Latest Penlee Lifeboat Launches

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Date

Time Reason  Boat   Weather  Cox's Comments
29/08/19 16:45 Assist 2 people cut off by incoming tide ILB TBD Attended scene, 1person had made their own way to safety, transferred remaining person to safety
23/08/19 13:55 Urgent call to missing divers BOTH SE 3-4 Divers located by Patch (Who was off duty) and reunited with their rib. Both lifeboats and Rescue 924, were ‘stood down’
15/08/19 10:59 Assist Ambulance service to get injured fisherman off boat ALB N/A Launched in Newlyn harbour to assist Ambulance service
10/08/19 12:35 Take over escort of French Trawler from St.Ives ALB ALB TBD Vessel taking on water, escorted into Newlyn
29/07/19 21:56 Fishing vessel with 4 persons onboard with fouled propeller ALB SE 6-7 Cut vessel free from net and towed into Newlyn harbour
27/07/19 11:58 15ft vessel broken down 1mile south of Gear Pole ILB N 4 Vessel towed into harbour
16/07/19 22:36 Shoreline Search at request of D&C Police BOTH TBD No further details available
16/07/19 17:05 lifeboat returned to standby vessel involved in earlier shout ALB TBD Stoodby to maintain safety of other shipping
16/07/19 15:32 Local fishing vessel on fire with 2 persons onboard ALB TBD Arrived on scene, 2 fishermen in liferaft recovered and brought into Newlyn
02/07/19 17:31 Re-tasked from previous service with reports of potential second casualty in water BOTH NE 4-5 Searched area advised, nothing found
02/07/19 17:31 Reports of casualty in the water off Penzance Promanade BOTH NE 4-5 Casualty was onshore and Casualty care was being administered by PZ coastguard team. Casualty was then transferred to ILB and onward to ALB for airlift with SAR helicopter to Treliske hospital
28/06/19 17:30 Assist 16m Yacht disabled with fouled propeller and no wind ALB ENE 2 Towed into Newlyn harbour
28/06/19 16:45 Reports that a surfer was possibly in trouble off Perranuthnoe beach ILB NE 2 ILB searched area nothing found
28/06/19 12:48 Person in water at Prussia Cove BOTH ESE 4 Both Lifeboats attended and transferred casualty to Praa sands for airlift
12/06/19 11:00 PAN-PAN message received to assist a small 10-foot tender that had broken down ILB ENE 2 Vessel was towed back to Penzance Harbour
01/06/19 11:30 Assist a dinghy with 4 persons on board ILB S 3-4 Dinghy located off Penlee Point. Assistance given
21/05/19 21:12 22ft Yacht with engine failure, no wind and 4 persons on board ALB N 2-3 Rafted vessel and brought into Penzance harbour
17/05/19 14:45 TBD ILB N 4-5 TBD
16/05/19 11:53 Assist 36-foot local fishing vessel with four crew on board, 11 miles SE of Newlyn ALB ESE 4-5 The vessel was taking in water, her engines had failed. Lizard ALB already on scene, handed over to Penlee to tow into Newlyn
15/05/19 12:19 Two swimmers in difficulty off Poldhu Cove BOTH E 4-5 Lifeboats retasked after completing exercise, when lifeboats arrived on scene, swimmers were safely on the beach 
23/04/19 19:15 TBD BOTH ESE 4 TBD
19/04/19 17:57 Assistance of two kayakers who were in distress off Gunwalloe ILB E 1-2 Located kayakers, one was in the water, taken ashore by ILB and other escorted to shore
17/04/19 11:42 34ft Yacht broken down with 2 persons onboard ALB ESE 4-5 Vessel towed into Newlyn harbour
12/04/19 14:40 Assist Kayaker in difficulty off Porthleven BOTH ESE 5-6 ILB located casualty who was holding onto a buoy and took him into Porthleven. ALB was requested as back-up in case casualty extraction was required
09/04/19 23:00 90-foot, 200-ton beam trawler ‘with five crew on board broken down . BOTH SE 2 Tow taken over by lifeboat and berthed in Newlyn
09/04/19 19:04 Assist a 32-foot fishing vessel, with two persons onboard, that had suffered engine failure ALB NE 2 Vessel towed into Newlyn harbour.
06/04/19 16:19 Reports of Surfer requiring assistance ILB E 5-6 ILB whilst out on training tasked to check on surfer, Surfer OK, ILB returned to training exercise
30/03/19 14:55 Assist two people on a double kayak had capsized off Church Cove BOTH N 3-4 Both casualties made it to the rocks, one managed to get help, the other was transferred back to the beach by ILB
26/03/19 07:31 A 28-foot yacht, with one person onboard, had suffered engine failure, five miles SE of Newlyn. ALB Calm helped to retrieve the anchor then towed the yacht back to Newlyn harbour
25/03/19 10:41 Reports of a dog in difficulties in the sea near Marazion ILB NNE 4-5 The dog made it back to shore. The lifeboat was then stood down.
23/03/19 00:27 Crew alerted via paging system as per usual - HM Coastguard paged incorrect station N/A N/A No Launch
17/03/19 09:50 Reports of Surfer requiring assistance ILB NW 6 ILB whilst out on training tasked to check on surfer, Surfer OK, ILB returned to training exercise
13/03/19 03:20 Assist Sennen cove Lifeboat with rescue of French trawler 'La Fanette' with engine failure ALB W 9 All 6 crew onboard 'La Fanette' were airlifted to safety. Both Sennen and Penlee returned to Newlyn
27/02/19 13:05 Assist upturned vessel ALB SE 2-3 TBD
18/02/19 16:46 Assist local fishing boat with fouled propeller ALB WNW 3-4 Towed vessel into Newlyn
10/02/19 16:24 Windsurfer in difficulty off Marazion ILB WNW 7-8 Windsurfer assisted to shore by nearby fellow windsurfer. ILB stood by, casualty confirmed as OK. 
08/02/19 14:15 Life raft spotted in sea off Lamorna ALB SW 7-8 recovered life raft and brought it back to Newlyn harbour
25/01/19 13:25 Swimmer in difficulty near Praa Sands ILB N 4 ILB stood down shortly after launching. Casualty confirmed as OK. 
13/01/19 14:31 Person on St.Michael's mount in need of medical assistance BOTH WNW 5-6 ILB picked casualty up from shore, transferred to ALB and transferred to awaiting paramedics in Newlyn
10/01/19 15:12 Medical evacuation of an injured person at bottom of cliff near Mullion ILB N 3 Person taken from cliff to Mullion harbour and handed over to Ambulance. 
10/01/19 13:51 5-metre sailing yacht thought to be adrift with no one onboard ILB N 3 The vessel was quickly located at anchor between Mousehole Harbour and St Clements Island - it’s owner was located safe and well
07/01/19 17:06 Search for a vulnerable missing person near Perranuthnoe BOTH WNW 4 Person found by Police, Search called off. 
04/01/19 13:02 Assist 44ft Ketch with engine failure ALB SSE 2-3 The Ivan Ellen arrived on scene the yacht was taken under tow back to Newlyn
01/01/19 13:41 Shoreline search after clothing spotted in sea ILB N 2 Clothing recovered, search carried out, nothing further found. 

