Sennen Cove Inshore Lifeboat ~ Service Launches 2004

Friday 27th August
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C."
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C." launched at appx 0110 with the ALB 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:- Ben George, Jack Shannon, Steve Jamieson

Saturday 21st August
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C."
The "Spirit of the R.L.C." launched at appx 1615 with the ALB to carry out a cliff search
between Cape Cornwall and Pendeen following reports of person/s trapped in a Cave
Norhing found after an extensive search and boats returned at 1830

Weather :- Fine with a calm sea
Crew:- Ben George, Ollie George, Liam Baker

Friday 20th August
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C."
The "Spirit of the R.L.C." launched during the early afternoon to investigate an orange object floating just off the Cowloe reef. It was feared this could be a capsized canoe.
Object turned out to be a huge piece of discarded trawl netting.

Weather :- Fine,sea rough with strong northwest wind.
Crew:- Rich Marsden; Ben George; Neil `Willy` Willis

Sunday 8th August
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C."
The "Spirit of the R.L.C." launched at 1730 to assist two young surfers caught in a rip tide
off Sennen Beach
Lifeboat landed two youngsters - cold, but safe and well, at the lifeboat station.

Weather :- Fine, moderate ground swell.
Crew:- Ben George, Liam Baker, Lee Maddern

Monday 2nd August
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C."
The "Spirit of the R.L.C." launched at 1505 to assist a teenager stuck on the 3 Stone Oar rocks off Pendeen.
Casualty picked up by the ILB and landed ashore safe and well at Sendy Cove, Pendeen

Weather :- Fine with light winds and a slight sea
Crew:- Andrew Tonkin, Ollie George, Wurz Chappell


Sunday 1st August
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C."
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

Weather :- Thundery showers; southeasterly 6-7 - slight sea.
Crew:- Ben George, Lee Maddern, Jack Shannon

 
Sunday 25th July
D 624 "Spirit of the R.L.C."
The new ILB was diverted from Cape Cornwall Water Sports along with the ALB to search for a reported cliff faller between Cape Cornwall and Bosigran.
Climber located by the ALB and subsequently winched to safety by a helicopter from
RNAS Culdrose

Weather :- Fine with a westerly breeze and slight swell.
Crew:- Rich Marsden, Jack Shannon

Sunday 27th June
D 490 `Spirit of the ACC`
The ILB launched at 1145 this morning along with the ALB 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; southwest 4 - slight sea; 3m swell
Crew:- Ben George, Ollie George, Jack Shannon

Tuesday 8th June
D 490 `Spirit of the ACC`
The ILB `Spirit of the ACC` launched from Sennen Cove at 2208 this evening following reports of a person or persons stuck on The Armed Knight off Land`s End.
This was found to be a false alarm with good intent and the ILB returned at 2020

Weather :- Fine; southwest 3 - slight sea
Crew:- Dan Shannon, Ben George, Liam Baker

 
 
Service
Archives
Home Page
About this site
© terry George 2001 ~ 2016