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ILB Shouts

06/06/2021

At 1.20pm this afternoon the Penlee Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ launched on service to assist a person and 2 dogs cut off by the tide just east of Porthleven Harbour. Porthleven Coastguard Team and Mullion Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to attend this incident. Once on scene the ILB dropped a crew […]

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ILB Shouts

01/06/2021

Another launch this evening for the Penlee Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’. At 7.00pm, a small rib with three persons onboard, broke down about 200-metres east of Penzance Harbour. A fresh easterly wind was blowing the rib towards rocks near the Pump House behind Penzance Railway Station. Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre requested the help […]

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ILB Shouts

31/05/2021

During the early hours, whilst most of us were sleeping, the volunteer crew of our Inshore lifeboat ‘Mollie and Ivor Dent’ were assisting Devon & Cornwall Police with an incident off Penzance Promenade, the lifeboat launched at 02:20 and returned at 04:00 – no further details available.

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ALB Shouts

30/05/2021

At 4.15pm this afternoon the Penlee all-weather lifeboat ‘Ivan Ellen’ and her volunteer crew launched on service after receiving a tasking request from the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre.A 10-metre fishing vessel with two persons onboard had suffered engine failure 9 miles SSE of Newlyn. As the lifeboat proceeded to the scene the experienced skipper reported […]

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ILB Shouts

24/05/2021

A quick dash across Mount’s Bay yesterday afternoon for the crew of our Inshore lifeboat…two members of the public were cut off by the tide on Chapel Rock, Marazion. Successfully rescued and returned safely to the shore. Crew : Helm James Roberts, Andrew Wood, Amy Smith & Tom Matson. RNLI Volunteer Press Officer Elaine Bawden […]

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ALB Shouts

22/04/2021

Penlee all-weather relief lifeboat ‘Volunteer Spirit’ and her volunteer crew launched at 1.30am this morning after receiving a tasking request from the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre. A single handed yachtsman was in difficulties 9 nautical miles SSW of Mousehole after losing steering in a strong easterly wind that was blowing up to 30 knots and […]

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Fund Raising History

The LIFE of a BOAT

The ‘Nautobiography’ of a 90-yesr-ol lifesaver – with tales of shipwreck, heroic rescue, wartime tragedy and its later resurrection Buku Press, 2021 ISBN 978-0-9523655-3-2 Ninety years ago, on February 26, 1931, the RNLI took charge of new lifeboat which is still surviving after a heroic career and a longer period of retirement. Nearing the conclusion […]

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Fund Raising

Penlee Challenge 2021 – for the RNLI Penlee Branch

On 19th February 2021, a group of friends will be embarking on a Virtual Challenge to raise funds in support of our lifeboat, and to honour the 8 brave crewmen of the Solomon Browne who lost their lives 40 years ago on 19th December 1981 as they went to the aid of the Union Star. […]

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ALB ILB Shouts

3/1/2021

At 3.04am this morning, after receiving a tasking request from the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre, both Penlee lifeboats launched from Newlyn to assist the Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team and officers from Devon & Cornwall Police to search for a person between Newlyn and St Michael’s Mount. Just as the ALB Ivan Ellen and the Inshore […]

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ILB Shouts

3/01/2021

At 11.42am this morning the volunteer crew of the Inshore lifeboat Mollie and Ivor Dent were again heading out of Newlyn harbour on another shout.Helm Ben Keogh, and crew members Andrew Wood and Max Rowe were tasked to launch by the Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre who had received reports of a small fishing vessel firing […]