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ILB Capsize Training.
Firstly the boat is capsized by three Crew Members standing on one side with a rope rigged to the opposite side......
Then is is righted by rigging a rope and lying in the water as shown !!......
images : Tim Stevens
Whilst the relief "Owen and Anne Aisher" was returning to Sennen Cove on 30th May, a fishing vessel reported engine failure off Cudden Point in Mount`s Bay.
"Owen and Anne Aisher" stood by until the arrival of Penlee`s Atlantic 75 lifeboat.
Stereden Saturday 8th June 2002
Sennen Cove Relief Lifeboat "Owen & Anne Aisher" launched at appx 0700 this morning to assist the fishing vessel "Stereden Va Bro" , reporting engine room fire near the Runnelstone . Four crew rescued from the fishing vessel and landed at Newlyn - lifeboat then returned to the scene and stood by with Penlee Lifeboat awaiting arrival of the Coastguard tug "Anglian Prince"
Lifeboat returned to Sennen at 1200
Weather fine with moderate westerly wind.
Works on the low-water channel 2002
This unusual image showe the "Norman Salvesen" lowered down the short slip to allow the relief lifeboat "Owen & Anne Aisher" to be hauled into the
boathouse following an exercise on Sunday 31st March 2002. The lifeboat was refuelled , washed and hoovered (!) and launched off onto the moorings again.
Norman salvesen
Two images by Tim Stevens of the "Norman Salvesen" on exercise on 28th October 2001
Official Opening and Rededication of Sennen Cove Lifeboathouse
This event took place on 16th February 2002, with over 170 guests attending on a lovely sunny afternoon.
The refurbished boathouse was formally declared open by George Rawlinson - a Staff Officer of the R.N.L.I. ; and lately the DivisionalInspector for the South Division.
Low water
Low water launch Low water launch
Sorry about the quality - the top image was `filmed` off a photo , then blown up .....shows the above launch which took place at absolute low water on a big spring tide - the lowest tide at which the lifeboat has ever launched from the slip at Sennen Cove. .....(thanks Chris Jones)
Above left image thanks to Gareth Jones; right Andrew and Amy Hind
Overboard One of our Crew now has the dubious honour of the first Sennen Cove lifeboatman to fall into Newlyn Harbour from the Lifeboat.
Having endured all sorts of rough weather over the years , he chose to fall into the calm filthy water of Newlyn......!

Norman Salvesen in Newlyn Harbour , with Our Louise alongside ; and a certain Crew Member in the drink....but who was it ??
(Photo courtesy Maurice Hutchens...when he had stopped laughing...)
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This group of images originally appeared on the lifeboat news page, but are now included in the image gallery.