 

 Launch details:

 

 

 Shout 29/08/19@ 16:45 top of page

 

At 4.51pm our Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched from Newlyn at the request of the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre. The volunteer crew were tasked to assist two people who were cut off by the incoming tide near Prussia Cove.

The Inshore lifeboat sped across Mount’s Bay, arriving on scene in just 7 minutes. Her crew immediately located one casualty on the rocks - this person was quickly transferred to the lifeboat and conveyed safely back to the beach at Prussia Cove. The second person had managed to swim ashore.

Porthleven Coastguard Team were also on scene to give assistance.

ILB Crew - James Roberts (Helm) Andrew Wood and Sam Kent.

 

 

 Shout 23/08/19@ 13:55 top of page

 

At 1.55pm both our lifeboats launched from Newlyn after receiving a tasking request from the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre.

Our coxswain Patch Harvey, who was off duty with his family and out in Mount’s Bay in his own boat, was approached by a Dive Rib near to St Michael’s Mount. The rib came alongside and it’s occupant informed Patch that two of his divers were missing south of St Michael’s Mount. Patch immediately contacted Falmouth Coastguard and quickly joined the search for the missing divers. Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 based in Newquay was also tasked.

At approximately 2.00pm, just after the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’, the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’, and Rescue 924 had launched, Patch and his family found the divers on the surface 1.5 miles SW of St Michael’s Mount. After checking that they were ok and not requiring any medical treatment the divers were reunited with their Dive Rib. Both lifeboats and Rescue 924, who had by then arrived on scene, were ‘stood down’ and returned to station at 2.30pm.

Weather - SE 3-4 slight sea. 1m swell.

