Catamaran capsizes off Helford river

Catamaran capsizes off Helford river

Catamaran capsizes off Helford river

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RNLI volunteers called to a capsized catamaran found the boat had been righted by the time they arrived.

Falmouth Coastguard called Falmouth RNLI at around 4.20pm on Sunday, August 3 following reports that 16ft catamaran Topaz had overturned near August Rock at the entrance to the Helford River, and arrived on scene at around 4.40pm

An RNLI spokesperson said: “The inshore lifeboat located the catamaran which had been righted with the help of a passing vessel and once it was confirmed that no further assistance was required at 4.55pm the inshore lifeboat was released to return to its station.

“Having been assisted to right the boat the crew had then sailed it back to Gillan Creek.”

The RNLI crew was: Andy Jenkin (Helmsman), Josh Beardmore, Adam West 

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10:26am Thu 7 Aug 14

supplyimaging says...

The vessel that responded to the coastguards call for any vessel in the area to help was Sea Nymph from Falmouth, a Nelson 34 motor boat. We up anchored from Maenporth and motored to the reported position. As it has forward looking sonar we were able to approach the upturned catamaran near the August Rocks at low tide. My wife threw the stricken crew a rope and they were able with a bit of luck to swing the vessel sideways on to the wind. At this point the large swell probably due to the rocks lifted one hull of the catamaran out of the water slightly. The catamaran crew took this opportunity (and they had been told the lifeboat was on its way) to work really hard to right the boat. Once they had done that they were on their way and coastguard informed. Sea Nymph returned to Maenporth anchorage for a cup of tea!!
The vessel that responded to the coastguards call for any vessel in the area to help was Sea Nymph from Falmouth, a Nelson 34 motor boat. We up anchored from Maenporth and motored to the reported position. As it has forward looking sonar we were able to approach the upturned catamaran near the August Rocks at low tide. My wife threw the stricken crew a rope and they were able with a bit of luck to swing the vessel sideways on to the wind. At this point the large swell probably due to the rocks lifted one hull of the catamaran out of the water slightly. The catamaran crew took this opportunity (and they had been told the lifeboat was on its way) to work really hard to right the boat. Once they had done that they were on their way and coastguard informed. Sea Nymph returned to Maenporth anchorage for a cup of tea!! supplyimaging
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