Shouts 2018

Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch to yacht requiring assistance.

The Padstow lifeboat crew launched at 8.35am today (1 June 2018) to assist a yacht where the propeller had become entangled in debris at the mouth of the Camel Estuary.

 Picture: Yacht under tow

The crew of the yacht was able to remove the debris (including a black building supplies bag) from the propeller by scuba diving to it. The yacht was then able to proceed to around halfway up the Camel Estuary where the volunteer RNLI crew arrived on scene and established a tow line. The yacht was taken safely into Padstow Harbour and the crew returned to the lifeboat station at 9:45am.

Padstow and Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers assist disabled fishing boat

Padstow and Newquay RNLI crews both launched on Monday morning (8 January) to assist a fishing boat which was disabled by a drifting trawl net and snagged on the seabed, approximately four miles north west of Newquay

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Picture: Newquay and Padstow RNLI crews assisting disabled fishing boat

Newquay’s RNLI volunteers were alerted just before 9.30am and launched the relief Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Martin Frederick Whitehouse to assist, followed by their RNLI colleagues at Padstow, who were called at around 9.45am and responded in the charity’s Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Spirit of Padstow. The call was the first of the year for both RNLI crews.

The stricken ten-metre fishing boat with a father & son crew was hauling crab pots when its propeller and fishing gear became entangled in the drifting trawl net. A nearby fishing boat, crewed by one of Newquay’s RNLI volunteers, also responded to the call for help and assisted the other crews with the tangled pots while Padstow lifeboat established a tow line.

In light easterly winds and calm seas, Padstow lifeboat towed the fishing boat and two crew to the entrance of Newquay Harbour, where Newquay RNLI crew took over the tow and brought the boat safely in to the harbour, With low tide due shortly after 4pm, the disabled vessel was later left high and dry on the sand, allowing the fishermen to remove the tangled trawl net from the propeller.

Newquay lifeboat returned to shore at 12.30pm, three hours after launching, while Padstow’s RNLI volunteers arrived back at their station at 1.15pm.

Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch to yacht with injured crew member

The Padstow lifeboat crew launched at 9.55pm last night (30 March 2018) to assist a yacht with an injured crew member, 5 miles north of Trevose Head.

The UK Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 was tasked to help locate the yacht as its exact position was unknown. The helicopter located the yacht and illuminated the area. Padstow lifeboat arrived on scene at 10.10pm, and two of the lifeboat crew went aboard the yacht to assess the casualty.

The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and taken to Padstow lifeboat station. Two of the volunteer lifeboat crew stayed with the yacht and the remaining yacht crew whilst the helicopter stood by.

On returning to the lifeboat station, the lifeboat crew assessed the casualty and handed her over to the ambulance crew. She was assessed by the ambulance crew, and no further treatment was needed.

Padstow RNLI lifeboat re-launched at 11.10pm and returned to the yacht, where a second member of the yacht crew was now feeling cold and unwell, so was taken onboard the lifeboat. The volunteer lifeboat crew took the yacht under tow and once the tide was high enough, and it was deemed safe to do so, the crew towed the yacht over the bar and safely into Padstow Harbour.

The Padstow crew at the station took the original casualty to Padstow Harbour, where she joined the rest of the yacht crew who were now all feeling better and were safely in the Harbour at 3.50am.

The Padstow RNLI crew returned to the station at 4:45am.

 

Coxswain Richard Pitman said ‘It was a long night in challenging conditions, but there was great team work from our lifeboat crew and the Coastguard helicopter crew.’

Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew launch to yacht with injured crew member

The Padstow lifeboat crew launched at 9.55pm last night (30 March 2018) to assist a yacht with an injured crew member, 5 miles north of Trevose Head

The UK Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 was tasked to help locate the yacht as its exact position was unknown. The helicopter located the yacht and illuminated the area. Padstow lifeboat arrived on scene at 10.10pm, and two of the lifeboat crew went aboard the yacht to assess the casualty.

The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and taken to Padstow lifeboat station. Two of the volunteer lifeboat crew stayed with the yacht and the remaining yacht crew whilst the helicopter stood by.

On returning to the lifeboat station, the lifeboat crew assessed the casualty and handed her over to the ambulance crew. She was assessed by the ambulance crew, and no further treatment was needed.

Padstow RNLI lifeboat re-launched at 11.10pm and returned to the yacht, where a second member of the yacht crew was now feeling cold and unwell so was taken onboard the lifeboat. The volunteer lifeboat crew took the yacht under tow and once the tide was high enough, and it was deemed safe to do so, the crew towed the yacht over the bar and safely into Padstow Harbour.

The Padstow crew at the station took the original casualty to Padstow Harbour, where she joined the rest of the yacht crew who were now all feeling better and were safely in the Harbour at 3.50am.

The Padstow RNLI crew returned to the station at 4:45am.

 

Coxswain Richard Pitman said ‘It was a long night in challenging conditions, but there was great team work from our lifeboat crew and the Coastguard helicopter crew.’