Penlee ALB crew - Tommy Cocking (Cox), Marcel Le Bretton (Mech), Kenny Downing, Andrew Stevens & Stu Farrell.

Penlee ILB crew - James Roberts (Helm), Andrew Wood & Amy Smith.

 

 

 Shout 15/08/19@ 10:59 top of page

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ALB Self launch to assist Paramedics to get an injured fisherman off a Beam Trawler in Newlyn harbour. The tide being low at the time, the Paramedics would struggle to get the injured fisherman up onto the Quay, so transferring the casualty to the lifeboat and then onto the pontoons is much safer and easier.

 

 

 Shout 10/08/19@ 12:35 top of page
           

 

On Sat 10th August in the morning the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre received reports of a 22-metre French trawler taking on water 15 nautical miles NNW of St Ives Head.

Our colleagues from St Ives Lifeboat Station were immediately tasked and launched the all-weather Shannon class lifeboat ‘Nora Stachura’ into very poor weather conditions. The volunteer crew faced waves of around 20-foot, but pushed on as quickly as the prevailing weather conditions would allow.

On arrival the crew established that the vessel was taking on water in the stern of the boat. The conditions were far too poor to transfer any salvage pump, or indeed any crew members onto the casualty vessel. Thankfully the crew of the trawler were able to get the intake of water under control.

Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter 924 was also on scene, they were able to lower a winchperson with a salvage pump onto the casualty vessel.

Conditions continued to be difficult, the pump was not as effective as it could have been, mainly because the vessel was moving up and down considerably; one minute the pump was under water and the next it wasn’t. The ‘Nora Stachura’ lifeboat stood by the casualty vessel and then started to escort her back towards Newlyn.

At 12.35pm our volunteer crew also received a tasking request from Falmouth Coastguard and launched the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ from Newlyn. With Coxswain Jack Shannon at the helm they were quickly on scene and took over the escort of the trawler just off Cape Cornwall - she was then shadowed and escorted safely back to Newlyn arriving at 5.59pm.

Crew - Coxswain Jack Shannon, Mechanic Marcel Le Bretton, Ben Keogh, Dan Sell, Tom Matson, Mike Iles and Amy Smith.

 

 

 Shout 29/07/19@ 21:56 top of page

 

At 9.56pm the crew of the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ received a launch request from the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre. Reports had been received that a 55-foot local fishing vessel, with 4 persons on board, required immediate assistance in poor weather conditions in Mount’s Bay.

The fishing vessel had fouled its propeller while hauling in a large Seine net. It was unable to manoeuvre due to the strong SE winds and had drifted towards, then collided with the Trinity House vessel ‘MV Galatea’ which was at anchor south of Penzance. The large Seine net then got tangled in the MV Galatea’s propellers.

Penlee Lifeboat launched quickly and arrived on scene at 10:05pm. After a quick assessment it was decide to try and get a rope on the fishing vessel to prevent any further collision with the MV Galatea - with the large Seine net still in the sea there was a real danger that the lifeboat would also get her propellers fouled.

Using the Ivan Ellen’s large spotlights to keep clear of the net, the lifeboat crew managed to connect a rope to the fishing vessel. The net was cut away and the fishing vessel was towed to safety and slowly back towards Newlyn.

Due to the force 6-7 SE wind and rough sea towing a vessel in through the gaps at low tide can be risky due to the large waves breaking across the gaps. However, the ‘Ivan Ellen’ towed the fishing vessel into the harbour without any problems, rafting it alongside, and towing it through the gaps to a berth at Newlyn Fish Market.

The ‘Ivan Ellen’ lifeboat returned to station at 11.30pm where she was refuelled and made ready for her next service.

Both vessels are expected to have divers down this morning to cut away the Seine net that fouled their propellers.

Crew - Patch ( Coxswain), Craig Neal ( Mechanic ), David Pascoe, Ben Keogh, Will Treneer, James Roberts and Richard Nicholls.

 

 

 Shout 27/07/19@ 11:58 top of page


 

The Penlee Inshore lifeboat, 'Molly and Ivor Dent' launched to assist a 5m (15ft) vessel with engine failure 1 mile south of Gear Pole. The Lifeboat attended scene attached a tow and took the vessel back to the harbour.

Crew - Patch (Helm), Jack and Marcel.

 

 

 Shout 16/07/19@ 22:36 top of page

Penlee ILB track

 

Shoreline search at request of Devon and Cornwall Police. No further details available to report on.       

           

           

 

 

 Shout 16/07/19@ 17:05 top of page

Photo: Theresa Appleton

 

At 17:05 the Penlee all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ returned to stand by the stricken vessel from the previous shout.

