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Sennen lifeboat to the rescue of Newlyn crabber

By cmjohnw  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

Sennen lifeboat to the rescue of Newlyn crabber

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THE Sennen lifeboat went to the aid of a disabled crabber in heavy seas.

The skipper of the Newlyn based Chris-Tacha called the Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboat station shortly before 9.30pm on Friday reporting that his vessel had suffered engine failure about four miles north west of Sennen Cove.

The RNLI Sennen Cove all-weather lifeboat City of London III launched with eight volunteer crewmen on board to go to her assistance.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 9.55pm and after checking that all was in order, a tow was set up, and the vessel was taken to Newlyn, arriving at 2.30am.

The weather was overcast with a northwesterly wind of around 20 knots and a three-to-four metre swell.

The sea conditions in Sennen Cove were such that the lifeboat could not be recovered into the boathouse, and she remained at Newlyn until Saturday morning. She returned to the more sheltered short slip at the cove at 10.15am.

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