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Falmouth RNLI called to oyster boat aground in Carrick Roads
12:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
Falmouth RNLI was called out to Carrick Roads yesterday after a report that an oyster boat had run aground
Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat launched just before 3.30pm following reports of the boat stuck on Penarrow Point.
The Inshore Lifeboat arrived on scene at 3.38pm and found the working boat "well aground". The lifeboat crew assisted with positioning the boats anchor before standing by to wait for the tide to turn.
Once the boat refloated it was towed clear of the point and the lifeboat then escorted it back to its mooring off Mylor Harbour where it was safely secured at 5.58pm. The inshore lifeboat was then released to return to its station.
The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway by 6.19pm where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 6.35pm.
A spokesman said: "The 25ft traditional oyster sailing working boat which had one person on board had been sailing back to Mylor when it had run aground on the point. Its skipper was very appreciative for the help given by the lifeboat crew."
Boat: Inshore Lifeboat
Crew: Andy Jenkin (Helmsman), Adam West, Sam Hall
Location: Penarrow Point in Carrick Roads
Shout Date: 10/10/2013 - 15:34
Weather:NNE 6, Moderate Sea and Slight Swell, Good Visibility, Partly Cloudy
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