The vessel was reported later as sunk.

 

 

 Shout 16/07/19@ 15:32 top of page

Photo: Tom Woffenden

 

At 15:32 the Penlee all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ went to the assistance of a local fishing vessel which had caught fire off Porthcurno. Our colleagues from Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station also launched to assist.

The two male casualties had abandoned their vessel to a life raft and were picked up by the crew of the Ivan Ellen lifeboat - both were safe and well. They were swiftly returned to very relieved awaiting family members in Newlyn.

The Ivan Ellen was immediately refuelled and returned to stand by the stricken vessel.

The vessel was reported later as sunk.      

                       

           

 

 

 Shout 02/07/19@ 17:31 top of page

 

Both lifeboats were then re-tasked by HM Coastguard to commence further search of the area to ensure there were no other casualties involved.           

Following a search of the area, nothing further was found and both lifeboats were stood down.

           

 

 

Shout 02/07/19@ 17:31

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At 5.21pm this evening, at the request of the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre, the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ and the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched on service from Newlyn.

Reports were received from members of the public that a person had been seen floating face down in the water just off Penzance Promenade.

In near perfect weather conditions, the Inshore lifeboat and her volunteer crew sped across the bay and were quickly on scene. They found that a male person had already been recovered to a slipway near to the Jubilee Pool by officers from Devon & Cornwall Police. Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance and assisted police officers with casualty care.

The ILB crew immediately requested the attendance of Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924. On its arrival, accompanied by three members of the Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team who continued with casualty care, the male person was secured in a stretcher, placed onboard the Inshore lifeboat and quickly transferred to the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’.

On the arrival of Rescue 924, two paramedics were winched down on to the deck of the Ivan Ellen. The casualty was then airlifted and conveyed to Treliske Hospital, Truro.

Sadly the person failed to regain consciousness and has passed away.

ILB Crew - Helm James Roberts, Marcel Le Bretton, Amy Smith and Dan Sell.

ALB Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Mechanic Rich Nicholls, David Pascoe, Mike Isles, Andrew Wood and Sam Kent.

 

 

 Shout 28/06/19@ 17:30 top of page

 

All-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen launched on service out into Mount’s Bay to tow a 16-metre yacht back to Newlyn. The vessel has suffered a fouled propeller and is becalmed.

Crew - Coxswain Jack Shannon, Mechanic Marcel Le Bretton, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Dan Sell, Andrew Wood, James Roberts and Amy Smith.       

 

 

 Shout 28/06/19@ 16:45 top of page

 

At 4.44pm the Inshore lifeboat Mollie and Ivor Dent launched from Newlyn at the request of the Coastguard Operations Centre at Falmouth.

With Andrew Wood at the helm, and volunteer crew members Amy Smith, James Roberts and Dan Sell onboard they sped across Mount's Bay to Perranuthnoe. Reports had been received from two German tourists that a surfer was possibly in trouble off the beach.

The lifeboat carried out a shoreline search with a negative result - false alarm reported with good intent.

 

 

 Shout 28/06/19@ 12:48 top of page

 

Following multiple calls to HM Coastguard, both Penlee Lifeboats together with Devon & Cornwall Police, HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, HM Coastguard cliff rescue teams and paramedics were tasked to Prussia Cove with reports of a man had got into difficulty in the sea.

The man was recovered from the water by a lifeguard and treated by paramedics on scene prior to being transferred to neighbouring Praa Sands beach for airlift to hospital.  

Devon and Cornwall Police have since confirmed that the man passed away. A very sad outcome for all members of the rescue services involved. Our thoughts are with the man's Family and friends at this sad time.

 

 

 Shout 12/06/19@ 11:00 top of page
                                   

 

At 11am the Inshore Lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ and her volunteer crew - Will Treneer (Helm), Andrew Wood and Amy Smith launched on service from Newlyn.

HM Coastguard Operations Centre at Falmouth had put out a PAN-PAN message for any boat in the area to assist a small 10-foot tender that had broken down one-and-a-half miles south of St Michael’s Mount. The tender had been heading from Prussia Cove to Marazion and lost it’s engine power about halfway.

PAN-PAN is the international urgency signal that is used as a preface to a VHF transmission when the safety of a person or the boat is in serious jeopardy but no immediate danger exists, but it could escalate into a mayday situation.

The ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ was quickly on scene, arriving at 11.05am, and the vessel was towed safely back to Penzance Harbour. The lifeboat arrived back in Newlyn at 12-noon and was made ready for her next service.

