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Date Time Reason Boat Weather Cox's Comments
2013-12-28 00:00:001970-01-01 12:45:00Assist two persons in an inflatable dinghy in difficulties off Long RockILBW 5The ILB crew transferred persons and the dinghy to the Lifeboat and took them to Newlyn Harbour
2013-12-17 00:00:001970-01-01 10:30:00Assist a 25ft motor vessel with engine failureILBSW 3ILB towed the vessel to Newlyn Harbour.
2013-12-12 00:00:001970-01-01 21:00:00Tow transfer from Lizard Lifeboat of 20m fishing vesselALBForce 6-7Penlee met up with the Lizard lifeboat just after 10pm four miles south west of Lizard Point and towed vessel to Newlyn Harbour
2013-11-13 00:00:001970-01-01 13:58:00Report of a jet-ski in difficulties to the west of St Michaels MountILBWNW 3Nothing found
2013-10-30 00:00:001970-01-01 00:00:00Tow transfer from St.Mary's Lifeboat of 50ft fishing vesselALBSW 3-41am Penlee Lifeboat took over the tow 2 miles south of the Wolf Rock
2013-10-29 00:00:001970-01-01 18:28:00Reports of a person in difficulties in the sea at Praa SandsN/AN/APerson located safe and well - launch aborted
2013-10-14 00:00:001970-01-01 15:48:00Assist a 17ft angling vessel with one person onboard 2 miles south of PorthlevenILBN 4Towed the vessel back to Porthleven harbour
2013-10-10 00:00:001970-01-01 22:00:00Search between Wherry Town and Penlee Point for possibly a missing anglerBOTHNE 5Angler was found safe and well, all units were stood down
2013-10-07 00:00:001970-01-01 04:18:00Assist a 10m trawler that fouled its propeller 22 miles SSE off NewlynALBCalmTowed the vessel to Newlyn Harbour
2013-09-29 00:00:001970-01-01 12:05:00Assist a 27ft yacht that had broken downILBSE 5ILB towed the yacht to Newlyn Harbour.
2013-09-23 00:00:001970-01-01 16:49:00Swimmer in difficulties at Perranuthnoe BeachBOTHSE 4-5 missing swimmer located by Cliff rescue team
2013-09-20 00:00:001970-01-01 19:40:00Reports of a person in the sea near PorthlevenILBWSW 3Person was located by the Police safe.
2013-09-13 00:00:001970-01-01 17:20:00'Mayday' call from a local 10m Trawler that was taking in water 3 miles south of Tater-Dhu LighthouseALBSW 5-62 crew boarded with the salvage pump once the flood was dry the lifeboat escorted the trawler to Newlyn
2013-09-08 00:00:001970-01-01 17:25:00Reports of 2 persons in a dinghy requiring assistance at Loe BarILBCalmILB was stood down as the dinghy had managed to get back ashore
2013-09-06 00:00:001970-01-01 20:15:002 persons in 8ft dinghy in need of assistance between Marazion and St Michaels MountILBCalmCasualties taken by ILB to Penzance Harbour to be met by paramedics
2013-09-04 00:00:001970-01-01 20:50:00Broken down vessel between St Michaels Mount and Cudden PointALB and Y-BoatCalmUsed Y-boat to tow vessel to the ALB which then towed it to Penzance Harbour
2013-09-01 00:00:00??:??Vessel activated its EpirbALBCalmEpirb signal located to Newlyn Harbour
2013-08-30 00:00:001970-01-01 19:45:00Assist the Lizard Lifeboat towing 25m Scalloper towards NewlynALBW 5Towed the scalloper to a position to anchor south of Gear Pole
2013-08-30 00:00:001970-01-01 17:00:0010 year old girl suffered a seizure in the sea near Mousehole Harbour and yacht with engine failure. Girl was carried on to the quay and airlifted to hospital by SAR helicopter. On way back to Newlyn the ILB diverted to a yacht with engine failure in the bay, the ILB towed the yacht to Newlyn.ILB
