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Wednesday 10th December

The `Norman Salvesen` launched from Sennen Cove at 5.30pm to help the fishing boat "Sabre" with two fishermen on board. Her engine had failed about 6 miles from Sennen Cove.

The lifeboat found the fishing boat using radio direction finder and radar - and towed her back to her home port of Newlyn.

Another routine job for the Lifeboat.

Sunday 30th November 2003

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

Welcome to Christopher Bright !

Storm force on the Norman Salvesen
Storm Force and the ILB
Our visitors enjoying themselves on both lifeboats !
Matthew Harley
This brilliant image of the Sennen Cove Lifeboat "Norman Salvesen" was sent by 9 year old Matthew Harley - who is a regular visitor to the Cove.
Thanks Matthew - and good to have you with us !

Matthew is currently on holiday in the Cove and no doubt we shall see him over the out for some pictures.



The new issue of Storm Force, just out, has a picture of Coxswain Alan Tarby, of Padstow, on the front cover - and loads of features inside !

Latest News - 2nd March
Joint Exercise with Sennen Cove and St.Ives Lifeboats and a Royal Navy rescue helicopter.

"Norman Salvesen" launched from Sennen
Cove at 0900 this morning - meeting up with
the St.Ives Lifeboat "The Princess Royal"
just north of Pendeen at about 0930.

The lifeboats were soon joined by a helicopter
from the Royal Naval Air Station at
Culdrose, near Helston (next door to
Flambards !).
Three Crew Members were winched off the
"Norman Salvesen" up into the helicopter
And two were then winched down to the
St.Ives Lifeboat.

This took about half an hour ; the helicopter
then returned to base while the two lifeboats
exercised `man overboard` drills.

The "Norman Salvesen" returned to
Sennen Cove at 1115 - was refuelled and
washed down and tidied up ready for

Top :- St.Ives Lifeboat "RNLB The Princess Royal"

Middle :- "Norman Salvesen" seen from the helicopter
during winching operations.

Bottom :- St Ives Lifeboat seen from the helicopter , ready for winching operations.

Here is Matthew Northfield at the helm of the
"Norman Salvesen" during a visit to the
Station on 2nd January.
Matthew Northers

This dramatic and technical new lifeboat design has been produced
by Christy Holgarth (pictured above) . The design incorporates a
novel rescue lift for recovering people from the water - one of the most difficult
tasks on a large lifeboat. The RNLI Design Office should take note of the
budding talent of this young man !

The latest offering from Matthew Harley - this brilliant image of the "Norman Salvesen" launching
with dolphins playing in the background !

Official Opening and Rededication of Sennen Cove Lifeboathouse

This event took place on 16th February , 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 Divisional
Inspector for the South Division.

George Rawlinson unveils the commerative plaque.
Watching on (l-r) :- Divisional Inspector Simon Pryce ; Branch Chairman Adrian Semmens ; Air Vice Marshall John Tetley ; RNLI Vice - Chairman Station Honorary Secretary John Chappell.
Music was very ably provided by the
St.Buryan Male Voice Choir

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