Shouts 2014

01 Feb 2014 - Padstow RNLI lifeboat rescues crew from French trawler in heavy seas

Padstow lifeboat and her volunteer crew launched yesterday (1 February 2014) just after 4pm to assist a French trawler that was in difficulty amongst waves described as 30ft plus and wind gusting to 60mph.


The crew of the trawler had to leave the vessel and take to the water in their survival suits because the sea state was too bad for the rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose to lift them from the deck of their vessel.



Five of the crew were picked up from the water by the Royal Navy rescue helicopter and the skipper was picked up by the RNLI lifeboat from Padstow. All six crew were brought ashore.



Padstow lifeboat 2nd Coxswain Richard Pitman said, 'A great deal of credit must go the winch-man on the helicopter, the heavy sea conditions made his job very difficult as he was dragged in and out of the water with the rise and fall of the sea.



'The conditions were challenging and it was a difficult rescue for all involved, we are pleased to have been able to assist.'



The fishing vessel had been struck by several large waves, causing them to lose power and steering. They were drifting approximately five miles off Trevose Head when Padstow lifeboat and the Royal Navy rescue helicopter were called to their aid.

01 Feb 2014 - Padstow RNLI lifeboat rescues crew from French trawler in heavy seas (2)

Padstow lifeboat and her volunteer crew launched yesterday (1 February 2014) just after 4pm to assist a French trawler that was in difficulty amongst waves described as 30ft plus and wind gusting to 60mph.


The crew of the trawler had to leave the vessel and take to the water in their survival suits because the sea state was too bad for the rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose to lift them from the deck of their vessel.



Five of the crew were picked up from the water by the Royal Navy rescue helicopter and the skipper was picked up by the RNLI lifeboat from Padstow. All six crew were brought ashore.



Padstow lifeboat 2nd Coxswain Richard Pitman said, 'A great deal of credit must go the winch-man on the helicopter, the heavy sea conditions made his job very difficult as he was dragged in and out of the water with the rise and fall of the sea.



'The conditions were challenging and it was a difficult rescue for all involved, we are pleased to have been able to assist.'



The fishing vessel had been struck by several large waves, causing them to lose power and steering. They were drifting approximately five miles off Trevose Head when Padstow lifeboat and the Royal Navy rescue helicopter were called to their aid.

19 Jan 2014 - Padstow RNLI crew launch to assist Newquay Fishing Vessel

Padstow's RNLI lifeboat Spirit of Padstow was launched at 8.37pm to go to the assistance of the Newquay fishing vessel Tizzardlee-on! three miles West of Trevose. The vessel with four crew members on board had experienced an engine fire.

The fire had been put out by the time the lifeboat arrived on scene and the vessel was then towed into Padstow Harbour for repair. The crew of the fishing vessel were very grateful for the speedy response to their call.

22 Jan 2014 - Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from three stations involved in major sea search

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac were involved in a multiagency search for a missing person in the water off the North Cornwall coast today (Wednesday 22 January).
The Padstow all weather Tamar class lifeboat, Rock's D-class lifeboat and the D-class lifeboat from Port Isaac were launched at around 9.45am on the request of Falmouth Coastguard who had received a report of an angler who'd been washed off rocks into the sea. 

A rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was also involved in the search. 



RNLI volunteers from the three stations searched the area off The Rumps, north east of Padstow.   



Conditions at the scene were described as not very pleasant, with a strong north westerly force 4 to 5 wind, 15 foot swell and cold air temperatures. 



Rock and Port Isaac RNLI crew were stood down around 1.30pm down by Falmouth Coastguard with the volunteer lifeboat crews returning to their respective stations. Padstow's volunteer crew were stood down shortly after.