Shouts 2012

31 Dec 2012 - Padstow RNLI called to assist in search for missing man

The volunteer crew of the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat from Padstow were launched today (Monday 31st December) to help in a search for a missing man.

The Padstow Lifeboat Spirit of Padstow was launched at 5.45 pm to assist Coastguards, police, along with a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose to locate a local 72 year old man from Padstow who had been reported missing since the weekend.

The search started at Hawkers Cove in Padstow to the Camel Estuary after further information was then diverted to search from Stepper Point along the coastline to Trevone.

Due to rough seas and the worsening weather conditions the lifeboat was stood down at 7pm to resume the search again the following morning.

The Lifeboat put to sea again on New Year’s Day at 9.00am and proceeded to make a thorough search from Pentire Head to Hawkers Cove, then from Stepper Point to Cataclews Point.

Heavy sea conditions continued to make the searching close inshore difficult, the lifeboat stood down at 11.10am.

10 Sep 2012 - Busy day for Padstow RNLI in triple call out

The volunteer crew of the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat from Padstow were launched on Monday (10th September) to go to the assistance of a fishing boat.

The emergency pagers sounded for the crew at Padstow at 6.15am, launching at 6.30am onboard the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Padstow.  The Newquay Crabber suffered fuel tank problems seven miles off Trevose Head.

On arrival at the scene the lifeboat took the vessel in tow and proceeded to tow her to Padstow harbour for repairs.  

On leaving the harbour at Padstow, Falmouth Coastguard asked if the crew could help in a search for a large metal Navigation Buoy that had travelled across the Atlantic from America and had been spotted off Padstow and was a danger to shipping. 

Whilst on route to the search position the Coastguard received a 999 call from a yacht in trouble south west of Bude.  The yacht had become dismasted and was drifting; the lifeboat was then tasked away from their present search to the yacht’s position.

On arrival to the yacht the lifeboat’s Y-boat was launched and assisted the yacht’s crew in cutting away the sails and mast.  After fixing a tow to the yacht the lifeboat then began a three hour tow back to Padstow.

The crew who had been at sea for nine hours were Coxswain Alan Tarby, Mechanic Mike England, Richard Pitman, Ian Kitto, Steve Conium, Tom Norfolk and Steve Swabey.

22 Aug 2012 - Padstow RNLI Lifeboat escorts yacht over Doom Bar

 

The volunteer crew of the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat from Padstow were launched today (Wednesday 22nd August) to go to the aid of a yacht. The emergency pagers sounded for the crew at Padstow at 01.33am when they launched onboard the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Padstow.

The two man crew of the 8-metre yacht were unsure of the entrance to Padstow and suffered a rope around the propeller on the town's notorious Doom Bar. On arrival at the scene two of the lifeboat crew were transferred to the yacht using the lifeboat's inflatable Y boat to assist the yacht's crewmembers. The lifeboat then proceeded to escort the yacht over the Doom Bar and safely onto the lifeboat mooring because of low water. The swell was heavy on the Doom Bar and the lifeboat returned to station at 03.15am.

 

29 Aug 2012 - Padstow RNLI Lifeboat called to capsized yacht.

The volunteers onboard the RNLI Tamar class all-weather lifeboat from Padstow were called away from a routine exercise tonight (Wednesday 29 August) to go to the aid of the crew of a capsized yacht. The crew were on a routine weekly exercise off Harlyn Bay, Padstow when they picked up an emergency mayday distress call shortly after 6.00pm from a 9-metre yacht, which was reported to have capsized half mile off Trevose Head. Abandoning the exercise the lifeboat crew headed straight to the casualty.

17 Aug 2012 - Padstow RNLI Lifeboat assists broken down yacht.

The volunteer crew of the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat from Padstow were launched today (Friday 17th August) to go to the aid of a yacht. The emergency pagers sounded for the crew at Padstow at 12.33 pm when they launched onboard the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Padstow.
The 45-ft American yacht with 4 persons onboard had no sail power due to the sails blowing out and the yacht had also fouled its propeller with rope off Boscastle. On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew fixed a tow and brought the yacht back into Padstow harbour. The weather conditions of very heavy showers made the tow job extremely slow arriving into Padstow shortly after 5pm.