 

 

 Shout 01/06/19@ 11:30 top of page
           

 

Assist a small dinghy with 4 persons on board off Penlee point

 

 

 Shout 21/05/19@ 21:12 top of page

 

At 9.12pm the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of 22-foot yacht, with 4 persons on board, after a faint call for help was heard on VHF Channel 16 by the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre.

The yacht had suffered total engine failure SE of Penzance and with no wind was unable to make any headway.

The ‘Ivan Ellen’ quickly arrived on scene, rafted the yacht alongside and towed it to Penzance Harbour.        

 

 

 Shout 17/05/19@ 14:45 top of page
           

 

Awaiting information

           

 

 

 Shout 16/05/19@ 11:53 top of page

 

The all-weather lifeboat 'Ivan Ellen' launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a 36-foot local fishing vessel ‘Girl Pamela’, with four crew on board, 11 miles SE of Newlyn. The vessel was taking in water, her engines had failed, and her crew required immediate assistance.

Our colleagues at The Lizard Lifeboat Station were also tasked to assist by Falmouth Coastguard. They arrived swiftly on scene just 12 minutes after launching.

Thankfully by this time, the skipper and crew of the ‘Girl Pamela’ had managed to stop the ingress of sea water and had pumped the vessel out. Unfortunately the engine could not be restarted so the Lizard lifeboat stood by until we arrived on scene.

The crew of the ‘Ivan Ellen’ connected a tow rope and headed back towards Newlyn - the Lizard lifeboat escorted both vessels in case of any further problems.

After a few miles, and happy that the fishing vessel was not taking in any more water, the Lizard lifeboat headed back to station. The ‘Ivan Ellen’ continued to tow the vessel to its home port of Newlyn arriving at 2.15pm.

 

 

 Shout 15/05/19@ 12:19 top of page

 

Both Penlee lifeboats launched at 12.00pm this afternoon to conduct a joint medical exercise with RNLI lifeguards near St Michaels Mount. 7 casualties with various injuries, including hypothermia and drowning, were rescued and medically treated by the lifeboat crews and lifeguards. 

At 1.36pm just as the exercise was finishing the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre diverted the all-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen and the Inshore lifeboat Mollie and Ivor Dent to a real incident at Poldhu Cove. Two swimmers had got into difficulties in a large swell and required immediate assistance. Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924, Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team and the Firefighter tri service were also tasked. 

Thankfully, just as Rescue 924 and both lifeboats arrived on scene the swimmers made it safely back to the beach. We remained on scene with the helicopter while the casualties were being assessed but were stood down shortly after - one swimmer was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Weather - East 5, moderate sea conditions, 5ft swell. 

ALB crew - Patch (cox) Tony Rendle, Nev Pitman, Jason Ward, Stu Farell, Dr Matthew Boulter, ALM Guy Botterill.

ILB crew - Dave Pascoe - Helm, Andrew Wood, and Amy Smith.

 

 

 Shout 23/04/19@ 19:15 top of page
           

 

Awaiting information

           

 

 

 Shout 19/04/19@ 17:57 top of page

 

At 5.57pm this evening the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ and her volunteer crew launched on service from Newlyn. They were tasked by the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre to go to the assistance of two kayakers who were in distress off Gunwalloe.

With James Roberts at the helm, and crew members Paul Boulton, Adrian Bick and Amy Smith onboard, the ILB sped across Mount’s Bay arriving on scene in 23 minutes. Our colleagues from The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station had also been tasked to launch.

Members of the Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team, who were on the shore, directed the lifeboat to the casualties. The two kayaks were located about three quarters of a mile off Poldhu. One of the kayaks was clearly sinking, its front could just be seen above the water. The occupant, a male in his late 20’s, who was dressed in a T Shirt and shorts, was in the water clinging to his friends kayak. Neither were wearing life jackets.

The crew immediately recovered the casualty from the water and lifted him onboard the Inshore lifeboat. He was very, very cold, obviously shocked, and exceptionally relieved to have been rescued. The crew wrapped him in blankets and sped back to Mullion Harbour where he was handed over to the care of the Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team. The casualty had a low body temperature but responded well to warming. He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.

The sinking abandoned kayak was then recovered by the Inshore lifeboat, they also escorted the other kayaker safely back to Mullion Cove.

Penlee lifeboat spokesman, Inshore lifeboat helm, James Roberts said, “This shout could have had a very different ending. Both kayakers had taken a huge risk by putting to sea unequipped”.

