Padstow RNLI lifeboat launched to fishing vessel with gear box issues
The Padstow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched this morning (Wednesday 27 September) at 8.37am to assist a 10m fishing vessel with gearbox problems approximately seven miles west of Trevose.
The volunteer crew of the station's Tamar class lifeboat, Spirit of Padstow, arrived on scene and established a tow line. The lifeboat then towed the fishing vessel Serene safely into Newquay Harbour.
The crew returned to the lifeboat station at 11am.
Notes to Editor
Image: View of fishing vessel being towed
Credit: Steve Swabey Padstow RNLI volunteer crew
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