Sennen Cove All-weather Lifeboat ~ Service Launches 2003

Wednesday 10th December
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched from Sennen Cove at 1725 to assist the Newlyn fishing vessel "Sabre" with two persons on board, broken down 5 miles south of Porthcurno.
Vessel towed to safety of Newlyn harbour; lifeboat returned to the Cove at 2130.

Weather :- Cloudy- light rain; south-southwesterly 4-5 slight sea.
Crew:- Terry George,, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Ollie George, Steve Sinclair, BenGeorge, Kirstan Gorvin, Jack Shannon.

Sunday 30th November
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched from Sennen Cove at appx 0500 this morning following reports of a red flare close to the shore at Cot Valley. Lifeboat and St.Just Coastguard cliff team carried out extensive search. At first light the cliff team found a red flare canister and a lager can on the beach at Cot Valley - so it can be assumed this was a hoax.
Lifeboat returned at 0815

Weather :- Fine - fresh southwesterly wind and moderate sea
Crew:- Terry George,, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Rich Marsden, Ollie George, Steve Sinclair, Richard Brown

Sunday 21st September
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched from Sennen Cove at appx 1530 this afternoon to assist the fishing vessel `Intuition` - 6 persons on board - engine failure and under tow by the fishing vessel `Still Waters`, but unable to make headway in the deteriorating conditions.
Intuition towed to Newlyn by the lifeboat - which returned to Sennen Cove at 2000 hrs.

Weather :- Fine, with a fresh southerly wind ~ moderate sea.
Crew:- Terry George,, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Rich Marsden, Ben George, Steve Sinclair

Saturday 30th August
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
The Relief Tyne Class lifeboat "Voluntary Worker" launch from Sennen Cove at appx 1830 this evening to assist a speedboat broken down between the Wolf Rock and the Runnelstone.
Boat with two people on board located and towed to Newlyn

Weather :- Showers with a cool northerly breeze.
Crew:- Terry George,, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Ollie George, Liam Baker, Ben George, Kirstan Gorvin

Thursday 28th August
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
The Relief Tyne Class lifeboat "Voluntary Worker" launch from Sennen Cove at appx 1300 this afternoon to assist the angling boat `Lazy Bones`, four people on board, broken down close to the Runnelstone.
Boat towed to Newlyn, lifeboat returned at 1600.

Weather fine with a 2 metre ground swell.
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Ollie George, Liam Baker, Adrian Fellows.

Wednesday 6th August
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
The relief Tyne Class Voluntary Worker launched in the early afternoon to assist the angling boat "Sarah Steven" with 5 people on board - steering failure in thick fog some 6 miles northwest of the Cove.
Boat towed to Newlyn; lifeboat returned at 1630.
Weather calm sea, thick fog.

Weather fine; Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Richard Brown, Rich Marsden, Ben George, Ollie George, Steve Sinclair, Ian Chappell

Thursday 17th July
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
The relief Tyne Class `Voluntary Worker` launched from the Cove at appx 18:30 on Thursday 17th July to assist the yacht `Island Mist`, two persons on board, being towed by the yacht `Cros-an-Wra`. The Island Mist had become tangled in crab pot markers some 6 miles southwest of Land`s End.
The yacht was cut free and towed to Newlyn, with the `Crows-an-Wra` making her own way also to Newlyn.
Lifeboat returned at appx 2230.

Weather fine; Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Rich Marsden, Ben George, Ollie George, Lee Maddern

Thursday 5th June
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
The relief Tyne Class Lifeboat `Voluntary Worker` launched from Sennen Cove at appx 0930 this morning following reports of a capsized boat near the Wolf Rock.
Lifeboat towed the capsized and damaged boat back to the Cove, arriving at 1300.
The boat had been in the water a long time and was encrusted with barnacles.

Crew :- Terry George, Dan Shannon, Richard Marsden, Steve Sinclair , Ollie George, Trevor Beckwith

Thursday 10th April
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
The relief Tyne Class Lifeboat `Voluntary Worker` launched at 1140 to stand by salvage operations at the location of the Mulheim wreck - during attempts to float off the jack-up rig.
Lifeboat returned to the Cove at 1530
Crew :- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Richard Marsden, Ollie George, Andrew Prowse,
Thursday 3rd April
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
The relief Tyne Class Lifeboat `Voluntary Worker` launched from Sennen Cove at 0230 this morning to assist the yacht Cosima - two persons on board - with rigging failure some 3 miles west-southwest of the Longships. Yacht was assisted into Newlyn, lifeboat returning at 0745.
Crew :- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Richard Marsden,Ben George, Kirstan Gorvin, Ollie George
Friday 28th March
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
"Voluntary Worker " and Sennen Cove ILB launched today at 1525 to after four salvage workers become trapped on the wreck of the "RMS Mulheim" due to fog.
The men were taken off the ship by the ILB , transferred to the ALB and both boats returned to Sennen at 1600.
Weather : easterly 3 , mist.

Crew :- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Adrian Fellowes, Liam Baker, Ollie George
Thursday 27th March
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
"Voluntary Worker " launched today at 1515 to assist a single-handed racing yacht dismasted some 7 miles southeast of the Runnelstone.
Two lifeboat crew were placed aboard the yacht to help stow the broken rigging etc.
Yacht towed to Newlyn; lifeboat returned to Sennen at 1945.

Crew :- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Rich Marsden. Adrian Fellowes, Liam Baker, Neil Willis, Ollie George
Tuesday 25th March
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
"Voluntary Worker " launched today at 1130 to assist the NewlynFishing Vessel " Little Waters" with a fouled propellor 3 miles southwest of the Runnelstone.
Vessel taken in tow to Newlyn; lifeboat returned to Sennen at 1500
Weather fine with light easterly winds and a slight sea.
Crew :- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Ben George, Andrew Prowse, Ollie George, Martin Greene
Saturday 22nd March
Relief Tyne Class RNLB "Voluntary Worker"
"Voluntary Worker "and the "Spirit of the A.C.C." launched today at 0500 to assist the German cargo vessel "RMS Mulheim" , ashore between Sennen Cove and Lands End; 6 persons on board. Lands End Cliff Rescue Team and a rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose
The ship`s crew were taken off by the helicopter and landed at Sennen Cove where they were taken into the care of the Lifeboat Station and then to the Seamans` Mission at Newlyn.
The ship is probably a constructive total loss.
Weather fine with light easterly winds and 3 - 5m swell.
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Crew :- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Marsden, Kirstan Gorvin.
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