"Even in fine, calm weather there are strong currents running at all times. No-one should even think about putting out on a kayak without a lifejacket or appropriate clothing - because one slight mishap is all it takes to put them into a life-threatening situation. There is no doubt that the prompt response of our volunteer crew has definitely led to another life saved’.

 

 

 Shout 17/04/19@ 11:42 top of page

 

At 11.52am this morning the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of a 34-foot sailing vessel with engine trouble which had broken down 2.5 miles SW of Tater Du Lighthouse.

With Deputy 2nd Coxswain David Pascoe at the helm, the lifeboat was quickly on scene and the yacht was taken under tow. On arrival at Newlyn it was taken safely through the gaps to a birth on the pontoon.

Crew - Coxswain David Pascoe, Mechanic Marcel Le Bretton, Andrew Stevens, Neville Pittman, Jason Ward, and Amy Smith.

 

 

 Shout 12/04/19@ 14:40 top of page
           

 

Awaiting information

           

 

 

 Shout 09/04/19@ 23:00 top of page

 

Awaiting information

           

 

 

 Shout 09/04/19@ 19:04 top of page

 

Awaiting information

           

 

 

 Shout 06/04/19@ 16:19 top of page
           

 

Awaiting information

           

 

 

 Shout 30/03/19@ 14:55 top of page

 

At 3.02pm on Sat 30th March, following a tasking request from the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre, the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent' launched on service from Newlyn.

A report had been received that two people on a double kayak had capsized off Church Cove. Due to the northerly breeze the kayak had blown away from them. Thankfully they managed to swim to rocks to the north of Poldhu Cove, where one of the casualties clambered over rocks to Poldhu Beach and raised the alarm.

At 3.22pm the Penlee Inshore lifeboat arrived on scene, the crew quickly located the casualty and transferred her to the lifeboat.

They then retrieved the kayak and a paddle that had been recovered by two paddle boarders. The lifeboat crew liaised with Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team, who had also been tasked and were on scene, and the casualty plus kayak were landed safely on Poldhu Beach.

Penlee ILB headed back across the bay arriving back in Newlyn at 4.15pm.

Crew - Andrew Wood, Will Treneer, Tom Matson & Marcel Le Breton.

Weather - North 3-4 slight sea.

 

 

 Shout 26/03/19@ 07:31 top of page

 

Penlee all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ launched at 7.34am on Tuesday 26th March at the request of the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre.

A 28-foot yacht, with one person onboard, had suffered engine failure five miles SE of Newlyn. With no wind at all the yacht was unable to make any headway.

In very calm sea conditions the Ivan Ellen quickly arrived on scene, put a crewman on board to help retrieve the anchor, then towed the yacht back to Newlyn harbour arriving at 9.00am.            

Crew - Patch (Cox) Mechanic Tony Rendle, Andrew Wood, James Roberts, Sam Kent, Amy Smith & Tom Matson.

 

 

 Shout 25/03/19@ 10:41 top of page

 

Penlee Inshore Lifeboat 'Mollie and Ivor Dent' launched from Newlyn at 10:41am on Monday 25th March.

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre received reports of a dog in difficulties in the sea near Marazion and requested the launch of the Inshore lifeboat to assist in its safe recovery. Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked.

As the Mollie and Ivor Dent sped across the bay reports came in that the dog had thankfully made it back to shore, to the delight of its worried owner. The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.

Weather - NNE 4-5 slight sea.

Crew - Andrew Wood (helm), James Roberts, and Amy Smith (her first shout on the ILB)

 

 

 Shout 23/03/19@ 00:27 top of page

 

Awaiting update!

 

 

 Shout 17/03/19@ 09:50 top of page

 

Whilst on a training exercise on Sunday morning, the inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ were diverted to Porthcurno to reports of a surfer caught in a riptide - thankfully their services were not required and the surfer is ok. Back to crew training in the bay!

 

 

 Shout 13/03/19@ 03:20 top of page

 

During the early hours of this morning the crew pagers sounded and the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ was tasked to launch by HM Coastguard Operations Centre to give assistance to our colleagues at Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station.

HM Coastguard was alerted at around 10pm on Tuesday night to the 24 metre French registered fishing vessel, La Fanette which had suffered engine failure. Another fishing vessel went to assist and HM Coastguard requested the launch of Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboat. Despite atrocious weather, Sennen Cove Lifeboat launched but due to 5-6 metre waves on scene and storm force winds, it was impossible for either the fishing vessel or the lifeboat to establish a tow with La Fanette.