2013-08-16 00:00:001970-01-01 14:35:00Overdue fishermanILBWNW 3Fisherman made contact and OK
2013-08-11 00:00:001970-01-01 16:44:00Two persons cut off by the tide in a small cove 1/2 a mile north of PorthlevenILBW 4Casualties were then taken to Porthleven Harbour
2013-08-09 00:00:001970-01-01 10:20:006m speed boat broken down south of PenzanceILBNW 4Towed the boat to Newlyn harbour
2013-09-03 00:00:001970-01-01 19:26:00Assist a jetski with two persons onboard that had broken down east of Penzance HarbourILBSW 4-5Took two persons on board ILB and headed towards Penzance Harbour with the Jet-ski in tow
2013-07-25 00:00:001970-01-01 18:36:0020ft speed boat that had broken down off Loe BarrALBSW 4A fishing vessel had starting towing the speed boat towards Porthleven, ILB was stood down
2013-07-20 00:00:001970-01-01 21:30:0030ft yacht that had dragged its anchor and went aground off Penzance with 3 crew on boardILBE 4Towed in to Newlyn Harbour
2013-07-16 00:00:001970-01-01 14:35:00Small 14ft fishing boat that had broken down and was unsure of its position.ILBNNE 3Penlee ILB towed the vessel back to Penzance Harbour
2013-07-13 00:00:001970-01-01 20:43:00Canoe/Kayak Adverse conditionsILBSMOOTHRendered assistance - rescued 2
2013-07-07 00:00:001970-01-01 20:25:00Person on shoreline Person missingILBCALMFalse alarm
2013-07-05 00:00:001970-01-01 16:15:00vessel broken downILBCALMRendered assistance - rescued 2
2013-07-01 00:00:001970-01-01 13:35:00vessel broken downILBSMOOTHRendered assistance - rescued 4
2013-06-15 00:00:001970-01-01 21:50:00Person in water Person missingILBROUGHFalse alarm
2013-06-14 00:00:001970-01-01 16:15:00Yacht Adverse conditionsALBSLIGHTRendered assistance - rescued 3
2013-06-10 00:00:001970-01-01 04:39:00Multihull vessel broken downALBSLIGHTRendered assistance - rescued 2
2013-06-09 00:00:001970-01-01 14:44:00Fishing Vessel broken downBOTHCHOPPYOthers assisted casualty
2013-06-06 00:00:001970-01-01 16:06:00Sailboard Thought to be in troubleILBROUGHFalse alarm
2013-05-07 00:00:001970-01-01 23:40:00Yacht no engine Adverse conditionsALBSLIGHTRendered assistance - rescued 1
2013-04-30 00:00:001970-01-01 11:04:00vessel taking on waterBOTHSLIGHTRendered assistance saved
2013-04-27 00:00:001970-01-01 22:28:00Distress signals Thought to be in troubleALBSMOOTHnothing found
2013-04-20 00:00:001970-01-01 16:22:00Fishing Vessel broken downALBSLIGHTRendered assistance - rescued 2
2013-04-13 00:00:001970-01-01 22:04:00Person in water Person missingILBCHOPPYFalse alarm
2013-04-09 00:00:001970-01-01 16:16:00Surfboard Man overboardILBCHOPPYResolved unaided
2013-04-09 00:00:001970-01-01 12:35:00Canoe/Kayak Man overboardILBCHOPPYRendered assistance - rescued 1
2013-04-05 00:00:001970-01-01 13:28:00Inflatable Thought to be in troubleILBROUGHResolved unaided
2013-03-23 00:00:001970-01-01 16:14:00Person in water In danger of drowningBOTHROUGHOthers assisted casualty
2013-02-24 00:00:001970-01-01 10:30:00Fishing Vessel Fouled propellerBOTHSMOOTHRendered assistance - rescued 3
2013-02-02 00:00:001970-01-01 19:18:00Distress signals Thought to be in troubleBOTHSMOOTHFalse alarm
2013-01-27 00:00:001970-01-01 17:47:00Cargo Vessel Vessel dragging anchorALBROUGHResolved unaided
2013-01-13 00:00:001970-01-01 10:00:00Fishing Vessel broken downALBSLIGHTRendered assistance - rescued 3
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