Sennen Cove All-weather Lifeboat ~ Service Launches 2004

Saturday 4th December
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The `Norman Salvesen` launched this afternoon at 1450 to assist the small fishing boat `Boy Brax` with a fouled propellor, off Gwenver Beach, Sennen Bay.
The boat was towed to the safety of Newlyn harbour with the lifeboat returning to the Cove at 1750.
Weather fine with a light southwesterly breeze.
Crew:- Terry George,Richard Brown; Steve Sinclair; Jack Shannon; Lee Maddern; Liam Baker
Tuesday 21st September
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The `Norman Salvesen` launched from Sennen Cove at appx 1715 this afternoon to investigate a canoe reported possibly in trouble half a mile off the Logan Rock, Porthcurno Bay.
Turned out to be someone fishing in a canoe - not what you would expect to find at tea time on a late September`s day in inclement weather !
Lifeboat returned at 1815
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Liam Baker, Steve Sinclair, Ben George, Ollie George
Weather - showers, wind northwesterly 5 to 6 ; moderate sea.


Tuesday 14th September
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The `Norman Salvesen` launched from Sennen Cove at appx 1345 this afternoon to assist in a search for a person reported missing
in the Penberth area. Penlee ILB; the Police Helicopter and Coastguard cliff teams also involved.
Search terminated at 1530 when further information suggested the missing person may be on an extended cliff walk.
Lifeboat returned at 1615.
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Steve Sinclair, Ben George, Ollie George
Weather - showers, wind northwesterly 6 to gale 8; rough sea.
Friday 27th August
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched at appx 0110 with the ILB following reports of a surfer being swept out from Sennen Beach in a rip tide and clinging to a rock.
After an extensive search by both lifeboats, a helicopter and Coastguard cliff team, the casualty was eventually located on Sennen Beach and airlifted to hospital.

Weather :- fine; fresh southwesterly winds and moderate sea.
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Becci Taylor

Saturday 21st August
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched at appx 1615 with the ILB to carry out a cliff search between Cape Cornwall and Pendeen following reports of person/s trapped in a cave.
Nothing found after an extensive search - boats returned at 1830

Weather :-Fine with a slight sea.
Crew:- Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Steve Sinclair, Wurz Chappel

Monday 2nd August
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched at appx 1830 to assist the yacht "Flog" with two persons on board - engine failure and unable to sail - 3 miles southwest of Land`s End.
Yacht towed to Newlyn; lifeboat returned at 2100.

Weather :-Fine with a slight sea.
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Steve Sinclair, Jack Shannon

Monday 2nd August
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen "and the "Spirit of the RLC" both launched at 1505 to assist a teenager stuck on the 3 Stone Oar rocks off Pendeen Lighthouse
The casualty was picked up by the ILB and landed at Sandy Cove, Pendeen

Weather :-Fien with light winds - slight sea
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Steve Sinclair, Andrew Prowse

Sunday 1st August
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen "and the "Spirit of the RLC" both launched at 2350 to assist a yacht with three people on board ashore on Gwenver beach.
The ILB passed a tow line from the "Norman Salvesen" to the stricken vessel through the surf and after some three hours of work the yacht was successfully refloated and placed on the lifeboat moorings in Sennen Bay
Lifeboat returned to station at 0345
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Weather :-Thundery showers; southeasterly force 6-7, slight sea.
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Steve Sinclair, Rich Marsden, Ollie George, Becci Taylor

Sunday 25th July
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen "diverted from Cape Cornwall Water Sports to search for a reported cliff faller `between Cape Cornwall and Bosigran` (!). The faller was located by the lifeboat at The Crowns and subsequently airlifted to safety by a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose

Weather :- Fine with a westerly breeze and slight sea.
Crew:- Terry George, Richard Brown, Steve Sinclair, Tim Stevens, Lee Maddern

Sunday 18th July
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen "assisted the yacht `Susannah` whilst on passage to Penberth
Lifeboat Day. The yacht, with 3 persons on board, had engine failure and had been becalmed for several hours. Yacht towed to Newlyn.

Weather :- Fine; no wind, calm sea.
Crew:- Terry George, Rich Marsden, Steve Sinclair, Jack Shannon, Tim Stevens

Friday 9th July
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched at 2350 to assist the yacht `Lindsey Kelly` disabled , no wind - just to the north of Land`s End. One person on board.
Yacht towed to the safety of Newlyn Harbour; lifeboat returning to the Cove at 0315.

Weather :- Fine; no wind, calm sea.
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Rich Marsden, Richard Brown, Andrew Prowse

Sunday 27th June
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " and the ILB launched at 1145 this morning following reports of a youngster being swept out to sea off the beach at Portherras, Pendeen.
Helicopter picked up the lad, who tragically did not survive.
Lifeboat crew assisted other persons on the beach before returning to the Cove at 1330

Weather :- Fine; southwes t4 - slight sea; 3m swell
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Rich Marsden, Steve Sinclair, Richard Brown, Adrian Fellows, Neil Willis

Friday 25th June
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "

The Sennen Cove Lifeboat `Norman Salvesen` launched at 0130 this morning to assist the yacht `Moonshine` - with engine problems and
unable to sail - two persons on board - one mile north of Pendeen Lighthouse.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 0150 - whilst preparing to receive a tow rope from the lifeboat, the skipper of the yacht fell overboard. The man was clinging onto the yacht ; sea conditions made it
far too dangerous to manoeuvre the lifeboat near the yacht - so two lifeboat crewmembers (Ben George and Dan Shannon) jumped into the sea and swam to the man`s assistance. Ben was able to help the man
maintain his position whilst Dan managed to scramble onto the yacht. Dan then held the man from on the yacht whilst Ben scrambled aboard - the two men together then managed to pull the skipper back onto his boat.
This took place in choppy seas with the yacht lying across the weather and rolling heavily - and in darkness at 2am though the lifeboats searchlights were used to illuminate things.

Both Lifeboat Crewmen were unhurt , as was the skipper of the yacht. The yacht was towed to Newlyn, arriving at 0530 - and the Norman Salvesen returned to the Cove at 0630.

Weather :- Fine; northwest 4 - moderate sea
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon,Ben George, Richard Brownn, Steve Sinclair, Ollie George, Jack Shannon, Becci Taylor

Sunday 2nd May
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched from Sennen Cove at 1100 this morning to assist the motor boat Mary H, with engine problems near the Longships.
Vessel towed to Newlyn.
Lifeboat returned to the Cove at 1400.

Weather :- Fine; southeast 2 - slight sea
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Rich Marsden, Steve Sinclair, Andrew Tonkin, Lee Maddern

Wednesday 28th April
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched from Sennen Cove at 1400 this afternoon to assist in a search for a missing person at Land`s End.
Person eventually found ashore safe and well.

Weather :- Fine; northerly 6; moderate sea.
Crew:- Terry George, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Ollie George, Jack Shannon, BenGeorge, Wurz Chappell

Thursday 18th March
RNLB "Norman Salvesen "
The "Norman Salvesen " launched from Sennen Cove at 1335 to assist the fishing vessel `Intuition` with engine failure; anchored but dragging her anchor just to the south of the Longships Lighthouse.
Lifeboat on scene at 1345 and vessel taken in tow some half a mile south of the Longships and towed to Newlyn Harbour.

Weather :- Fine; west-southwesterly5-6; moderate sea.
Crew:- Terry George,, Phil Shannon, Dan Shannon, Richard Brown, Ollie George, Steve Sinclair, BenGeorge, Richard Marsden

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