The six crew on board were airlifted from the fishing vessel by Newquay Coastguard Rescue Helicopter.

HM Coastguard continues to monitor the drifting vessel.

Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Mechanic Tony Rendle, David Pascoe, Ben Keogh, Andrew Wood, Jack Shannon, and Dan Sell.

 

 

 Shout 27/02/19@ 13:05 top of page

 

Awaiting update

 

 

 Shout 18/02/19@ 16:46 top of page

 

At 4.50pm this afternoon the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ received a launch request from Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre.

A 35-foot local fishing vessel, with two persons on board, was disabled and drifting 6 miles SE of Newlyn due to a fouled propeller.

The Ivan Ellen launched immediately and arrived alongside the fishing vessel in 20 minutes, a rope was attached and the lifeboat towed the vessel towards Newlyn. It was rafted alongside outside the harbour entranc...e then towed to a quay berth.

The ‘Ivan Ellen’ was washed down and ready for service again at 6.30pm.

Weather - WNW 3-4 mod sea 2m swell.

Crew - Patch (Cox), Tony Rendle, Andrew Stevens, Adrian Bick, Amy Smith, Andrew Wood & Marcel Le Bretton.

 

 

 Shout 10/02/19@ 16:24 top of page

 

Penlee Inshore Lifeboat 'Mollie And Ivor Dent' launched at 16:26 this afternoon after Falmouth Coastguard received reports of a Windsurfer in difficulties off Marazion due to strong winds.

Penlee Inshore Lifeboat launched immediately and arrived on scene in five minutes, thankfully another Windsurfer nearby saw the person in difficulties and helped them safely back to the Beach while Penlee Inshore Lifeboat stood by. Our colleagues from Penzance Cliff Rescue Team also attended in case medical attention was needed.

Weather WNW 7-8 mod sea 2m swell.

Crew Dave Pascoe (helm) Andrew Woods Dan Sell Tom Matson

A further 10 crew responded not a bad effort as the pager sounded during the England rugby match.

 

 

 Shout 08/02/19@ 14:15 top of page

 

At 2.15pm this afternoon the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ and her volunteer crew launched on service from Newlyn. A third party report had been received from a member of the public, who was walking on the coast path near Lamorna, and had spotted a life raft drifting off shore.

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre tasked the lifeboat to launch immediately and conduct a search of the area in question.

The Ivan Ellen quickly located a 24 man fully equipped life raft 2.5 nautical miles SE of Newlyn. It was full of water which made recovery quite difficult. After several attempts the crew managed to get the life raft alongside and it was conveyed back to Newlyn.

The life raft was identified as coming from HMS Mersey. They had previously reported its loss to the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre.

HMS Mersey is the youngest of the original batch of River class patrol vessels. She patrols the waters of the UK and up to 200 miles in the Atlantic ensuring that fishing boats and trawlers stick to internationally-agreed quotas.

The life raft will be collected by the Royal Navy early next week.

Weather - Stormy with squally showers, SW Force 7-8, rough sea.

Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Marcel Le Bretton, Jack Shannon, Andrew Stevens, Amy Smith & Will Treneer.

 

 

 Shout 25/01/19@ 13:25 top of page
           

 

ILB launched, casualty confirmed as OK, ILB stood down shortly after launch

 

 

 Shout 13/01/19@ 14:31 top of page

 

Earlier this afternoon Coxswain Patch Harvey received a telephone call from local police Officer, PC Craig Neal (also a crew member) requesting the immediate assistance of both lifeboats at St Michael’s Mount. A male in his early 30’s had taken far too much Insulin and had collapsed on rocks at the waters edge to the south side of St Michael’s Mount.

The launch request was cleared with Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre and the crew pagers sounded at 2.28pm - by 2.34pm the Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’, and the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ were speeding across Mount's Bay, a fantastic response time by both crews.

On arrival, the Inshore lifeboat went in close to the rocky shore and the casualty was carried safely onboard. He was immediately transferred over to the Ivan Ellen lifeboat where he was given oxygen and wrapped in blankets - at this time the casualty was unresponsive.

An ambulance was requested and both lifeboats immediately returned to Newlyn. On arrival they were met by members of the Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and a paramedic from the South West Ambulance Trust - the casualty was treated onboard the lifeboat for about 20 minutes before being carried ashore to an awaiting ambulance. As always team work at its best!

ILB Crew - Helm James Roberts, Paul Boulton, and Dan Sell.

