly taken back to Newlyn and is currently undergoing hospital treatment.

 

 

 Shout 17/02/18@ 18:55 top of page

 

At 6.54pm the pagers sounded and the volunteer crew at Penlee were tasked to launch by HM Coastguard, Falmouth - a lone angler had been cut off by the tide on Bell Rock, near the old lifeboat station at Penlee Point. He had been fishing since about 3.00pm but soon realised that the tide had caught him out. Thankfully the angler was able to contact the Coastguard to summon help.

A total of 12 volunteer crew members left the comfort of their homes and responded to this shout - a great turn out on a Saturday night. Within 6 minutes of the pager alert the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ headed out of Newlyn Harbour and was quickly on scene at Bell Rock. The angler, who was wet and extremely cold, was located immediately and taken onboard the Inshore lifeboat. He was swiftly conveyed back to the safety of Newlyn Harbour - from start to finish this rescue took just 8 minutes!

On arrival in Newlyn the lifeboat was met by members of the Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team - they helped the angler up to the lifeboat station, checked him over, and warmed him up with a good cup of tea - teamwork at it’s very best!

Crew: Helm James Roberts, Sam Kent & Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood.

Weather: Heavy driving rain, Wind - SW Force 3-4, moderate sea.
           

 

 

 Shout 16/02/18@ 10:07 top of page
 

At 10.15am on 16th Feb, in near perfect weather conditions, the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a local 33-foot netter, with two persons onboard, that had broken down with gear box problems half-a-mile SE of Newlyn gaps.

 

The lifeboat was quickly on scene, rafting the netter alongside and towing her safely back to a berth on the pontoon in Newlyn Harbour...job done!

 

Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Andrew Wood, Andrew Stevens, Chris Yacoubian and Jason Ward.

 

 

 Shout 09/02/18@ 06:57 top of page

 

At 6.57am Friday 9 February the pagers sounded and our volunteer crew were requested to launch the all-weather lifeboat. A report had been received from Falmouth Coastguard that a 2-m inflatable boat, with one person on board, had suffered engine failure somewhere in Mount’s Bay. Falmouth Coastguard were alerted to this emergency by a family member who was concerned about the safety and welfare of her relative. The lone fisherman had left his home address at about 10.30pm to go on a night-time fishing trip, launching his inflatable boat from Long Rock beach into the darkness of Mount’s Bay at about 1.00am.

Shortly after launching the outboard engine broke down and the fisherman was forced to row against a strong north-westerly wind which was gusting to Force 8 for most of the night - he was unable to make any headway and eventually became extremely tired. Thankfully he was able to use his mobile phone to summon help. Just before daylight, at 7.02am, just 5 minutes after the pagers had sounded, Penlee RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen, launched. They steamed across Mount’s Bay and quickly located the inflatable and its occupant, who was waving a torch to attract their attention, 1-mile south of St Michael’s Mount. The fisherman was very cold, exhausted and extremely relieved to see the lifeboat. He was taken onboard the Ivan Ellen with his inflatable boat and conveyed back to Newlyn. On arrival he was taken to the Lifeboat Station to warm up and have a cup of tea. None the worse for his ordeal he was collected by a family member. The weather conditions at the time were quite poor with a north-westerly wind still gusting to Force 8, it was extremely cold with a choppy sea. Speaking following this call out, Penlee RNLI Coxswain Patch Harvey said: ‘This was an early morning call out for our volunteers who reacted promptly to their pagers. Time is of the essence in these circumstances and the lifeboat was heading out of Newlyn Harbour in 5 minutes. Thankfully we located the casualty really quickly but with a strong north-westerly wind, freezing temperatures of just one degree, and a choppy sea, the end result could easily have been different. This call out is another fine example of our volunteer crew at Penlee being willing to sacrifice the warmth and comfort of their beds for the cold and damp conditions at sea, to help bring others to safety.’

Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood, Will Treneer, Jack Shannon, Sam Kent and Tom Ritchie. 

 

 

 Shout 30/01/18@ 18:28 top of page

 

At 6.40pm on 30th January 2018, at the request of HM Coastguard, Falmouth, the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn in order to assist the Sennen Cove Lifeboat ‘City of London III’ with the tow of TO50 ‘Harriet Eve’, a Newlyn based crabber aptly named after our press officers granddaughter!

 

The ‘Ivan Ellen’ arrived on scene at 7.00pm, about a mile south of Mousehole, and escorted the Sennen Cove Lifeboat and her tow back to Newlyn. A rope was attached from the ‘Ivan Ellen’ lifeboat to the stern of the ‘Harriet Eve’ to act as a brake whilst the ‘City of London III’ towed her safely into harbour.

 

Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, Jack Shannon, Tom Ritchie, Mike Iles and Andrew Stevens.

 

 

 Shout 24/01/18@ 09:29 top of page

 

Coxswain Patch Harvey received a call at his home address from the harbour master at St Michael’s Mount who reported seeing a life-belt floating in the sea south-east of the island.

Patch informed HM Coastguard at Falmouth and they tasked the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ to recover the life-belt, and if appropriate carry out a search of the area.

At 9.35am the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ headed out through the gaps and across the bay to St Michael’s Mount. Her crew quickly located the life-belt bearing the name of ‘Energy Patriot’ and recovered it onboard. This information was passed back to Falmouth Coastguard who were able to confirm that the ‘Energy Patriot’, a 29,605-ton oil tanker, was safely at anchor off the west coast of Morocco between Casablanca and Rabat.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to Newlyn.

Crew - Cox Patch Harvey, Mech Tony Rendle, David Pascoe, Andrew Stevens, Will Treneer, Thomas Pascoe & Andrew Wood.

Weather - WSW Force 6-7, squally showers, 3m swell.

 

 

 Shout 17/01/18@ 17:15 top of page
 

The all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of the ‘Mor Briez’, a 21.22m 128-ton French trawler, with a crew of 5, that was taking on water in her fish room 8 miles SSE of Newlyn.

On arrival, the volunteer crew of the Ivan Ellen made an immediate assessment of the situation and escorted the ‘Mor Briez’ back into Newlyn Harbour where a pump was placed onboard. The crew then assisted with the pumping out process for the next two hours.

The ‘Mor Briez’ will undergo a further inspection at low water tomorrow.

Crew - Cox Patch Harvey, Mech Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, David Pascoe, Andrew Wood, Jack Shannon and Elliot Andrews.

Weather - Westerly Force 7, squally showers, moderate sea.