ALB Crew - Coxswain Patch, Mechanic Tony, David Pascoe, Rich Nicholls, Adrian Bick, Jack Shannon and Jason Ward.

Weather - WNW Force 5-6 gusting.

 

 

 Shout 10/01/19@ 15:12 top of page

 

The crew were still in their dry suits from previous shout and had just returned to the lifeboat station when their pagers sounded again.

Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre tasked the Inshore lifeboat to proceed to Mullion to assist a person that required medical assistance. The casualty was positioned at the bottom of cliffs about 10-feet above sea level on a low tide.

Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team and officers from Devon & Cornwall Police were already in attendance. Coastguard Rescue Helicopter ‘Rescue 924’ was scrambled and arrived on scene at the same time as the ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’.

The lifeboat and Rescue 924 crews quickly assessed the situation, and the most appropriate/safest way to extract the casualty. In very shallow water the ILB went in close to the shore and the crew safely carried the casualty onboard. They quickly transferred him to Mullion Harbour where the lifeboat crew carried him to an awaiting ambulance. Rescue 924 remained on scene until a safe transferral had taken place.

Job done the Inshore lifeboat returned to Newlyn and was made ready for her next service.

Crew - Helm James Roberts, Andrew Wood, Marcel Le Bretton and Tom Ritchie.

 

 

 Shout 10/01/19@ 13:51 top of page

 

At 1.51pm the Penlee ILB was tasked by Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre to check out a 5-metre sailing yacht thought to be adrift with no one onboard off Mousehole.

The vessel was quickly located at anchor between Mousehole Harbour and St Clements Island - it’s owner was located safe and well having a pint in the Ship Inn Mousehole!

False alarm reported with good intent.

Crew - Helm Will Treneer, James Roberts, Marcel Le Bretton, and Andrew Wood.     

 

 

 Shout 07/01/19@ 17:06 top of page

 

At 5.06pm this evening both Penlee lifeboats launched from Newlyn at the request of Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre. They were tasked to assist the Devon & Cornwall Police who were searching for a vulnerable missing person near Perranuthnoe.

The Mollie and Ivor Dent & Ivan Ellen lifeboats were asked to conduct a shoreline search to locate, and possibly recover the person. Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to help search the area.

As both lifeboats approached the search area the person was located safe and well on Perranuthnoe beach by the police. All units were stood down.

ALB Crew - Coxswain Patch Harvey, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, Andrew Stevens, James Roberts, Jason Ward, and Rich Nicholls. 

 ILB Crew - Dave Pascoe (Helm), Andrew Wood, Dan Sell, Marcel Le Bretton.

 Weather - WNW 4, slight sea, 1m swell

 

 

 Shout 04/01/19@ 13:02 top of page

 

At 1.02pm  and at the request of Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre, the all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ and her volunteer crew launched from Newlyn.

They were tasked to give assistance to a 44-foot sailing ketch ‘Greyhound’, with three persons onboard, that had suffered engine problems one-and-a-half nautical miles SW of Gwennap Head.

The ‘Greyhound’, which was on passage from Swansea, had been at sea for 20 hours and was struggling to make any headway towards Newlyn.

The Ivan Ellen arrived on scene at 1.30pm and the yacht was immediately taken under tow. She was taken back to Newlyn, rafted alongside just outside the harbour, and brought safely through the gaps to a berth on the pontoon at 3.00pm.

The Ivan Ellen lifeboat was washed down and made ready for her next service.

From St Clements Island just off Mousehole, to the harbour gaps at Newlyn, the lifeboat was accompanied by a pod of dolphins.

Crew - Deputy Coxswain David Pascoe, Mechanic Tony Rendle, Ben Keogh, Andrew Wood, Amy Smith, Jason Ward and Tom Matson.

Weather - SSE Force 2-3, slight sea.

 

 

 Shout 01/01/19@ 13:41 top of page

 

We were tasked by Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre at 1.41pm at the request of the Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team who had received a report of possible clothing in the sea off the Penzance Promenade by Devon and Cornwall Police.

The Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team were quickly on scene and they established the location of the clothing, out of their reach they request support from the Inshore Lifeboat ‘Mollie & Ivor Dent ‘ to recover the clothing in the sea near Penzance Promenade and search the area to make sure no one required assistance.

The clothing was found to be a child’s jacket and with nothing further out of the ordinary in the area, the Police were happy that the jacket had been lost from the shore.

Crew. Dave Pascoe, Tom Matson, Andrew Wood & Dan Sell.

Weather Light Northerly wind slight sea.